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Triptans are a family of tryptamine-based drugs used as abortive medication in the treatment of migraines and cluster headaches. This drug class was first introduced in the 1990s. While effective at treating individual headaches, they do not provide preventative treatment and are not considered a cure. They are not effective for the treatment of tension headache or other kinds of pain.
Drug Drug Description Sumatriptan A serotonin receptor agonist used to treat migraines and cluster headaches. Zolmitriptan A member of the triptan class of 5-HT(1B/1D/1F) receptor agonist drugs used for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. Naratriptan A 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonist used to treat migraines. Rizatriptan A triptan used to treat migraines with or without aura. Almotriptan A 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonist used to treat migraines. Eletriptan A triptan used for the treatment of migraines. Frovatriptan A 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonist used to treat migraines.
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