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A colloquial short form for those migraine drugs that have triptan in their names.
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.
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.