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Sumatriptan (Sumatriptan) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Sumatriptan reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 4 ratings/reviews, Sumatriptan has an overall score of 9.50. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Sumatriptan review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   maigrains
Dosage & duration:   1 (dosage frequency: once a month) for the period of one week ago
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   ceasation of maigrain. The drug provides relive within half an hour of having been administered and prevents further symptomps
Side effects:   there are no aparent side effects from the use of this drug
Comments:   1 pill to be taken with onset of attack. If the attack has already started and the treatment cannot be reached within the first 5 hours of the attack, a further dose of the drug may be required

 

Sumatriptan review by 60 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   migraines
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken as needed for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   got rid of migraine pretty quickly, in about half an hour, but was not as good as imitrex, the brand name. Imitrex would get rid of the migraine more quickly and more completely. There would be times, perhaps one out of three, where I would consider taking two of the 50 mg sumatriptans
Side effects:   fatigue- more pronounced when I first started taking this drug
Comments:   I take sumatriptan at the onset of a migraine. It works best if I am just beginning to notice the pain over my eye.

 

Sumatriptan review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   migraine
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken once a week for the period of one to four doses
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug rapidly gets rid of migraine.
Side effects:   The drug causes slight dizziness and tightness around my temples. Sometimes I also feel slightly nauseated after taking it, but perhaps I should blame the headache and not the medication.
Comments:   I take one dose at onset of headache. I repeat doses of the drug at one hour intervals if headache gets better but then worsens again.

 

Sumatriptan review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Severe Migraine
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken at least 3 to 4 times a month for the period of For about 5 years now
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   Atenolol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I love imitrex, I could not get by as I have severe Migraines to where I can not function. Some time I will take up with one, but try to catch one if I feel it coming on. It usally takes me about 45 minutes to and hour with tablets and 5 to 10 minutes with the injections. It is a wonderful drug. I use the generic tablets, cause they are a little cheaper with my insurance
Side effects:   SOme times I will have aching in my hands and my body like arthritis pain. Feels like arthritis, that is the best way I can describe it, but I would rather have that pain than a migraine.
Comments:   Treatment, self explainatory, I feel better with the imitrex and do not know how I could get by without it.
 


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