Imitrex or Sumatriptan tablet is a very well-known drug use to treat migraine. It tightens the blood vessels on the brain while it can also prevent the body from suffering on too much pain like headache, light and sound sensitivity of the body, nausea and many other forms of migraine symptoms. It is also use to reduce the number of migraine attacks.
Imitrex (sumatriptan) is primarily composed of SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE. It is in a tablet form with varying strengths such as 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. Other secondary ingredients of the drug are magnesium stearate, sodium bicarbonate, iron oxide, and triacetin. Titanium dioxide and hypromellose is also present in 100 mg tablet.
Usage of this drug is only tolerable when your doctor confirmed it. Adults use this drug for managing the patients' migraine attacks. Usage of this drug is only tolerable when your doctor confirmed it. This drug is advice for treatment of migraine headaches when it just started but it won't stop the headaches, yet it must not like the common headaches.
Dosage and administration
This pharmaceutical drug may allow for twice or thrice intake depending on the person's response to the drug. This medicine is available in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg tablet. The 25 mg and 50 mg tablet is usually triangle in shape and is off white in color. The 100 mg tablet is triangle in shape and pink in color. A patient taking first an Imitrex tablet should wait two hours before taking a second tablet. In 24 hours, patients should not take more than 200 mg of sumatriptan tablets in 24 hours. This drug is for 18 and above patient only.
This medicine is not advice to take by patient with patient suffering or has history of PVS or peripheral vascular syndrome, ischemic cardiac disease, and cerebral vascular disease. Imitrex is also not allowed for a patient with high blood pressure or hypertension as it is associated in the elevation of blood pressure. It is also not applicable for a patient with a liver disease. Moreover, any patient should not take this medicine when he/she has hemiglegic migraine or a migraine which has an association to stroke-like symptoms with extreme weaknesses in muscles and suffers in body paralysis, also for those who have basilar migraine.
A very important thing to know if you are using Imitrex is that you should not take it if you have symptoms of insufficient blood flow. Patients who are taking antidepressant should be cautious in using this drug too.
Among the side effects of this are cramps, muscle aches, feeling sick, grogginess, numbness, tingling sensation on the skin, dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, wheezing or even severe such as loss of vision.
This product can be stored in a room temperature, away from light and water. Do not use this product if it is already expired. It is also important to dispose the product properly. You can store this product in up to 30 degrees Celsius.