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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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The cardiovascular safety profile of triptans was thoroughly investigated by the Triptan Cardiovascular Safety Expert Panel.
It is longer-acting than other triptans, with a half-life of 26 hours.
Seven triptans are currently approved for adult migraine treatment, but none of them are approved for use in adolescents, noted Dr.
Triptans tend to be less effective the longer a patient waits.
In a randomised study of 1,380 people with moderate or severe migraine telcagepant was as effective as zolmitriptan, the most commonly used triptan, and was associated with fewer adverse effects, Dr Tony Ho of Merck Research Laboratories in Philadelphia said in the report.
In these patients, combining hormone manipulation with triptan treatment may help.
Emerging evidence suggests combining a triptan plus an NSAID may produce higher response rates and more durable responses.
concerning" the authors noted, was the fact that 21% of older migraine patients with cardiac contraindications at the time of the study had received a triptan prescription.