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What's a good drug to use for migraines instead of imitrex (sumatriptan)?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Migraine

There are several products in the triptan family, of which Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a member. One of those might work better for you.
There is also Dihydroergotamine (an injection) or ergotamine/caffeine tablets. These are the best 2 groups for treatment. There are also med for preventing migraines, like inderal. Discuss with your pcp or neurologist which might work best for you.

In brief: Migraine

There are several products in the triptan family, of which Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a member. One of those might work better for you.
There is also Dihydroergotamine (an injection) or ergotamine/caffeine tablets. These are the best 2 groups for treatment. There are also med for preventing migraines, like inderal. Discuss with your pcp or neurologist which might work best for you.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Plenty

If indeed your headaches are migraines, there are several alternatives.
Please talk to your doctor or neurologist.

In brief: Plenty

If indeed your headaches are migraines, there are several alternatives.
Please talk to your doctor or neurologist.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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