9 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan taken for the purpose of 'migraine headaches' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Dec 15, 2014 (Started Sep 14, 2014)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2008 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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