27 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan

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Mar 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take it with 10 mg. of generic Reglan, so I get more rapid blood absorption. It works about 50% of the time, if I take it in time.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1991)

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

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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: As needed
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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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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Dec 10, 2010 (Started Jan 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Raynaud's phenomenon)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Can't use it as it makes the Raynauds worse. Docs NEVER told me DUH!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Raynaud's phenomenon

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2005 (Started Mar 12, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Worked at first, had to increase dosage several times, then stopped working at all. Caused uncomfortable heart racing.
Side effects: racing heart feeling

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Jul 1, 2004 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2002 (Started Jun 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I took Sumatriptan for many years, although it had considerable side effects. Sumatriptan side effects increased over time. I switched to Eletriptan, which has fewer side effects for me and works just as well.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2006 (Started Jan 14, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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