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A 34-year-old member asked:
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 37-year-old member asked:
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
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If used frequently Triptan medicines like imitrex (sumatriptan) can become less effective. In some cases rebound headaches can occur with analgesics l ... Read More
51 years experience Neurology
Not uncommon: This is but one reason we have so many triptans, as response is very variable, tolerance does develop and some patients do NOT even respond, making it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
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 28-year-old male asked:
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 34-year-old female asked:
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 28-year-old member asked:
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Drunken feeling.
A 38-year-old member asked:
22 years experience Family Medicine
Recommended dosage: The "triptans" such as Imitrex (sumatriptan) can be used no more than 2 tabs in a given 24 hours...Some people have prolonged attacks of migraines nee ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
48 years experience Psychiatry
Both have Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a triptan used to treat migraines and treximet also has imitex but also contains the non-steroidal drug naproxen.
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