Sumatriptan is not the only analgesic used inappropriately

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7164.1016a (Published 10 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1016
  1. Peter J Goadsby, Reader in clinical neurology
  1. Institute of Neurology, London WC1N 3BG

    EDITOR—As Gaist et al report, the problem of overuse of sumatriptan is of considerable concern.1 This is particularly so in the context of chronic daily headache.2 Catarci et al have suggested that sumatriptan may replace ergotamine in overuse syndromes.3 Staff at the headache …

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