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||BRAND NAME : Imigran, Imitrex
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Sumatriptan
Imigran, Imitrex Uses:
Imigran, Imitrex is prescribed for the treatment of a migraine attack with or without the presence of an aura (visual disturbances, usually sensations of halos or flickering lights, which precede an attack). The injectable form is also used to relieve cluster headache attacks. (Cluster headaches come on in waves, then disappear for long periods of time. They are limited to one side of the head, and occur mainly in men.)
Imigran, Imitrex cuts headaches short. It will not reduce the number of attacks you experience.
Imigran, Imitrex Dosage:
Imigran, Imitrex INJECTION The maximum single recommended adult dose is 6 mg injected under the skin.
The maximum recommended dose that may be given within 24 hours is two 6 mg injections taken at least 1 hour apart.
Imigran, Imitrex TABLETS
The usual adult dose is one 25-, 50-, or 100 mg tablet taken with water or other liquid. The most you should take at one time is 100 mg, and the most you should take in 1 day is 200 mg. Doses should be spaced at least 2 hours apart.
If you have liver disease, you should not take more than 50 mg of Imitrex Tablets at one time.
Imigran, Imitrex NASAL SPRAY
The recommended adult dose ranges from 5 to 20 mg taken when the attack begins and repeated once, if necessary, 2 hours later. Doses are usually taken as a single spray in one nostril, but if a 10 mg dose works best for you, you can take it as a 5 mg spray in each nostril. Do not use more than 20 mg at a time, or take more than 40 mg a day.
Imigran, Imitrex Contraindications :
Imigran, Imitrex should not be used for the hemiplegic or basilar forms of migraine. You must also avoid Imigran, Imitrex if it gives you an allergic reaction.
In addition, the drug should not be prescribed if you have certain types of heart or blood vessel disease, including angina (crushing chest pain) or a history of heart attack, stroke, mini-strokes, or other circulatory problems. It should not be used if you have severe liver disease or uncontrolled blood hypertension. It must not be used within 24 hours of taking an ergotamine-based migraine remedy (such as D.H.E. 45 Injection or Sansert) or any drug in the same class as Imitrex (such as Amerge, Maxalt, or Zomig ). And it must not be used for 2 weeks after taking an MAO inhibitor drug such as the antidepressants Nardil and Parnate
Imigran, Imitrex Side Effects:
More common side effects Imigran, Imitrex may include : Burning sensation, dizziness or vertigo, feeling of heaviness, feeling of tightness, flushing, mouth and tongue discomfort, muscle weakness, nausea (nasal spray), neck pain and stiffness, numbness, pressure sensation, redness at the site of injection, sinus or nasal discomfort (nasal spray), sore throat, tingling, unusual taste (nasal spray), vomiting (nasal spray), warm/cold sensation
Imigran, Imitrex Overdose:
Symptoms of Imigran, Imitrex overdose may include : Bluish tinge to the skin, convulsions, dilated pupils, inactivity, lack of coordination, paralysis, redness in the arms and legs, skin changes at the site of injection, slow breathing, sluggishness, tremor
Imigran, Imitrex Missed dose:
Imigran, Imitrex isnotfor regular use. Take it only during an attack.
Imigran, Imitrex Storage:
Store Imigran, Imitrex away from heat and light, at room temperature, in the case provided. If your medication has expired ( the expiration date is printed on the treatment pack), throw it away as instructed, but keep the autoinjector. If your doctor decides to stop your treatment, do not keep any leftover medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Throw away your medicine as instructed.
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