27 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan

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Mar 13, 2007 (Started Nov 22, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Pain

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Oct 29, 2008 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (ventricular tachycardia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 22, 2008 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Mar 27, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (gagging (throat spasm), nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: made me gag and throw up so would not be good if taken while away from your home
Side effects: gagging (throat spasm), nausea and vomiting

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Nov 24, 2008 (Started Aug 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakness in arms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: Try not to repeat doses unless your doctor approves it since rebound headaches can occur and also be careful of drug interactions and blood pressure issues.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weakness in arms

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Dec 10, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Start slow. Don't double up. Listen to your doc even thou when you are hurting you want to take all of them.
Side effects: sleepiness

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Apr 5, 2009 (Started Apr 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning sensation in nose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: be careful when taking keep eye on blood presure
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: burning sensation in nose

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May 24, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (ventricular tachycardia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Use if you need it's a magic bullet!
Cost: $200+ monthly

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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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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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Dec 31, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: use as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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