Very effective in a few minutes, the injection of sumatriptan has nevertheless some disadvantages:
- Very expensive. Currently 34,12 € for 1 package of two needles of 5ml each (6mg sumatriptan) excluding reimbursement (if reimbursed, 1 package costs 9,05€).
- Side effects more or less marked depending on the patients: hot flashes, dizziness.
- Maximum two injections per 24 hours.
- Not recommended for people with cardiovascular risks or people with high blood pressure (>15/9)