Antimigraine drug

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Zolmitriptan, a common antimigraine medication

An antimigraine drug is a medication intended to reduce the effects or intensity of migraine headache.

Examples include triptans[1] such as zolmitriptan [2] and ergot alkaloids such as methysergide.

Antimigraine medications are classified under "N02C" in the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System


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  2. ^ Morikawa T, Matsuzawa Y, Makita K, Katayama Y (2006). "Antimigraine drug, zolmitriptan, inhibits high-voltage activated calcium currents in a population of acutely dissociated rat trigeminal sensory neurons". Molecular Pain. 2 (1): 10. doi:10.1186/1744-8069-2-10. PMC 1434723. PMID 16549032.