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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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Most patients, when given an SSRI in combination with a triptan, will tolerate the combination and never develop serotonin syndrome (Lindsay, 2006).
Rapid Response in Migraine Patients Treated with Breath Powered(TM) Intranasal Delivery of Sumatriptan Powder (AVP-825): Efficacy Analysis by Prior Triptan History from the Phase 3 TARGET Study
Only 9% of the referred patients were taking a triptan.
Evaluates the impact of economic, technology, and regulatory factors on triptan drug commercialization
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.
Hastalarin tedavi oncesinde bir ay icerisindeki atak sayisi, atak suresi (saat olarak), Gorsel Analog Skala ile agri siddetleri, kullandiklari analjezik sayilari ve kullandiklari triptan sayilari kaydedildi.
Treatment during this phase of an attack, especially with triptans, has been shown to be effective with some patients.
At 6 months, he was requiring only 4 to 6 doses of a triptan per month.
n Totaal van 3 011 produkte vir die behandeling van migraine teen 'n koste van R451 559 is aan 578 pasiente in die studie oor 'n tydperk van een jaar (1996) voorgeskryf aangesien sumatriptan die enigste triptan was wat beskikbaar was in 1996.
21) Common triptan side effects also include tingling, paresthesias, dizziness, flushing, and chest symptoms.
As these clinical study results demonstrate, zolmitriptan is the first oral triptan to provide rapid onset for patients who experience this unique, debilitating kind of headache.