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Is hydrocodone a triptan?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Eric Nelson
Anesthesiology

In brief: NO

Hydrocodone is an opiate and acts on the opiate receptors to alleviate pain.
Triptans are typically used for migraines, and opiates usually do not aid with migraine pain relief.

In brief: NO

Hydrocodone is an opiate and acts on the opiate receptors to alleviate pain.
Triptans are typically used for migraines, and opiates usually do not aid with migraine pain relief.
Dr. Eric Nelson
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