Sumatriptan (brand name, Imitrex) is also a reasonably safe, effective abortive. It can be expensive, hard to obtain in adequate amounts, and increase our risk for other health problems if we use it too often. Explore the solutions found by our members. Maybe one of these ideas will work for you, too.

Splitting Sumatriptan Injections

Some patients have discovered that 2 or 3 mg of sumatriptan aborts an attack. Given the unrealistic quantity limits imposed by most health insurance companies, some have learned how to split a 6 mg injection, allowing them to treat more attacks without exceeding the safe daily limits. One of our members teaches how this is done.