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triptans


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A family of drugs used for the acute treatment of migraine; serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists that induce vasoconstriction of extracerebral blood vessels and reduce neurogenic inflammation. Examples include sumatriptan (Imitrex®, Imigran®), zolmitriptan, and naratriptan.

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