Magnesium for Migraines

magnesium for migraines

A new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine has some exciting news about using magnesium for migraines! 

In short - IV magnesium may be as effective as metoclopramide & prochlorperazine for many migraine sufferers, and with less side effects.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Vitamin supplementation is for wellness only, and not intended to cure or treat disease.

What did the study measure?

A double-blind study measured patient-reported pain levels of migraine patients in the ER, and then gave each patient a dose of one of 3 forms of IV therapy: magnesium sulfate 2 g, metoclopramide 10 mg, or prochlorperazine 10 mg. Patient-reported pain was then measured again 30 minutes after treatment.

What were the results?

Patients who received magnesium for migraines reported reduced pain similar to those who received metoclopramide & prochlorperazine; no statistically significant differences in pain levels or in length of hospital stay were found between the 3 interventions at 30 minutes.

From the American Journal of Emergency Medicine:

"There was no statistically significant difference in change in median pain scores between IV magnesium, metoclopramide, and prochloperazine. However, IV magnesium was not inferior to prochlorperazine or metoclopramide at 30 min when treating headaches and migraines in the ED—despite patients requiring greater rescue analgesia. Although prochlorperazine may be more effective at controlling pain at one hour, it may also result in greater adverse effects. IV magnesium may be used as an adjunctive agent for the treatment of migraines, or may serve as a safe alternative when agents such as prochloperazine or metoclopramide are not appropriate."

Where can I get IV magnesium for migraines?

You're in luck - as long as you're in otherwise good health & have a history of migraines, you can now receive IV magnesium for migraines without the inconvenience & expense of the ER! In fact, you don't even have to get out of bed.

Our team of expert ER RNs are on call all over the Phoenix region & are ready to deliver IV therapy to your door, typically in under an hour. Or save 20% & come in to our clinic at Scottsdale & Shea - walk-ins are always welcome! We offer comfy recliners & a zen-like atmosphere, in addition to great cost savings.

The Migraine Mix IV Drip

At Prana IV Therapy we offer IV magnesium as part of our Migraine Mix IV Drip. This drip includes:

1L Lactated Ringers Solution

  • Saline
  • Potassium
  • Calcium


B Complex



Benedryl (optional)

Oxygen (20 minutes)

Next time you feel a migraine coming on, don't hesitate to give us a call or text, or just stop in! We're here to help you feel better, fast!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Vitamin supplementation is for wellness only, and not intended to cure or treat disease.


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