Imitrex - Uses & Side Effects
Generic name: Sumatriptan succinate
Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate) tablets are indicated for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults.Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate) tablets are not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine. Safety and effectiveness of Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate) tablets have not been established for cluster headache, which is present in an older, predominantly male population.
In controlled clinical trials, single doses of 25, 50, or 100 mg of sumatriptan succinate tablets were effective for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. There is evidence that doses of 50 and 100 mg may provide a greater effect than 25 mg. There is also evidence that doses of 100 mg do not provide a greater effect than 50 mg. Individuals may vary in response to doses of sumatriptan succinate tablets. The choice of dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of a higher dose with the potential for a greater risk of adverse events.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed.
Uses of Imitrex
Side Effects of Imitrex
The following side effects can occur when taking Imitrex:
Warnings and precautions before taking Imitrex:
Drug Interaction :-
If Imitrex 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 Imitrex with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of Imitrex overdose may include:
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