, Volume 11, Supplement 1, pp 35–42 | Cite as

A Multinational Investigation of the Impact of Subcutaneous Sumatriptan

III: Workplace Productivity and Non-Workplace Activity
  • P. Cortelli
  • C. Dalhlöf
  • J. Bouclzard
  • J. Heywood
  • J.-P. Jansen
  • S. Pham
  • J. Hirsch
  • J. Adams
  • D. W. Miller


This report presents the workplace productivity and non-workplace activity results of a multinational study of the effects of subcutaneous sumatriptan 6mg in the acute treatment of migraine compared with patient’s customary therapy.

Patients diagnosed with mIgraine treated their symptoms for 24 weeks with subcutaneous sumatriptan after a 12-week period of treating symptoms with their customary (non-sumatriptan) therapy. Patients used diary cards to record information concerning the effects of migraine on workplace productivity and nonworkplace activity time.

The average workplace productivity time lost was 23.4 hours per patient during 12 weeks of customary therapy, compared with 7.2 and 5.8 hours per patient during the first and second 12-week periods of sumatriptan therapy, respectively. An average of9.3 hours of non-workplace activity time was lost per patient during the customary therapy phase, compared with 3.2 and 2.8 hours during the first and second 12-week periods of sumatriptan therapy, respectively.

Treatment of migraine with subcutaneous sumatriptan compared with customary therapy was associated with an average gain per patient of approximately 16 hours of workplace productivity time and 6 hours of non-workplace activity time, over a 3-month period.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Cortelli
    • 1
  • C. Dalhlöf
    • 2
  • J. Bouclzard
    • 3
  • J. Heywood
    • 4
  • J.-P. Jansen
    • 5
  • S. Pham
    • 6
  • J. Hirsch
    • 7
  • J. Adams
    • 8
  • D. W. Miller
    • 9
  1. 1.Clinica NuerologiaUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.The Gothenburg Migraine ClinicSociala Huset, GothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Clinical Research DepartmentSt Joseph HospitalLa MalbaieCanada
  4. 4.Royal Melbourne HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  5. 5.Schmerz-Zentrum Berlin GmbHBerlinGermany
  6. 6.Glaxo Wellcome Research and Development, Medical AffairsResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  7. 7.Hirsch Reid ConsultingTrabuco CanyonUSA
  8. 8.Glaxo Wellcome Inc.MississaugaCanada
  9. 9.Glaxo Wellcome Research and Development, Pharmacoeconomic ResearchGreenford, MiddlesexEngland

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