Of the available triptans, which should be chosen and how should they be used?

Authors

  • Marcelo Moraes Valença
  • Emanuela Paz Rosas
  • Raisa Ferreira Costa
  • Amanda Araújo da Silva
  • Maria Rosana de Souza Ferreira
  • Rita Santana dos Reis
  • Marcelo Andrade Valença
  • Luciana Patrízia Alves de Andrade- Valença

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2019.7

Keywords:

Triptans, Adverse Effect, Migraine, Prescription

Abstract

There is a plethora of articles dealing with the use of triptans to treat migraine, but so far no unanimity exists regarding the optimal form of using this group of drugs in a patient with recurrent attacks of migraine. Although all of them may exert their pharmacological effects through a known specific mechanism of action, i.e. agonist effects on serotonin 5-HT (1B/1D) receptors, distinct differences exist. The author comment a few facts on the prescription of triptans and possible adverse effects, depending on the clinical scenario. Thus, even though an enormous amount of information has accumulated over the last few decades on triptans, several questions remain to be answered, and research priorities need to be addressed.

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Author Biographies

Marcelo Moraes Valença

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Emanuela Paz Rosas

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Raisa Ferreira Costa

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Amanda Araújo da Silva

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Maria Rosana de Souza Ferreira

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Rita Santana dos Reis

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Marcelo Andrade Valença

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Luciana Patrízia Alves de Andrade- Valença

Neurology and Neurosurgery Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

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Published

2019-03-31

How to Cite

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Valença MM, Rosas EP, Costa RF, Silva AA da, Ferreira MR de S, Reis RS dos, Valença MA, Andrade- Valença LPA de. Of the available triptans, which should be chosen and how should they be used?. Headache Med [Internet]. 2019 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Mar. 2];10(1):29-31. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/63

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