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Metoclopramide Versus Ketorolac for Tension-type Headache

Information source: Montefiore Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Headache

Intervention: Metoclopramide (Drug); Ketorolac (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Montefiore Medical Center


Occasionally, episodic tension-type headache may be severe enough to require an emergency department (ED) visit. The purpose of this study is to compare two commonly used medications to see which is better for tension type headache. Patients who present to the ED with an acute tension-type headache requiring treatment with injectable medication will be randomized to metoclopramide or ketorolac.

Clinical Details

Official title: An RCT of Metoclopramide/Diphenhydramine vs. Ketorolac Alone for Tension-type Headache

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Change in Pain Score

Secondary outcome: Satisfaction Scores


Minimum age: 21 Years. Maximum age: 64 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Acute tension type headache

Exclusion Criteria:

- Contraindications to investigational medications

- Secondary cause of headache

Locations and Contacts

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: November 2009
Last updated: December 5, 2012

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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