Which triptans and ergot alkaloids are used in the treatment of migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The 2 categories of migraine-specific oral medications are triptans and ergot alkaloids. The specific ergot alkaloids include ergotamine and dihydroergotamine (DHE). [95] The specific triptans include the following [96] :

  • Sumatriptan

  • Rizatriptan

  • Zolmitriptan

  • Naratriptan

  • Almotriptan

  • Eletriptan

  • Frovatriptan


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