Imitrex (Sumatriptan Succinate)
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Imitrex Uses, Side Effects and Interactions
Imitrex is one of those effective medications that are taken by people to relieve migraines. Basically, it works by relieving pain, headaches and other
annoying symptoms, including increased light sensitivity, vomiting and nausea. This treatment is fast and helps patients return to their normal routines
while eliminating their need for other pain relievers. Imitrex belongs to a group of meds called triptans, and it works by affecting certain nerves and
serotonin in the brain that causes narrowing of blood vessels. However, its intake can’t prevent further migraine attacks.
How to Take It Correctly
Patients should take Imitrex orally, with and without food, according to the directions of their doctors, when they first notice the signs of migraines.
Their dosage is prescribed according to their health conditions and individual response to this treatment. If there are no improvements in symptoms, it’s
not recommended to take higher doses without discussing this step with a physician. People are not allowed to take more than 200 mg on a daily basis, and
if they have an increased risk of heart complications, they need to pass a special health exam at first. Besides, overuse of Imitrex to treat migraine
attacks may result in worsening of regular headaches.
List of Unwanted Symptoms
There are certain side effects that can be caused by this medication, and the most common ones include:
The best part is that most of those patients who take Imitrex don’t develop any adverse effects. In very rare situations they may experience such serious
side effects as:
Sometimes the intake of this medicine leads to neck, jaw or chest tightness. All people need to get immediate medical help once they develop such signs as:
Imitrex is also responsible for increasing serotonin levels, thus, leading to its syndrome or toxicity. When users notice such symptoms as losing their
coordination, hallucinations, twitching muscles and others, they need to go to the hospital. Allergies to its active ingredients are rare, and they are
characterized by such signs as itching, swelling, dizziness, difficulty breathing and so on.
Warnings and Other Important Details
Before taking Imitrex, doctors need to know everything about possible allergies and such medical conditions as different blood circulation problems,
headache types, heart issues, seizures, strokes, liver diseases, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, obesity, etc. Finally, this medication
can make patients feel drowsy and dizzy, so that they should avoid certain activities, such as driving.