Long term use of sumatriptan

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.533a (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:533
  1. D K Lloyd,
  2. W S G Arnold
  1. Product Strategy Directorate, Glaxo Research and Development, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BT.

    EDITOR, - M J Osborne and colleagues report on a patient who developed a pattern of daily headaches and used excessive daily doses of sumatriptan.1 They suggest that the long term use of sumatriptan could have led to a dependent state. The patient had a 50 year history of incapacitating migraine attacks refractory to other treatments, but his attacks were …

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