Progress is being made to make needle-free injections widely available. The DosePro needle free system is one of these. Zogenix plans to launch SUMAVEL DosePro in January (2010), a needle free sumatriptan injection.
Certain studies have suggested that taking your abortive medication earlier during your migraine attack is critical. But the fact remains, if you’re going to take the medicine, the sooner it gets into your system the better.
An injection allows you to get the relief that the medicine offers within minutes. And the DosePro system is very easy and quick.
You may notice, however, that whatever the inference may be, this system is not being marketed as "pain-free". Yes, it still hurts. Though it may have advantages over a needle injection, being painless isn’t one of those advantages.
Some patients aren’t aware that there are now very easy needle injections out there as well. Even needle injections have come a long way since the days of one big needle, careful handling, and all the other horrors you may imagine.
Patients can use a simple pen like device to give themselves a quick injection, and they may find faster, more effective relief over the oral medicine.