Several new triptans (Imitrex-type meds) have come on the market in the past year and a half;  Axert (almotriptan) came out 1.5 years ago, and more recently Frova.  There are pluses and minuses to each.

Axert is relatively mild, with very few chest symptoms;  it is well tolerated, but does not always pack the impact (work as well) as Imitrex.  Frova is longer-lasting, with a half-life of 26 hours, which can be both good and bad.  I will explain more about Frova later.  Frova is mild, takes longer (up to 2 hours) to work, and is good for longer-developing,  slower onset, more moderate migraines.

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