Sumavel Needle-Free Sumatriptan Now Available for Migraine

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Good news for those of us who use sumatriptan (Imitrex / Imagran) injections -- Sumavel Dose-Pro is now available in the US for the acute treatment of Migraines and Cluster headaches.

    Sumavel is a novel new delivery system that injects sumatriptan subcutaneously (under the skin) without the needle. The advantages of injections over oral dosing are:

    • Injections are asier to use when nauseous.
    • Injections usually don't contribute to nausea nearly as much as oral medications.
    • Injections workj much faster than oral dosing.

    In clinical trails, Sumavel was shown to start working in as short a time as ten minutes.

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    Dr. Roger Cady, Migraine and headache specialist and director of he Headache Care Center in Springfield, Missouri, and vice president of the National Headache Foundation commented:

    "Migraines can be disabling, with profound implications on quality of life. One of the most common complaints of my migraine patients is that they would like to achieve faster relief. The availability of SUMAVEL DosePro makes it possible for patients to benefit from the fast relief of a subcutaneous formulation in a simple to use, needle-free delivery system."

    How Sumvel is injected:

    You can read more about Sumavel in Needle-Free Sumatriptan Injection for Migraines and Cluster Headaches.

    You can also find more information about Sumavel on their web site,

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    Last updated January 14, 2010
Published On: January 14, 2010