ZENEO® Sumatriptan: Treatment for migraines and cluster headaches
Sumatriptan injection is the standard of care for migraines and cluster headaches, which affect more than 92 million people worldwide, although only 45% of them have benefited from a formal diagnosis and 21% suffer from severe forms of these disorders (source: anaes recommendations 2012).
Cluster headaches are characterized by severe pain felt on one side of the face, usually around the eye. As the name suggests, the headaches usually occur in variably-long episodes, called clusters, which are thereafter followed by variably-long remission periods. There is also a "chronic" form, which affects about 10% of cluster headache patients.
A classic auto-injector necessitates no less than eight preparatory steps, and its needle must be maintained in the skin for 10 seconds. In contrast, with ZENEO® Sumatriptan, patients have only to open the device and push it down on their thigh to administer the treatment, needle-free, and in less than a tenth of a second. Relief comes in less than 10 minutes.
When experiencing a migraine, the patient can self-administer ZENEO® Sumatriptan in the thigh.
Another person could also administer the product for the patient, in a ventrogluteal injection.