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Sumatriptan (soo-ma-TRIP-tan) is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Many people find that their headaches go away completely after they take sumatriptan. Other people find that their headaches are much less painful, and that they are able to go back to their normal activities even though their headaches are not completely gone. Sumatriptan often relieves other symptoms that occur together with a migraine headache, such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound.
Sumatriptan is not an ordinary pain reliever. It will not relieve any kind of pain other than migraine headaches. This medicine is usually used for people whose headaches are not relieved by acetaminophen, aspirin, or other pain relievers.
Sumatriptan injection is also used to treat cluster headaches.
|Imitrex 100 mg - 9 Tabs
|Imitrex 50 mg - 9 Tabs
|Imitrex 25 mg - 9 Tabs
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Imitrex Directions To Use
Take Imitrex tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Imitrex is taken at the first symptoms of a migraine attack; it is not for everyday use. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. If your migraine headache returns after one dose, you can take another dose as directed. You must leave at least 2 hours between doses, and do not take more than 100 mg as a single dose. Do not take more than 200 mg total in any 24 hour period. If there is no improvement at all after the first dose, do not take a second dose without talking to your prescriber or health care professional. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Imitrex Warnings and Side Effects
If you have any of the following conditions you should not take Imitrex: allergy to Imitrex, Raynaud syndrome, strokes in the past, certain types of heart disease, transient ischemic attacks, uncontrolled blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease. You should consult your personal doctor before taking this medicine if you smoke, have high cholesterole or high blood pressure, diabetes.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
Rare or uncommon:
Chest or throat pain, tightness, dizziness or faintness, fast, slow, or irregular heart beat, feeling of chest heaviness or pressure, increased or decreased blood pressure, palpitations, seizures (convulsions), severe stomach pain and cramping, bloody diarrhea, shortness of breath, wheezing, or difficulty breathing, tingling, pain, or numbness in the face, hands or feet, unusual reaction or swelling of the skin, eyelids, face, or lips.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): change in taste, diarrhea, drowsiness, feeling warm, flushing, or redness of the face, muscle pain or cramps, nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset, tiredness or weakness.
In case of overdose you must get immediate medical care.
Imitrex Drug Interactions
Before taking this medicine inform your personal doctor if you take any headache medication, ergotamine or MAO inhibitors such as linezolid, furazolidone, tranylcypromine, phenelzine, selegiline.
Imitrex Missed Dose
Imitrex is not to be taken routinely. Only take this medicine when a migraine attack occurs.
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
If you are pregnant please consult your personal doctor before taking Imitrex.
Imitrex More Information
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