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  • D
    Gaist, I Tsiropoulos, SH Sindrup et al [Odense Univ,
    Denmark]

    Inappropriate Use of
    Sumatriptan : Polulation Based Register and
    Interview Study

    BMJ
    316-1352-1353, 1998

      

    Sumatriptan succinate is a commonly prescribed
    headache drug in Denmark. The appropriateness of the
    use of this drug was assessed in a polulation-based
    interview study.

     

    The standard antimigraine drugs when taken in
    excessive amounts, are now known to either cause or
    sustain headache. Quite a few patients overuse
    sumatriptan and may in future, overuse the newer
    triptans as well.

     

    The
    study point out that, many overusers were using the
    medication for inappropriate types of headaches,
    namely tension-type and drug-induced headaches.

     

    Physicians must understand both the precise
    indications for the use of triptans and the danger
    of prescribing immoderate amounts. The quantity and
    frequency of use of these medications must be
    plainly specified to.



  
 



 

     

Speciality Spotlight

 

           
Clinical Pharmacology
       

     

Headache
    

  • D Gaist, I Tsiropoulos, SH Sindrup et al [Odense Univ, Denmark]
    Inappropriate Use of Sumatriptan : Polulation Based Register and Interview Study
    BMJ 316-1352-1353, 1998
      
    Sumatriptan succinate is a commonly prescribed headache drug in Denmark. The appropriateness of the use of this drug was assessed in a polulation-based interview study.
     
    The standard antimigraine drugs when taken in excessive amounts, are now known to either cause or sustain headache. Quite a few patients overuse sumatriptan and may in future, overuse the newer triptans as well.
     
    The study point out that, many overusers were using the medication for inappropriate types of headaches, namely tension-type and drug-induced headaches.
     
    Physicians must understand both the precise indications for the use of triptans and the danger of prescribing immoderate amounts. The quantity and frequency of use of these medications must be plainly specified to.

    

 

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