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What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of a triptan may have overdose symptoms that could include but are not limited to:
  • Seizures
  • Shakiness
  • Not being able to move or feel (paralysis)
  • Swelling in the arms or legs
  • Wide or dilated pupils
  • Increased saliva and watery eyes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Neck tension
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Heart problems.
If you happen to overdose on triptans, seek immediate medical attention.

Examples of Triptans

Seven triptans are currently available.
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