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Table 3 Use of the different triptans in clinical practice

From: Recent advances in migraine therapy

Drug Formulation Use in clinical practice
Sumatriptan SI Rapid onset attack—if nausea/vomiting
NS If nausea/vomiting
S If nausea/vomiting
Rizatriptan ODT Fast acting; if nausea/vomiting
Zolmitriptan ODT If nausea/vomiting
NS If nausea/vomiting
Almotriptan OT Previous adverse events
Eletriptan OT  
Naratriptan OT Previous adverse events
Long-lasting attacks
Frovatriptan OT Long-lasting attacks
  1. SI subcutaneous injection, OT oral tablet, NS nasal spray, ODT oral dispersible tablet, S suppository