Any of a family of tryptamine-based drugs used as abortive medication in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches. (noun)
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Use "triptan" in a sentence
"Three other patients had more serious side effects, which are sometimes called triptan adverse events."
"As a patient, I have veto power, but if a triptan is the best medicine for my migraines for example, I want my doctor to say to me, "this is the best medicine for your migraines"."
"An online Lancet review by researchers from Sweden and Norway touted telcagepant as holding out hope for migraine patients with acute attacks that fail to respond to migraine medications known as triptan drugs, such as Zomig and Imitrex."