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Treatment satisfaction with zolmitriptan nasal spray for migraine in a real life setting: results from phase two of the REALIZE study

  • M. Gawel1Email author,
  • J. Aschoff2,
  • A. May3,
  • B. R. Charlesworth4 and
  • on behalf of the REALIZE Study Group
The Journal of Headache and Pain20056:237

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-005-0237-3

Received: 24 March 2005

Accepted: 7 July 2005

Published: 21 September 2005

Abstract

In phase one of the REALIZE study, zolmitriptan nasal spray demonstrated a significant headache response from 10 min post–dose and total symptom relief from 30 min post–dose. The objective of phase two was to investigate patients' dosing patterns, satisfaction and preference following openlabel treatment with the nasal spray. Up to 3 attacks were treated. The ITT population consisted of 851 patients. The median time from onset of symptoms to treatment was 1 h 15 min (primary endpoint). Most patients reported being satisfied or very satisfied with zolmitriptan nasal spray (75.7%). Furthermore, the majority of patients would be willing to use zolmitriptan nasal spray in the future (59.8%) and preferred zolmitriptan nasal spray over previous therapies (57.8%). Zolmitriptan nasal spray was well tolerated. Most patients were satisfied with zolmitriptan nasal spray, were willing to continue using it and preferred it to previous therapies.

Key words

Migraine Zolmitriptan Intranasal Satisfaction