Table 4

Triptan costs6,7

Cost per tabletNNT*Cost per pain-free patient
*Number needed to treat to achieve one pain-free patient 2 hours post-dose.
Sumatriptan50 mg£4.704.0£15.92
100 mg£8.004.3£34.07
Naratriptan2.5 mg£4.009.2£36.75
Zolmitriptan2.5 mg£4.004.9£19.49
5 mg£8.003.3£26.25
Rizatriptan10 mg£4.463.1£13.85
Almotriptan12.5 mg£3.254.6£15.00