Sumavel-Dosepro

(sumatriptan injection)

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Treats migraine and cluster headaches.

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Our bottom line

Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) is a new way to take sumatriptan for your migraine or cluster headaches, but it's only available as a brand name so it can be expensive.

Quick facts about Sumavel-Dosepro
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) is part of the group of first choice medicines for migraine headaches.
  • Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) can be a good alternative if you're not able to swallow pills and don't like needles.
  • There are programs available to make Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) more affordable.
  • Compared to taking pills, injecting Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) works faster and is more effective.
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Downsides

  • Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) is available only as a brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • You have to follow the directions for using Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) correctly; otherwise, you might not get the full dose of medicine for your headaches.
  • Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) only comes in two strengths: 4 mg and 6 mg.
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How it works

Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) is a triptan. Migraine headaches happen when blood vessels are too open and allow too much blood in the brain. Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) tightens the blood vessels, which relieves the pain.

Quick facts about Sumavel-Dosepro
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) for Migraine or cluster headaches

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  • Possible side effects
  • Application site reaction
  • Unusual sensations
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Changes in heartbeat
  • Stroke
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Side effect rates for Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection)

From 917 clinical trials of Sumavel-Dosepro when taken for migraine
  • Application site reaction
    59%59%
    24%24%
  • Unusual sensations
    42%42%
    9%9%
  • Tingling
    14%14%
    3%3%
  • Dizziness or balance problems
    12%12%
    4%4%
  • Warm or hot sensations
    11%11%
    4%4%
  • Burning sensation
    7%7%
    1%1%
  • Feeling of heaviness
    7%7%
    1%1%
  • Pressure sensation
    7%7%
    2%2%
  • Flushing
    7%7%
    2%2%
  • Feeling of tightness
    5%5%
    1%1%
  • Numbness
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Chest discomfort
    5%5%
    1%1%
  • Weakness
    5%5%
    1%1%
  • Neck pain or stiffness
    5%5%
    1%1%
  • Chest tightness
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Drowsiness or sleepiness
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Feeling strange
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Tight feeling in the head
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Discomfort in the nose or sinuses
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Jaw discomfort
    2%2%
  • Muscle pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Headache
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Sweating
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Sumavel-Dosepro.

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People taking Sumavel-Dosepro felt side effect more

People taking Sumavel-Dosepro felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Heart disease
    • History of chest pain
    • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

    People who have heart disease or chest pain shouldn't take Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection). Although rare, heart attacks have happened in people after taking Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection). This can feel like pain in the chest, jaw, neck, or throat. If this happens, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.