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What are the side effects of triptans for migraines?

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Side effects of triptans include:

  • Dizziness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Pain at the site of the shot
  • Sleepiness
  • Tingling

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

American Migraine Foundation: "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox a Treatment for Chronic Migraines, But Not a Cure" and "Migraine Treatment."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Migraine Information Page."

Neurology : "Evidence-based guideline update: Pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults."

The Migraine Trust: "Medication."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Migraine headaches in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

American Migraine Foundation: "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox a Treatment for Chronic Migraines, But Not a Cure" and "Migraine Treatment."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Migraine Information Page."

Neurology : "Evidence-based guideline update: Pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults."

The Migraine Trust: "Medication."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Migraine headaches in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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