Use of Triptans in Elderly Patients

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

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Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Use of Triptans in Elderly Patients

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Although usually a disorder of the young, approximately 3%–10% of older patients continue to suffer from migraine. Because this age group has more medical comorbidity, treatment options may be limited. This chapter reviews the indications, contraindications, and work-up required to safely prescribe triptans in older migraine sufferers.

Chapter.  980 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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