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 what are the triptans?

 what are the triptans?

For migrane: For migraine head aches a group drugs used to relive headache . Mode of action by constricting blood vessels. These drugs ( 5-hydroxy tryptamine or serotonin ) act as agonist s at serotonin receptor site by constriction blood vessels. ...Read more

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6 day long migraine. No relief from nsaids and allergic to triptans. What should be my next course of action? (mod-severe pain)

6 day long migraine. No relief from nsaids and allergic to triptans. What should be my next course of action? (mod-severe pain)

Talk to your DR: About prescribing you some stronger opioids and giving u preventive meds for migraine attacks.Ask your dr if he would consider doing an imaging study.Getting some sleek would help. God bless you! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?

What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?

Rebound or migraine?: A rebound headache is also called a"medication overuse headache,"&occurs, paradoxically, from daily use of "as needed" headache meds like acetaminophen, butalbital,triptans.There is less risk with NSAIDS (eg.naproxen).Individual advice requires appt,&in your specific case,with a Toradol allergy,you would need to clear this with your doctors first. A 2wk headache is very difficult-wishing you well. ...Read more

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What works good for migraine pain when ur allergic to all triptans and preventatives don't work at all? I get 15 or more a month.

What works good for migraine pain when ur allergic to all triptans and preventatives don't work at all? I get 15 or more a month.

Migraine Tx: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with both migraine, and raynaude's. Nearly died on ergomar. Would it be safe for me to try a triptan?

I have been diagnosed with both migraine, and raynaude's.  Nearly died on ergomar.  Would it be safe for me to try a triptan?

Cautiously: Ergotamine was once the magic treatment for migraine. However too many developed bad side effects. It is now rarely used. Triptans became the new magic. We are seeing many with side effects. It may be magic or misery. Low dose sumatriptan with naprosyn (naproxen) may be quite effective. ...Read more

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I take triptans to control migraine. But i heared that this could have a negative side effect on my kidneys. Is this true?

I take triptans to control migraine. But i heared that this could have a negative side effect on my kidneys. Is this true?

Depends: First- do you have any underlying medical problems? 2nd-how often do you require the medication? If you have no underlying problems and use the med infrequently, there should be no issue. If need it often you should be on a prohylactic medication. Would review with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Migraines 15yrs, tried otcs, -triptans, narcs, blockers, diet, with varying luck.Best luck-stadol nasal spray (max use 10x/mo). Any long term concerns?

Migraines 15yrs, tried otcs, -triptans, narcs, blockers, diet, with varying luck.Best luck-stadol nasal spray (max use 10x/mo). Any long term concerns?

Hormone: Migraine is often triggered by hormonal changes, have you tried birth control pills? If you have more than 15 migraines a month, Botox injections may be considered (not sure that this is fda approved for those under 18 but it is approved for other conditions down to age 12). ...Read more

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How many triptans (relpax, imitrex, (sumatriptan) etc.) can you take per month for migraines?

Depends.: The first issue that must be addressed is whether triptans are effective. Once that is established, your physician will determine the appropriate usage based on the specific triptan chosen. Secondly, patients that require triptans frequently as abortive care for migraines, are likely better served by transitioning to prophylactic medications to prevent the onset of migraines. ...Read more

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 what are the triptans?

For migrane: For migraine head aches a group drugs used to relive headache . Mode of action by constricting blood vessels. These drugs ( 5-hydroxy tryptamine or serotonin ) act as agonist s at serotonin receptor site by constriction blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone a triptan?

Is hydrocodone a triptan?

No, a narcotic: Hydrocodone is a narcotic, not a triptan. Triptans are actually quite effective for migraines, while hydrocodone is much more prone to causing a medication overuse headache. ...Read more

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Should i take my triptan before or after i workout? I have daily migranes soo it always hurts but hurts a little more after working out

Should i take my triptan before or after i workout? I have daily migranes soo it always hurts but hurts a little more after working out

Triptans : Triptan can be used prophylactically but would advise you to use it as soon as the headache comes on. If you have headaches all the time, its difficult to know when to treat. You need to see a headache specialist who will put you on preventive medications, which can decrease daily headaches. ...Read more

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Are triptans contraindicated w/ snri/ssri's?

Are triptans contraindicated w/ snri/ssri's?

Serotonin syndrome : The actual risk of serotonin syndrome remains extremely low when using triptan and antidepressants. As patients with migraines, also have co morbidities like depression, we use this combination often. ...Read more

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Which oral triptan would be your first choice for a patient with typical migraines?

Varies: Many choices, but here is how i approach it. If speed is critical, the fastest control comes from injectable imitrex, which i rarely use. But the nasal spray, zomig 5mg works within 15 min in most people. If rebound is issue, Frova or treximet seem best. If other triptans fail, found Relpax (eletriptan) helpful.. In summary, my favourites in order: relpax, (eletriptan) frova, zomig ns. ...Read more

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Can I take triptans with alcohol? And Can i take triptans for migrai.nes as a result of hangover?

Can I take triptans with alcohol? And Can i take triptans for migrai.nes as a result of hangover?

No alcohol: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from it. It is doubly bad to mix alcohol and medications. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can triptans cause rebound headaches? I have been having daily unilateral headaches for over a week. Can I take triptans when pain unbearable?

Can triptans cause rebound headaches? I have been having daily unilateral headaches for over a week. Can I take triptans when pain unbearable?

Triptans & others: As a rule of thumb...no abortive medication for migraine headaches (such as triptans) should be taken more than twice in 24 hrs. (meaning 2 doses) or more than 4 times in 7 days (4 doses). And yes, they can and do cause rebound headaches. Keeping track of your headaches & medication doses as you decrease their use may show you how this phenomenon works. See a headache specialist for more details. ...Read more