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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?

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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