• migraine;
  • satisfaction;
  • quality of life

Objective.—To describe the pain relief, satisfaction, and health-related quality of life results of moderate or severe migraines treated with a sumatriptan/naproxen sodium combination tablet.

Methods.—Sumatriptan and naproxen sodium as a single-dose formulation tablet was used to treat moderate to severe migraines over a 12-month period in a phase 3, open-label, multicenter study (n = 565) in patients with at least 6 months' history of migraine headaches.

Results.—Seventy percent of all attacks were treated with 1 dose of sumatriptan/naproxen sodium. Overall subjects treated 24,485 attacks; of these, 81% attacks achieved pain relief and 60% pain-free by 2 hours. At 3 months, the percentage of patients satisfied or very satisfied increased from baseline on all 8 Patient Perception of Migraine Questionnaire (PPMQ) items and remained high throughout the study. Mean Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MSQ) domain scores also increased by 13–15 points from baseline during this time and remained high.

Conclusions.—Sumatriptan/naproxen sodium provides consistent relief of migraine attacks over 12 months, resulting in improved patient satisfaction and migraine specific quality of life.