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Eletriptan treatment of migraine in patients switching from barbiturate-containing analgesics: results from a multiple-attack study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16109055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to examine efficacy and tolerability of eletriptan in patients switched from barbiturate-containing combinations (Fiorinal), Fioricet. Migraineurs (n = 160) meeting IHS criteria, with unsatisfactory response in the past year to butalbital-containing combinations, treated up to 16 attacks over 3 months with eletriptan 40 mg. Assessments included headache response and pain-free rates and functional impairment at baseline and 2 h postdose, and global ratings of treatment satisfaction at 24 h. At 2 h postdose, average headache response and pain-free rates were 71% (95% CI, 69-74%) and 37% (95% CI, 35-40%), respectively; 68.5% of patients (95% CI, 65-72%) reported functional response. Within-patient analysis found no efficacy diminution over time (no tolerance). Average headache recurrence rate was 20% (95% CI, 18-23%). Eletriptan was well-tolerated; 6 (3.7%) patients discontinued due to adverse events. There were no serious treatment-related adverse events. We conclude that in poor responders to butalbital-caffeine combinations, switching to eletriptan 40 mg was well-tolerated and efficacious.
V T Martin; E Loder; K Taylor; M Almas; B Hilliard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-19     Completed Date:  2005-10-12     Revised Date:  2009-10-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  726-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 452674217, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acetaminophen / therapeutic use
Analgesics / therapeutic use*
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Barbiturates / therapeutic use*
Caffeine / therapeutic use
Drug Combinations
Indoles / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / drug therapy*
Patient Satisfaction
Pyrrolidines / therapeutic use*
Quality of Life
Serotonin Agonists / therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics; 0/Barbiturates; 0/Drug Combinations; 0/Indoles; 0/Pyrrolidines; 0/Serotonin Agonists; 0/Tryptamines; 0/acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine drug combination; 0/eletriptan; 103-90-2/Acetaminophen; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 51005-25-5/aspirin, butalbital and caffeine drug combination; 58-08-2/Caffeine

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