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Comparing Triptans

How do triptans compare in treating migraines?

PubMed Clinical Q&A [Internet] - National Center for Biotechnology Information (US).

Version: October 1, 2010

Migraine: Do triptans work in different ways?

Drugs known as triptans can relieve migraine symptoms. There are differences among the triptans, for instance in the way in which they are used. It is not certain whether some triptans work better or have fewer side effects than others.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: June 20, 2012

Fact sheet: Medications for the treatment of migraine attacks in adults

A migraine is not the same as a normal headache. Most people have headaches from time to time. These are usually tension headaches. Migraines, though, are sudden and strong, pounding headaches on one side of the head. They can greatly affect everyday life. Some people only have occasional migraines. For others, migraines mean several days out of action every month.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: June 20, 2012

Migraine in children and teenagers: Which drugs can relieve the symptoms?

The painkillers ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol) can relieve migraine attacks in children and teenagers and only rarely cause side effects. Sumatriptan nasal spray is also effective for children over the age of 12, but it causes more side effects.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: April 3, 2012

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