Alsuma Dosage

Generic name: sumatriptan
Dosage form: injection, solution

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ALSUMA is only for subcutaneous use.

The maximum single recommended adult dose of ALSUMA is 6 mg injected subcutaneously. The maximum recommended dose that may be given in 24 hours is two doses of ALSUMA separated by at least 1 hour. Controlled clinical trials have failed to show that clear benefit is associated with the administration of a second 6 mg dose in patients who have failed to respond to a first dose.

Since the injection is intended to be given subcutaneously, intramuscular or intravascular delivery must be avoided. Patients should be directed to use injection sites with an adequate skin and subcutaneous thickness to accommodate the length of the needle. ALSUMA is for single use only. Discard unused portions. [see Patient Counseling Information (17.5)]

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