Imitrex Product Description
Imitrex is an antimigraine drug used for acute intermittent relief of migraine attacks with or without aura. Imitrex tablets help to relieve headache at all stages of migraine attacks. However, they are advised to take at the first sign of an approaching migraine.
Besides the fact that Imitrex tablets effectively relieve migraine headache, they help to reduce hypersensitivity to light and noise and alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms of migraine (nausea, vomiting).
The standard dose of Imitrex for acute treatment of migraine is 50 mg. If a single dose of Imitrex 50mg is not enough to relieve migraine symptoms, the next dose can be increased to an Imitrex 100mg tablet. Imitrex dose is considered to be optimal when helps to relieve migraine attacks within 30 minutes after oral administration.
Most patients manage to relieve migraine symptoms within 2 hours after using the first dose of Imitrex. If migraine headache does not disappear or returns in 2 hours after the use of Imitrex tablets, one more dose of Imitrex can be used for the relief of migraine attacks. Within 24 hours, several doses of Imitrex can be used, but the total daily dose of this antimigraine drug should not exceed 200mg.
Do not take Imitrex tablets for longer than prescribed and do not double Imitrex dose to make up the missed one.
Imitrex tablets should only be prescribed as a monotherapy of migraine and should not be used to treat usual headache, cluster headache or to prevent migraine attacks.
Imitrex antimigraine agent must be protected from bright light and stored at controlled room temperature up to 30°C.
Imitrex Safety Information
Imitrex may increase the risk of cardiovascular events. Therefore, patients who have several cardiovascular risk factors may require periodic evaluation of cardiovascular function.
Information about treating migraine provided in Imitrex review is published for general educational purposes only. It is in any case not implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice of neurologists, otolaryngologists or other healthcare workers. The online pharmacy is not responsible for any loss arising from the use of information about migraine monotherapy and Imitrex.
Imitrex Side Effects
Imitrex may cause mild and temporary adverse effects that are usually well tolerated. After using Imitrex, some patients may experience such adverse effects as dizziness, numbness, vertigo, chest pain, weakness, tingling sensations, fatigue, somnolence or shortness of breath. Less commonly, Imitrex may lower blood pressure, or cause tachyarrhythmia, migraine, seizures, disturbances of liver function, visual disorders (such as flickering, double vision, nystagmus and blind spot), rash, urticaria, and anaphylaxis.