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Sumatriptan Succinate vs Rizatriptan Benzoate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 48

This is personalized comparison of Sumatriptan Succinate vs Rizatriptan Benzoate for a female aged 48. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Sumatriptan succinate (latest outcomes from 2,449 users) has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine.

Rizatriptan benzoate (latest outcomes from 267 users) has active ingredients of rizatriptan benzoate. It is often used in migraine.

On Sep, 21, 2014: 1,871 female patients aged 43 who take the same drugs are studied in Sumatriptan Succinate vs Rizatriptan Benzoate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Sumatriptan Succinate sumatriptan succinateGenpharm
Rizatriptan Benzoate rizatriptan benzoatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 43 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Sumatriptan Succinate (Genpharm)Rizatriptan Benzoate
Rizatriptan Benzoate
Sumatriptan Succinate (Genpharm) - 50MG

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Sumatriptan Succinate (Genpharm)Rizatriptan Benzoate
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Vomiting
Chest PainMigraine (headache)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Migraine (headache)Chest Pain
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diarrhoea
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Weight Decreased
PainDrug Ineffective

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Sumatriptan Succinate (Genpharm)Rizatriptan Benzoate
Drug IneffectiveMigraine (headache)
Migraine (headache)Headache (pain in head)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Memory ImpairmentAnxiety
Penicilliosis (infection caused by fungus penicillium marneffei)Pain - Head (pain in head)
Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)Neurotransmitter Level Altered
VomitingCognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving)
DepressionBlood Pressure Increased
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Stomach Discomfort (pain in abdomen)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Sumatriptan Succinate4.13%13.22%31.40%33.06%18.18%
Rizatriptan Benzoate1.04%10.42%26.04%39.58%22.92%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Sumatriptan Succinate (sumatriptan succinate) is often used to treat migraine. Rizatriptan Benzoate (rizatriptan benzoate) is often used to treat migraine. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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