27 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan

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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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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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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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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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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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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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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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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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