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n. (context medicine English) A particular drug under investigation in the treatment of migraine


Telcagepant ( INN) (code name MK-0974) is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist which was an investigational drug for the acute treatment and prevention of migraine, developed by Merck & Co. In the acute treatment of migraine, it was found to have equal potency to rizatriptan and zolmitriptan in two Phase III clinical trials. The company has now terminated development of the drug.