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SUMATRIPTAN is used to treat migraines with or without aura. An aura is a strange feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack. It is not used to prevent migraines. Compare triptans.
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Migraine Medicine Maxalt to Go Generic!

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 10, 2013

The triptan medications have been lifesavers for migraine sufferers. Currently, only Imitrex is available as a generic (sumatriptan is the generic name). Well now there are two and this is good for you.

Mylan has received approval from the FDA for generic Maxalt pills and Maxalt-MLT dissolvable tablets. Rizatriptan benzoate tablets and rizatriptan benzoate orally disintegrating tablets (ODT), the generic versions of Maxalt and Maxalt-MLT, are coming your way. See More

10 New Generic Medications You Need to Know About

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 18, 2012

This past year and a half has brought us generic versions of some blockbuster drugs. What this meant was the expensive brand name drug isn’t your only option. While most of the time, when your medication becomes generic you will save money, strangely it may also hurt you. If you are on a brand name medication that now has a generic option in the same class of drugs, your insurance company will want you to switch to that generic . See More

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