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can you develop a tolerance to imitrex

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
In a way: There does seem to be a waxing and waning effect of many headache medications, and a drug that works well for years can become less effective with tim ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Is it the right med?: I have seen many, many people who do not respond to typical migraine medications (imitrex, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, etc) because they don't have t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Tolerance to the med: The best way to treat migraine is prevention, either by avoiding trigger mechanisms or medications tryptans are the only meds that can be taken even w ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Long enough: The effect of immitrex should be several houirs, long enough to resolve a headache. It can be given as a second dose in 2-4 hours. It should be give ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
A limited amount: Taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) is like asking for another migraine attach when the meds wear off. Better treatment is to treat the cause of the migr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4 migraine: 4 migraine rx. 50 mg doses, tabletn nasel spray, injection (single ues auto injectors), there may b a xdermal patch also. Rx med. Oral is least eff ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: The main problem with taking anything everyday as a treatment for a migraine is that it can cause rebound headaches. This is even true of triptans, bu ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Sumatriptan: It is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex (sumatriptan) also reduces substances in the body that can trigger head ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience Family Medicine
Max = 200mg per day: You can take up to 100mg of Imitrex (sumatriptan) by mouth for migraine headaches and then repeat it again in 2 hours if the headache recurs for a max ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Drunken feeling.
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