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Claims for Patent: 5,298,520

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Claims for Patent: 5,298,520

Title: Triazole containing indole derivatives
Abstract:A class of substituted imidazole, triazole and tetrazole derivatives are selective agonists of 5-HT.sub.1 -like receptors and are therefore useful in the treatment of clinical conditions, in particular migraine and associated disorders, for which a selective agonist of these receptors is indicated.
Inventor(s): Baker; Raymond (Much Hadham, GB2), Matassa; Victor G. (Furneux Pelham, GB2), Street; Leslie J. (Harlow, GB2)
Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (Hertfordshire, GB2)
Application Number:07/827,187
Patent Claims: 1. The compound which is N,N-dimethyl-2-[5-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]ethylamine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

2. A salt of the compound according to claim 1 selected from the group consisting of the oxalate, succinate, benzoate and hydrochloride salts.

3. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of N,N-dimethyl-2-[5-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]ethylamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in association with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.

4. A pharmaceutical composition according to claim 3 wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable salt is selected from the group consisting of the oxalate, succinate, benzoate and hydrochloride salts.

5. A method for the treatment of migraine, cluster headache, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, headache associated with vascular disorders, tension headache and pediatric migraine, which comprises administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of N,N-dimethyl-2-[5-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]ethyl amine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

6. A method according to claim 5 wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable salt is selected from the group consisting of the oxalate, succinate, benzoate and hydrochloride salts.
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