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kathy Click to EMail kathyClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Aug-26-01, 09:14 PM (CMT)
"Axert... new abortive drug?"
The September Ladies Home Journal said a new drug for migraine called Axert debuted in July and has fewer side affects. It sounds like it is an abortive drug. Has anyone heard about this drug? Is it in trials? Do you know what family of drugs it's in? I tried to call my pharmacist to ask about it but they are closed. If you know anything about it please share.

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RE: Axert... new abortive drug?, Norma, Aug-26-01, (1)
RE: Axert... new abortive drug?, Tana, Aug-27-01, (2)
RE: Axert... new abortive drug?, mo_marie, Aug-27-01, (3)

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Norma Click to EMail NormaClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the poster Aug-26-01, 09:46 PM (CMT)
1. "RE: Axert... new abortive drug?"
All I know is that it is a triptan. If I remember right it's sort of a slow actor like amerge. That's supposed to help as far as side effects etc. If it is like amerge, the slow action may also allow it to be used as a preventive in people who aren't too susceptible to rebound.



Tana Click to EMail TanaClick to check IP address of the poster Aug-27-01, 00:11 AM (CMT)
2. "RE: Axert... new abortive drug?"
I beleive it is in the Triptan Class. Iam pretty sure that I seen in on a Neuro site a couple of weeks ago. I don't know anything about it yet. I will try to find the website and post it here. Tana

mo_marie Click to EMail mo_marieClick to check IP address of the poster Aug-27-01, 10:07 AM (CMT)
3. "RE: Axert... new abortive drug?"
I did read "somewhere" that it is a triptan, slower acting, and has fewer side effects...

because of that it has been tried (at the lowest doses)as a preventive for menstrual migs...taken one or two days before your period starts and then for a couple of days after...

I haven't come across any articles determining the rate of success for Axert in this way...but Amerge has brought relief for many used in this way.

Blessings, June



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