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Know More About Imitrex

Uses of Imitrex 

Administer Imitrex to treat migraine. It is sold under the generic name Sumatriptan. Imitrex serves as a relieving factor for people who experience the massive effects of migraines. It obstructs any inflammation in the blood vessels, which causes migraine and intense aches in any part of the head. 

Migraines refer to severe headaches with persistent throbbing pain of the head. Besides Imitrex, Sumatriptan is also available under the brand names Imitrex Nasal, Onzetra Xsail, and Tosymra. 

Imitrex Precautions and Warnings 

Avoid Imitrex consumption if you are hypersensitive to the medicine, most especially with Sumatriptan. If you have a history of having any heart disease, you will be recommended to use other medications. Also, ensure that you discuss with your healthcare professional other diseases and medications that you have before. 

Imitrex Dosage 

The usual dosage of Imitrex is one tablet when the migraine is starting to bother you. If the migraine persists, avoid consuming another dose as it can add to the side effects of the medicine. If 2 hours have passed already and the migraine hasn’t stopped, take your second dose immediately. Also, keep wary of the adverse reactions of this medicine and tell your doctor of these things to keep them updated on your treatment progress. 

Imitrex Side Effects 

Note that there are different side effects after an Imitrex consumption. These includes: 

Common Side Effects of Imitrex

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Flushing
  • Numbness

Severe Side Effects of Imitrex 

  • Vision loss
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe pain in the abdomen
  • Discoloration of the hands and feet


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