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Imitrex-SUMATRIPTAN

Imitrex-SUMATRIPTAN

Imitrex is a synthetic drug belonging to the Triptan class. Imitrex tablets contain Sumatriptan Succinate which is a 5HT1B/1D receptor agonist. It is used in the treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura in adults. The drug is not used to prevent migraine attacks. The safety and effectiveness of Imitrex tablets have not been established for cluster headache.

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Quantity Strength Price Unit Price Cart
30 Tablets Imitrex 50Mg - Generic $425.00 $14.17
60 Tablets Imitrex 50Mg - Generic $547.00 $9.12
30 Tablets Imitrex 100mg - Generic $599.00 $19.97
60 Tablets Imitrex 100mg - Generic $770.00 $12.83

In case of Migraine there is a intense unilateral and throbbing headache. Imitrex the 5HT1B/1D receptor functions as auto receptors. The auto receptor stops the release of serotonin upon activation.  Imitrex goes and binds to these auto receptors. This results in vasoconstriction and inhibition of sensory nerve firing and vasoactive neuropeptide release.

Indications

Imitrex is used to treat migraine attacks with or without aura.

Dose

Imitrex is available in doses of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. If the migraine recurs again in two hours you can repeat the dose. The maximum dose in a day should not exceed more than 200 mg.

Side effects

Every drug has a side effect which is beneficial or non beneficial in nature. The most common side effect which is generally seen in case of Imitrex includes anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, neck stiffness, pain, swelling, redness, sick feeling, stomach upset and tiredness. In case of severe side effects it has to be reported to the doctors. The severe side effects include severe allergic reactions like rashes, itching and difficulty in breathing.  There are other severe side effects which are seen and it includes hearing problems, loss of hearing, leg cramps, seizures, severe or persistent headache and weight loss.

Precaution

To avoid some unpleasant thinking or happening caution is always suggested. Before you start taking Imitrex.

  • In case you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, tell your doctor about it.

  • Individuals who are taking prescription and nonprescription drug should tell about all the medication which they are taking to their doctors.

  • In case of mild to severe liver or kidney problems, you can discuss either your doctor about the perfect dose.

  • Precaution is required in case of women who have past menopause.

  • A woman who is older than 40 years of age should take precaution.  

  • In case of obese patient, depending on the obesity the dose id chosen.

  • Individuals having a history of heart disease or a stroke.  

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or arrhythmias associated with other cardiac accessory conduction pathway disorders

Contraindication

The reasons to withhold any medical treatment with Imitrex is as follows  

  • If the patient is allergic or hypersensitive to any ingredient of the Imitrex.

  • In case of uncontrolled high blood pressure or severe liver problems do not use Imitrex.

  • If you are suffering from migraine likes hemiplegic or basilar migraine.

  • Do not take the medication if you have taken any of the 5HT1D medication.

  • The drug should not be taken if you have experienced shortness of breath, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Storage

The medication is stored at temperature between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. It should be stored away from heat, moisture and light. You should not store the medication in the bathroom. The medication should be kept away from children and pets.

Missed dose  

 Not applicable

Overdose

In case of overdose the symptoms could be life threatening in nature and may need hospital admission. You need to call the doctor immediately and seek medical attention.  

 

Generic SUMATRIPTAN (SOO-ma-trip-tan)
Strength Imitrex 50Mg - Generic

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