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Arch Neurol. 1992 Dec;49(12):1271-6.

Dose ranging efficacy and safety of subcutaneous sumatriptan in the acute treatment of migraine. US Sumatriptan Research Group.

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Houston Headache Clinic, TX 77704.

Abstract

Sumatriptan, a specific serotonin1-like receptor agonist, was studied in the acute treatment of migraine. Two hundred forty-two adult migraineurs participated in a randomized, double-blind study in which one dose of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 8 mg of subcutaneous sumatriptan succinate was evaluated in sequential ascending fashion. At each dose level, a placebo group was included. Efficacy was defined as reduction of moderate or severe pain to mild or no pain, without the use of rescue medication. Headache relief rates showed an approximate dose-response relationship and at 1 hour were as follows: placebo, 24%; 1 mg, 43%; 2 mg, 57%; 3 mg, 57%; 4 mg, 50%; 6 mg, 73%; and 8 mg, 80%. Relief of nausea and improvement in clinical disability were also approximately dose related. Adverse events were dose related; the most common types were injection site reactions and tingling. The 6-mg dose was as effective as the 8-mg dose but was associated with fewer adverse effects and so is optimal.

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