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Table 8 Specific anti-migraine drugs, formulations and doses for step two (listed alphabetically)

From: Aids to management of headache disorders in primary care (2nd edition)

Almotriptan • Tablets 12.5 mg
Eletriptan • Tablets 20 and 40 mg
• Tablets 80 mg (not widely available)
(for some people, 80 mg is effective when 40 mg is not)
Frovatriptan • Tablets 2.5 mg
Naratriptan • Tablets 2.5 mg
Rizatriptan • Tablets and mouth-dispersible wafers 10 mg
• Tablets 5 mg (to be used when propranolol is being taken concomitantly)
Sumatriptan • Tablets and rapidly dissolving tablets 50 and 100 mg
• Nasal spray 10 mg (licensed for adolescents) and 20 mg
• Subcutaneous injection 6 mg
Zolmitriptan • Tablets and mouth-dispersible tablets 2.5 and 5 mg
• Nasal spray 5 mg