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[Triptans in clinical practice: effectiveness, tolerance and patient's satisfaction with medication (TRIPRACLI study)].
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PMID:  23359075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS. This study was aimed determining the effectiveness, tolerance and satisfaction of patients with migraine as regards different triptans, according to the characteristics of their attacks. At the same time it sought to establish a predictive model that can be used to recommend one or another, depending on those characteristics. PATIENTS AND METHODS. Retrospective observation-based study conducted in headache units in a number of different centres. Patients included in the study were those with migraine who used the same triptan to treat their attacks. Data concerning preference, effectiveness, speed and tolerance were analysed. RESULTS. The analysis included 160 patients (88 females), with a mean age of 42.92 years. The most commonly used triptans were eletriptan, almotriptan and rizatriptan. Both patients and doctors reported a high degree of satisfaction (88% and 65%) with the triptan that was used. In the surveys on preference, patients preferred their current triptan to the previous one (83%) or to non-specific drugs. The overall score on a visual analogue scale was above 7 for all the triptans, without any differences from one to another. On analysing the use of a particular triptan depending on the characteristics of the attacks, no statistically significant differences were found. CONCLUSIONS. In this selected group of patients, triptans are a treatment that patients claim to be very satisfied with. Although there are no overall differences in the scores among different triptans, the fact that certain triptans are used more by patients after previous experiences with others suggests that they are more effective. We did not find any parameter that predicts the use of a particular triptan.
J M Lainez-Andres; A Caminero; S Diaz-Insa; M Gracia-Naya; M Huerta-Villanueva; P Irimia; M D Jimenez-Hernandez; R Leira; M Sanchez Del Rio-Gonzalez
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de neurologia     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1576-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Neurol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706841     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  143-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Espana.
Vernacular Title:
Los triptanes en la practica clinica: eficacia, tolerancia y satisfaccion del paciente con los farmacos (estudio TRIPRACLI).
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