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Patient treatment preferences and the 5-HT1B/1D agonists.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11718585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Migraineurs have specific preferences with regard to migraine therapy. In surveys, they consistently cite several attributes they seek in a migraine medication: rapid pain relief, complete pain relief, ability to return to normal functioning, relief of migraine-associated symptoms, reduction in headache recurrence, and minimal adverse effects. When prescribing medication for patients with migraine, physicians should respect patients' treatment preferences and select drugs that most closely meet patients' needs. As a class, the 5-HT(1B/1D) agonists, or triptans, have many of these attributes, including effectively relieving pain and associated symptoms and allowing patients to return fairly quickly to their normal activities. However, differences have emerged in the ability of specific triptans to satisfy patient preferences. Physicians should consider these differences when prescribing triptans for their patients with migraine.
R E Ryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  161     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-23     Completed Date:  2001-12-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2545-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Ryan Headache Center, Department of Otolaryngology, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63017, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Migraine Disorders / drug therapy*
Patient Satisfaction*
Quality of Life
Serotonin Agonists / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serotonin Agonists

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