Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sumatriptan DosePro Offers Needle-Free Alternative to Imitrex Injection


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Pharmaceutical company Zogenix has developed an alternate delivery method for administration of sumatriptan, the active ingredient in Imitrex.

Imitrex is currently available in injection, nasal spray and pill forms. The new delivery mechanism, Sumatriptan DosePro, is a pre-filled, disposable, needle-free system.

The injectable delivery method has been the fastest option available to patients. The needle-free system DosePro offers the same advantage of speed as the injectable method while allowing people who are afraid of needles or resistant to using them to achieve the same relief.

The medication is delivered into the abdomen or thigh.

Sources:
Zogenix: Sumatriptan DosePro
Zogenix Announces Clinical Study Results for Sumatriptan DosePro, A Novel Migraine Treatment

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