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Imitrex belongs to the class of medications known as selective 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonists (also known as "triptans"). It is used to treat migraine with or without aura (one of the warning signs of a migraine). There is a reason to believe that the pain that triggers a migraine is caused by the dilation of blood vessels in the head. Sumatriptan relieves migraine pain by constricting these blood vessels. You can buy generic imitrex online.
Sumatriptan is not indicated for the treatment of other types of headaches or the prevention of headaches.
For most people, Imitrex stops or alleviates migraine symptoms, including headaches, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Significant relief of migraine pain usually occurs about 10 to 15 minutes after injection, 15 minutes after nasal spray and 30 minutes after the ingestion of oral tablets.
This medicine is available under various brand names or in different presentations. A specific brand of this medication may not be available in all forms or approved for all conditions listed here. Also, some forms of this medicine may not be used against all conditions mentioned in this article.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for a condition not listed in this drug information article. If you have not discussed it with your doctor yet, or if you are not sure why you are taking this medicine, check it out.
Do not give this medicine to anyone, even someone who has the same symptoms as yours. This medicine may be harmful to people for whom it has not been prescribed.
25 mg - Each whitish, round, biconvex tablet, with a logo on one side, and the inscription "SA" over "25" on the other, contains 25 mg of sumatriptan succinate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, lactose, and magnesium stearate.
50 mg - Each whitish, round, biconvex tablet, with a logo on one side, and the word "SA" over "50" on the other, contains 50 mg of sumatriptan succinate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, lactose, and magnesium stearate.
100 mg - Each pink, triangular, biconvex tablet, with one logo on one side, and the "SA" over 100 on the other, contains 100 mg sumatriptan succinate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and red ferric oxide 30.
The recommended adult dose for tablets ranges from 25 mg to 100 mg. The 50 mg dose is the most commonly prescribed. So buy generic Imitrex is usual by the patients.
If the headaches come back, or if the relief is only partial, you can resume 1 dose 2 hours later. If a dose has not allayed your headache, do not take another dose without first consulting a doctor. No more than 200 mg should be taken within 24 hours.
The tablet should swallow with water, without chewing or chewing. It must not be overwritten or split. This medicine must be taken as directed by your doctor. Several factors can be taken into consideration when determining the dose a person needs: weight, health, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose other than those listed here, do not change the way you take the medicine without first consulting. Store this medicine at room temperature, away from moisture and out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medicines in wastewater (example - in the sink or the toilet bowl) or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to get rid of unused or expired medication
Oral for the acute treatment of migraine attacks
The recommended dose is 50 mg sumatriptan. Some patients require 100 mg sumatriptan. At higher single doses, no improvement in efficacy is expected. If complaints that have subsided have returned, it is not possible to take another dose within the next 24 hours after at least two hours. In total, no more than 300 mg sumatriptan should be taken each day.
Nasal for the acute treatment of migraine attacks
The recommended dose is 20 mg sumatriptan nasal administered in a nostril. In some patients, the administration of 10 mg sumatriptan nasal may be sufficient. In total, no more than 2 doses of Sumatriptan nasal 20 mg should be administered every two hours within 24 hours.
Orally- The efficacy and safety of sumatriptan orally in children less than 17 years of age have not been established, therefore its use is not recommended.
Nasal - The prescription of sumatriptan nasal in adolescents over the age of 12 should only be given by a specialist doctor in migraine treatment. The recommended dose of sumatriptan nasal is the administration of 10 mg sumatriptan into a nostril. In total, no more than 2 doses of Sumatriptan nasal 10 mg should be used every two hours within 24 hours. Sumatriptan nasal is not recommended for children under the age of 12 because of insufficient data on safety and efficacy.
Subcutaneous- Sumatriptan subcutaneously is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 17 because of insufficient data on safety and efficacy.