Triptans in Pregnancy

December 3rd, 2009

Teri Robert at My Migraine Connection reports today on a study on use of sumatriptan (Imitrex and generics) and naratriptan (Amerge) to abort Migraines during pregnancy. The article is well worth a read. Migraines, Triptan Safety, and Pregnancy. The study is preliminary, but indicates that the overall risk of birth defects is not raised significantly (from 4% general risk to 4.6% risk in the study) with use of sumatriptan. There was not enough data to draw a conclusion as to use of naratriptan. This is potentially good news for pregnant Migraineurs. Although the results are preliminary, it’s well worth discussing with your doctor if you are experiencing Migraines during pregnancy.

- Megan

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