We study seven drugs, for which the probability of adoption among our sample of HMOs ranges from .35 (Amerge
and Viagra) to .80 (Allegra).
Other drugs in the same category (called triptans), such as Amerge
, Maxalt, and Zomig, give adults additional options.
We conducted an investigation with 18 French or foreign enterprises or research laboratories that had faced the problem of knowledge acquisition from multiple experts (Amerge
Naratriptan tablets USP, 1 mg and 2.5 Amerge
In addition, a specific question addressed current or previous use of the triptans available at the time of the study--ie, naratriptan (Amerge
), sumatriptan (Imitrex--injection, oral, or nasal spray), rizatriptan (Maxalt), zolmitriptan (Zomig), almotriptan (Axert), and frovatriptan (Frova).
In the United States, seven triptans indicated for the short-term treatment of migraine with or without aura are available: sumatriptan (Imitrex), almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge
), rizatriptan (Maxalt), and zolmitriptan (Zomig).
Brand names include: Amerge
, Maxalt, Imitrex, Zomig, Axert, Frova and Relpax.
Drug Dose Cost/Dose * sumatriptan 25-100 mg $16.49 (Imitrex) (oral) (100 mg) almotriptan 6.25-12.5 mg $10.55 (Axert) frovatriptan 2.5 mg not available (Frova) naratriptan 1-2.5 mg $18.46 (Amerge
) rizatriptan 5-10 mg $15.52 (Maxalt) zolmitriptan 2.5-5 mg $16.72 (Zomig) (5 mg) Drug Comment ** sumatriptan Triptan that's been on the U.S.