Sumavel Dosepro Dosage
Generic name: sumatriptan succinate
Dosage form: subcutaneous injection
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Sumavel DosePro is for subcutaneous use only and is designed for patient self-administration to the abdomen or thigh. Sumavel DosePro is not to be administered to other areas of the body, including the arm. Sumavel DosePro is not to be administered intramuscularly or intravenously.
Administer one Sumavel DosePro to the abdomen or thigh to deliver subcutaneously 6 mg of sumatriptan (as the succinate salt) per 0.5 mL dose. One Sumavel DosePro is the maximum single recommended adult dose. The maximum recommended dose that may be given in 24 hours is two doses of Sumavel DosePro (or one dose of Sumavel Dosepro and one dose of another sumatriptan product), separated by at least 1 hour. Controlled clinical trials with sumatriptan injection 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.
Patients should be instructed to use administration sites on the abdomen or the thigh with an adequate subcutaneous thickness to accommodate penetration of sumatriptan injection into the subcutaneous space. Administration should not be made within 2 inches of the navel. Patients should be instructed not to use Sumavel DosePro if the tip of the device is tilted or broken off upon removal from packaging. [see Patient Counseling Information (17.5)]
Sumavel DosePro is for single use only. Discard after use.