I am on prophylactic meds for migraines, but also take triptans during acute migraine attacks during the menses. Is it just my impression that some of them treat the concomitant nausea/dizziness better than others? So far, Maxalt seems (for me) to work faster, more effectively, and offers better relief from nausea/dizziness than Imitrex, Frova, or Axert. Have clinical trials shown any differences among the triptans in these dimensions? Also, are any of them proven to be better for migraines that one "wakes up with," which for me, are more stubborn to treat? Thank you. Clemmie.
While all the triptans are able to relieve the migraine as well as the other accompanying symptoms, some will be more able to do so for one person versus another. There's no magic formula for which agent will do the best job. Fortunately, we have 7 agents in this group to pick from at this time. If one agent is best for you stick with it.
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Published On: May 28, 2007