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Topiramate (TPM) has shown efficacy in migraine prophylaxis in two large placebo-controlled, dose-ranging trials. We conducted a randomised, double-blind, multicentre trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two doses of topiramate vs placebo for migraine prophylaxis, with propranolol (PROP) as an active control. Subjects with episodic migraine with and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and tolerability of oral almotriptan, a selective serotonin receptor (5-HT1B/1D) agonist, when used at different doses in the treatment of acute migraine. METHODS This was a placebo controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, dose-finding study. Patients satisfying International Headache Society criteria for acute migraine(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare almotriptan and zolmitriptan in the treatment of acute migraine. METHODS This multicentre, double-blind trial randomized adult migraineurs to almotriptan 12.5 mg (n = 532) or zolmitriptan 2.5 mg (n = 530) for the treatment of a single migraine attack. The primary end point was sustained pain free plus no adverse events (SNAE); other(More)
Ergotamine has been used in clinical practice for the acute treatment of migraine for over 50 years, but there has been little agreement on its place in clinical practice. An expert group from Europe reviewed the pre-clinical and clinical data on ergotamine as it relates to the treatment of migraine. From this review, specific suggestions for the patient(More)
Activation of postsynaptic noradrenergic alpha 1-receptors may be involved in the mediation of psychomotor activating effects of tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drugs. On the other hand, the pronounced sedative properties of some TCA drugs seem to be correlated with their alpha 1-receptor blocking capacity. The presynaptic alpha 2-receptors probably mediate(More)
Unpleasant sensory symptoms are commonly reported in association with the use of 5-HT1B/1D-agonists, i.e. triptans. In particular, pain/pressure symptoms from the chest and neck have restricted the use of triptans in the acute treatment of migraine. The cause of these triptan induced side-effects is still unidentified. We have now tested the hypothesis that(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the within-patient consistency of response for rizatriptan, a 5-HT(1B/1D) receptor agonist for the acute treatment of migraine. METHODS Post hoc analysis was performed on data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Four hundred seventy-three patients with migraine diagnosed according to the criteria of(More)
Two double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, multicentre, multinational, parallel-group studies were carried out to identify the optimum dose of intranasal sumatriptan for the acute treatment of migraine. Study medication was taken as a single dose through one nostril in the first study, and as a divided dose through two nostrils in the second study.(More)
BACKGROUND Topiramate is approved for the prophylaxis (prevention) of migraine headache in adults. The most common adverse events in the three pivotal, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were paresthesia, fatigue, cognitive impairment, anorexia, nausea, and taste alteration. In these trials, topiramate 100 mg/d significantly improved(More)