by Teri Robert, Lead Expert

Subcutaneous means under the skin.

We sometimes use the term subcutaneous when discussing Migraine medications, particularly DHE-45 and Imitrex (sumatriptan) injections.

You can read a new needle-free method for subcutaneous injections in:

For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.


Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.

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Last updated February 11, 2010

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