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triptan

(trĭp'tan),
A colloquial short form for those migraine drugs that have triptan in their names.

triptan

(trĭp′tn)
n.
Any of a class of drugs that act as agonists of serotonin, result in cranial vasoconstriction, and are used for the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine headaches.

triptan

A class of medications used to treat cluster and migraine headaches. Members of this class act as agonists at 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptors in the brain. Each of them has a generic name that ends in “-triptan, ” including frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, and sumatriptan.
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Migraine therapeutics market is expected to witness the advent of first-in-class novel migraine drugs especially meant for patients unresponsive to triptans or ones at risk of cardiovascular disorders.
According to the results, triptans also are highly effective, with some side effects.
In migraine patients experiencing autonomic symptoms, it was reported that the pain was mostly unilateral, more severe, and frequent, with a longer attack duration and better response to triptans in comparison to migraineurs without autonomic features (1-3).
Current triptan users averaged 7.3 headache days per month.
She follows up with a neurological nurse practitioner approximately every 9-12 months, and at each visit, the provider reviews the risk and symptoms of serotonin syndrome with Nicole given her concomitant SSRI and "triptan" use.
In 155 menstrual migraine attacks treated in double-blind fashion, the two triptans displayed similar short-term efficacy, as reflected in pain relief and pain-free episodes 2 and 4 hours post treatment.
At 24 hours of follow-up, the recurrence rate was 11% following frovatriptan versus 24% collectively for the comparator triptans.
Dodick revealed that major risk factors include overuse of acute medications, particularly opioids, barbiturates, analgesics and triptans, depression and other mood disorders, obesity, snoring, head trauma, and excessive caffeine intake.
If the pain isn't resolved you can try Triptan medicines that are often available over the counter without a prescription.
He also talked about use of triptan oral and nasal preparations and said that Nara triptan is long acting has slowest onset with few side effects.