Imitrex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute cluster headaches and migraine headaches with or without aura in adults. Imitrex is also known by its drug name, Sumatriptan.
Imitrex is a triptan. Triptans are believed to work by constricting blood vessels and reducing inflammation.
How do I take it?
Imitrex is generally taken once or twice a day.
Imitrex comes in the form of tablets, nasal spray, prefilled syringe, and single-use vial.
The FDA-approved label for Imitrex lists common side effects including vertigo, malaise, fatigue, “pins and needles” tingling sensation, temperature change sensation, injection site reaction (if using injection), throat or sinus discomfort (if using nasal spray), and sensation of tightness, heaviness, or pressure in the chest, throat, jaw, neck, or other body parts.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Imitrex include stroke, cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding), serotonin syndrome, medication overuse headache, and ischemia (insufficient blood supply) to the heart, spleen, or gastrointestinal system.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to Sumatriptan during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.
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Imitrex tablet – GSK Source
Imitrex Injection – GSK Source
Imitrex Nasal Spray – GSK Source
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