Precautions and Warnings With Triptans

Who Should Not Take Triptans?

In general, you should not take a triptan if you:



  • Have hemiplegic or basilar migraines (rare types of migraines involving loss of feeling on one half of the body or pain at the back of the head).
  • Have taken ergot medications within the past 24 hours. Ergot medications include:


    • Bromocriptine (Parlodel®)
    • Dihydroergotamine (Migranal®)
    • Ergotamine (Bellamine S, Cafergot®, Ergomar®)
    • Pergolide (Permax®).


  • Have taken a different triptan within the past 24 hours. Triptans include:



  • Have severe liver or kidney problems.
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Triptan Medications

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