3 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Dec 1, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Phenergan with it.

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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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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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