Nausea and vomiting are a frequent accompaniment of migraine and anti-nausea medications are frequently used in its management. The majority of anti-nausea medications that are used in migraine are dopamine receptor blocking agents and therefore have the potential to cause drug-induced movement disorders. This article explores the risk of such drug-induced movement disorders in migraineurs who were treated with these medications.
Keywords: acute dystonic reaction; akathisia; metoclopramide; migraine; prochlorperazine; promethazine; tardive dyskinesia.
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