6 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan with a adherence rating of Usually

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Jan 22, 2015 (Started Mar 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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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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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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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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Nov 24, 2008 (Started Aug 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakness in arm(s))
  • 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 arm(s)

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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.

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