Migraine injections provide an intense delivery of medication to the body for fast acting pain relief when a patient is not responding to other medications. An emergency room or outpatient setting can administer this form of treatment intramuscularly, intravenously or through an IV treatment already in place.
The most common migraine injection medications include Demerol, Toradol, Botox, Depro and Sarapin. In some instances, migraine injections are accompanied by other medications to aid in the reduction of nausea, brought on by severe migraine episodes.
Once a patient receives intravenous or migraine injections, they are monitored for a short period of time to ensure that no adverse reactions occur. Patients are instructed not to drive following a migraine injection due to the nature of the medication and should arrange for transportation.