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Sumatriptan

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

    January 28, 2017 CHSG Admin

    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 ...

  • Sumatriptan Splitting Demonstration

    September 20, 2017 Tammy Rome, LPC

    Video demonstration of a fast, simple way to split injection doses to increase the number of attacks that can be treated without exceeding the safe upper limits. Includes bonus demonstration of ketorolac injections and safe storage of injectable meds.


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