SUMATRIPTAN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Migraine: “Just started having migraines at 45 (gee- wonder why… lol). Tried all the OTC and homeopathic treatment I could find. Gave up and started with Relpax. My insurance wouldn’t help so it was $115 for 6. Then my dr had me try 50 mg Sumpitriptan ( generic imitrex) and very inexpensive. Always works within an hour and normally my migraines last 36 hours on any OTC med. I can’t take more than 2 doses in a 5 day stretch or I’m up for days with leg cramps tho. In desperation, I’ve started Topomax 50 mg as preventative but it’s about 20% effective and not worth the side effects for me ( lack of focus; numbness; tired).”

It works…. but (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 11, 2018

For Migraine: “Nothing Over the counter has ever helped. Got a prescription for Sumatriptan and Took 50mg and knocked out pain. Next time tried 25mg and it only dulled pain for a few hours. So far took on 3 occasions with positive results and no side effects. I am 150 lbs male.”

Spurgeon (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 23, 2018

Imitrex (sumatriptan) for Migraine: “I took this today when I felt a migraine coming on the left side (eye pain, watery eyes, runny nose, nausea) and within 20 mins the migraine was completely gone. I burped a bit and felt kinda loopy for like 5-10 min the. Bam gone as if it never happened. Can’t believe I went so long not without imitrex. Missed so much work and fun times due to migraines before.”

Migraine897 (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2018

Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan) for Migraine: “I have suffered from migraines since I was 12. I am 53. Sumavil Dosepro is the only medication that works for me. Although I used to have frequent migraines, several per month, sometimes multiple per week, my migraines are less frequent now. My migraines do not respond well to other medications. Sumavel, taken appropriately, has changed my life. Migraines no longer dictate my schedule. However, this calendar year, my insurance stopped covering Sumavel and the company does not offer an assistance program. I am down to 4 shots. Not sure what I’ll do after that.”

Florence220H February 9, 2018

For Migraine: “Made me feel high and paranoid. I was out of commission the whole time I was on it till a few days later.”

kaija February 6, 2018

For Migraine: “I have been getting menstrual migraines and food triggered ones (rarely) for maybe 10 years I am 42. Usually 2-4 a month. If I take sumatriptan in the beginning when pain has started it works within 15 min and pain is gone. I wish I had tried it sooner. It does make you a little drowsy and occasionally sweat or feel tightness in your neck, also a diuretic. Take with food and lots of water.”

AmyStover98 February 6, 2018

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