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Alsuma Dosage

Generic name: SUMATRIPTAN 6mg in 0.5mL
Dosage form: injection, solution
Drug class: Antimigraine agents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 4, 2022.

Dosing Information

The maximum single recommended 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 a clear benefit with the administration of a second 6 mg dose in patients who have failed to respond to a first dose. A second 6 mg dose should only be considered if some response to a first injection was observed.

Administration Using ALSUMA

ALSUMA is only for subcutaneous use. 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. Visually inspect the medication for particulate matter and discoloration before administration. Do not use if particulates and discolorations are noted. Discard unused portions. [see Patient Counseling Information (17.8)]

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