How do you administer sumatriptan injection?
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.
When do you give sumatriptan injection?
Sumatriptan injection comes as a solution (liquid) to inject subcutaneously (just under your skin). It is usually used at the first sign of a migraine headache. If your symptoms improve after you use sumatriptan but return after 1 hour or longer, you may use a second dose of sumatriptan.
Where do you give an Imitrex injection?
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 a migraine injection?
Using the autoinjector device, inject a single injection (6 mg) at the start of the migraine attack. It should work within 10–15 minutes. If your migraine improves at first but comes back, wait at least 1 hour before giving yourself another injection (6 mg). Do not use more than 2 injections (12 mg) in 24 hours.
How fast does sumatriptan work?
Take sumatriptan as soon as a migraine or cluster headache starts. The tablets usually work within 30 to 60 minutes. The spray and injection work quicker.
How long does sumatriptan injection stay in your system?
How long does sumatriptan stay in your system? Sumatriptan is a short-acting medication that is rapidly cleared from the body. No matter how it’s taken, a single dose of sumatriptan has a half-life of around two hours. The amount of medication in the body begins to decrease about then.
How long does sumatriptan Injection take to work?
Imitrex tablets typically start to work within 30 minutes, while the nasal spray can start to work in about 15 minutes. Both forms can take up to 2 hours to have their full effect. The Imitrex injection can start working within 5 to 10 minutes. It usually reaches its full effect within 1 hour.
What tablets are in a migraine cocktail?
A migraine cocktail may contain a combination of anti-inflammatories, drugs that alleviate nausea and vomiting, and medications that specifically target migraine….These products typically contain three active ingredients:
- acetaminophen, 250 milligrams (mg)
- aspirin, 250 mg.
- caffeine, 65 mg.