Where do you inject subcutaneous sumatriptan?
Do not use more than 2 doses in 24 hours. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin (usually on the stomach, thighs, or upper arms). Sumatriptan injection may sometimes be given at home to patients who do not need to be in a hospital or clinic.
How do you give subcutaneous sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan Injection is usually injected into the thigh. Carefully read the ‘How to use the pre-filled pen’ section as provided at the end of this leaflet. The pre-filled pen will inject a dose of Sumatriptan Injection just below the skin quickly and without pain.
Is Imitrex given subcutaneous?
Dosing Information The maximum single recommended adult dose of IMITREX injection for the acute treatment of migraine or cluster headache is 6 mg injected subcutaneously. For the treatment of migraine, if side effects are dose limiting, lower doses (1 mg to 5 mg) may be used [see Clinical Studies].
Do sumatriptan injections hurt?
Of the 15 patients who had formerly used the sumatriptan self-injector, one pa- tient (femaleJ reported no discomfort at the injection site. Three patients experienced pain but still used the recom- mended injection technique and injection site.
What angle do you inject sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan SUN should be injected subcutaneously using a pre-filled pen. After removal of the needle shield, the open end of the pre-filled pen is to be placed on the injection site, straight up at a right angle (90°).
How long does it take sumatriptan injection to work?
Sumatriptan tablets should work within 30 to 60 minutes. The injections start to work within 10 to 15 minutes and the nasal spray works in about 15 minutes.
Can you buy sumatriptan injections?
Sumatriptan tablets, nasal spray and injections are available on prescription. You can also buy packs containing two 50mg tablets from a pharmacy without a prescription, but only if you have previously been diagnosed with migraines.
What happens if Imitrex is given IM?
Imitrex Injection may cause non-coronary vasospastic reactions, such as peripheral vascular ischemia, gastrointestinal vascular ischemia and infarction (presenting with abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea), splenic infarction, and Raynaud’s syndrome.
How is sumatriptan administered?
Sumatriptan is one of the triptan family of drugs used to treat migraine attacks. It can be given by four different routes: by mouth (oral), by injection under the skin (subcutaneous), by nasal spray (intranasal), and by suppositories (rectal).
How long does sumatriptan injection last?
How long do sumatriptan side effects last? Sumatriptan is a short-acting medication with a half-life of around two hours. A sumatriptan dose will be completely cleared from the body in 10 hours.
Which migraine injection is best?
Sumatriptan injection is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light).