Triptans.

Abstract

Triptans are potent serotonin (5-HT) 1B/1D receptor agonists used to abort and treat migraine headaches. Although the triptans share pharmacodynamic characteristics at 5-HT(1B/1D) receptors, they differ pharmacokinetically. This column reviews how the triptans are metabolized. Generally, the triptans are metabolized by phase I monoamine oxidases (MAOs) and… (More)

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