A study of IV magnesium vs. metoclopramide in acute migraine attacks
IV magnesium (2 grams-a pretty hefty dose) was shown to be just as effective as Reglen (normally used to speed up gastric emptying) for treatment of migraine in the ER. So, most would look at this and ask why anyone would use magnesium if it is just as effective. Hmmm… magnesium is much, much cheaper.
No known side effects (diarrhea if given orally, however). Makers of magnesium IVs are not getting sued for damaging the nervous system. Need any more reasons to use magnesium instead?