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Triptans do not work for me, is there an alternative?

Triptans were the miracle of the late 1980's and 1990's. Just because one triptan has failed, does not mean that another will not work. The are admonitions to triptan therapy such as significant heart disease, significant possible allergic reactions and although rare can occur. If you have failure with one triptan, try another. Trexomet has naproxen with Imitrex in the tablet. This may result in better and longer lasting relief. A lot of clinical trials have been done on this combination triptan and it has been shown to be very effective. For people who do not respond to triptans at all, there are other alternatives including ergots, prophalaxysis, and pain medications.

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