27 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan

Nov 21, 2009 (Started Jan 03, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sluggishness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this is the only medication I have been prescribed for migraines that actually work. I take it only when I have a migraine headache. I have suffered with migraines headache half of my life, and have been prescribed many medications. But, imitrex is the only medication that knocks that pain out of my head. It makes me feel sluggish, and a little quezzy, but it works.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sluggishness

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Sep 25, 2009 (Started Jul 16, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I now take Treximet

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Aug 11, 2009 (Started Feb 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take it as soon as your headache starts; don't wait until the migraine is in full bloom. It works very fast, though, so even if you wait, it still gives relief pretty quickly. It mostly works on the pain, not so much the other migraine symptoms (visual disturbances, nausea, sleepiness, sensitivity to light, etc.).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Jan 30, 2009 (Started Feb 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Feb 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: There is supposedly a possible drug interaction between Imitrex and Selegiline. I take both, and have had no problems.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Sep 24, 2008 (Started Feb 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This drug absolutely DESTROYS my migraines. One is enough, and the migraine is gone. It sometimes comes back the next day, but I just take another. There is supposed to be a drug interaction problem with Imitrex and selegiline, but I take both without any problems (on the advice of my neurologist). I don't have problems with high blood pressure, though.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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