27 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Oct 23, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Very temporary relief

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works to eliminate the pain in 30 minutes. It seems to help extend the time between migraines. I am a small person, with sensitives to some meds. With Imitrex, I have to buy the single dose vials which I inject myself and don't use the auto injector. A full dose makes my heart race badly, so I use 1/2 the regular dose. (For those who won't self-inject, your doc or walk-in clinic can do it.). I've it's critical to rest or sleep afterward for a while, or the migraine will return within 24 hours.
Side effects: sleepiness

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Nov 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent migraine)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am never without this pill at my side. It takes about 45 minutes to work but the results are amazing. I try to take only 1 a day as there can be bad side effects if you take too many. I can go from feeling like death warmed up, to feeling brilliant really quickly and able to get up and do work instead of curl up in a ball in a dark, quiet room.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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