Migraine Patients to Wait for Triptan Alternative
Telcagepant is part of a category of new migraine medications called CGRP receptor antagonists. These medications exploit the discovery that many patients experience a rise in CGRP levels during a migraine attack. These drugs are thought to be safe for people with cardiovascular problems, who cannot safely use triptans such as Imitrex or Relpax for migraine treatment. We'll have to wait and see if the safety issues continue to be a concern.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.