Drug Class: What is Imitrex and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Imitrex work?
Dosage: How should you take Imitrex?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking imitrex
Special information on Imitrex
Imitrex side effects
|Drug Class: What is Imitrex and why is it prescribed?|
| Generic Imitrex 50 mg is prescribed for the treatment of a migraine attack with or without
the presence of an aura (visual disturbances, usually sensations of halos or flickering
lights, which precede an attack). The injectable form of Generic Imitrex, is also
used to relieve cluster headache attacks. (Cluster headaches come on in waves,
then disappear for long periods of time. They are limited to one side of the head,
and occur mainly in men.)
Generic Imitrex 50 mg cuts headaches short however
|Drug Mechanism: How does Imitrex work?|
Generic Imitrex 50 mg, Sumatriptan is an antimigraine medicine. Migraine headaches are believed to result from dilatation of the blood vessels in the head. Generic Imitrex 50 mg, Sumatriptan causes constriction of the blood vessels, thus relieving migraine headache. While it is very effective in relieving migraine, it does not prevent or reduce the number of attacks of migraine.
|Dosage: How should you take Imitrex?|
Generic Imitrex should be taken as soon as your symptoms appear, but may be used at any time during an attack.
Generic Imitrex is available in three forms: injection, tablets, and nasal
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking imitrex|
If Generic Imitrex 50 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either may
be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor
before combining Generic Imitrex 50 mg with the following:
|Special information on Imitrex|
Special information on Generic Imitrex 50 mg, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the effects of Generic Imitrex 50 mg during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Generic Imitrex 50 mg does appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant.
If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with Generic Imitrex 50 mg is finished.
|Imitrex side effects|
Side effects of Generic Imitrex 50 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Imitrex 50 mg.
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