Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. It is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.
Use Imitrex exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take one Imitrex tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not split the tablet. The suggested dosage for adults is 25-50 mg till 100 mg. Use Imitrex as soon as you notice headache symptoms, or after an attack has already begun. The dosage of Imitrex nasal spray is from 5-20 mg till 40 mg a day.
The drug is taken only for curing classic migraine. Avoid using Imitrex if you have hypertension.
You should not use Imitrex if you are allergic to the components, basal, ophthalmoplegic, hemiplegic forms of migrain, coronary heart disease or heart attack, angina, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, seizure disorder, pregnant, patients younger 18 and elder 65 years. Do not use Imitrex if you have used an MAO inhibitors, especially in the last 14 days.
Possible side effect
Usually the drug doesn't excite possible effect. Sometimes it can be allergy, chest pain, trembling, high temperature, asthenia.
Be careful when you use Imitrex with an antidepressant, MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), as it may cause possible side effects.
Since Imitrex is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule.
Call emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include tremors or shaking, skin redness, breathing problems, blue-colored lips or fingernails, vision problems, watery eyes or mouth, weakness, lack of coordination, or seizure.
Store your medicines at room temperature between between 2-30 C (36-86 F). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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