16 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Dec 15, 2014 (Started Sep 14, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for atypical migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 12, 2012 (Started Aug 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Helps my migraines a great deal

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May 28, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was first given this medication with a disabling migraine which had lasted for nearly a month, possibly related to my epilepsy. It was in a clinical trial with another drug as an IV injection. I'm not even sure if that type of treatment is still available, but it was extraordinarily painful has the IV site had to be moved with every injection due to degradation of the veins. However, it got rid of the headache. At that point, I didn't particularly care about anything else. Imitrex by itself is a wonderful medication with which I experienced tremendous relief with absolutely no side effects.

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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