Researchers said drug delivery is more predictable when it bypasses the gastrointestinal system as it does in the injectable and patch forms. The patch form avoids nausea-related complications often experienced by migraine patients.
NuPathe Reports Positive Phase I Results for NP101, A Novel Transdermal Patch for Acute Migraine
The patch was well tolerated by study subjects. Very little skin irritation was observed as a result of use of the patch.
Sumatriptan is the active ingredient in the brand name product Imitrex.
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