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Tramadol And Imitrex
Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltryptamine (dmt), bufotenine, and 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine, with an n-methyl sulfonamidomethyl- group at position c-5 ...Read more
Bad idea: Migraine is the most common acute and recurrent headache in children. Stress caused by school or social situations may trigger the episode. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, heartburn sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed!!! ...Read more
I currently was prescribed imitex for chronic headaches and tramadol. My question is it safe to take while trying to concieve?
I took imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine-my internist told me today it was OK for me. I have nsaid sulfa ultram allergies with severe reactions seizure, Stevens Joh?
Imitrex (sumatriptan) and Sulfa: Hello. Your doc wouldn't prescribe this if they they had grave concerns. It is interesting how medis, which contain sulfa are tolerated by patients with sulfa allergies. Example Can't take sulfa based antibiotic but can take Celebrex (celecoxib) (sulfa based) without any issues. A "few molecules" separates each sulfa family (class) so the cross-reactivity between sulfa classes is is lower than expected. ...Read more
Good analgesic: Tramadol is one of the only non-narcotic pain "killers" on the market. It is good for mild to moderate pain but is fairly short acting, clinically providing pain reduction for 2-4 hours, on average. It comes in an er (extended release) form for patients with chronic daily pain. Ask your doctor for advise if this agent is right for you. ...Read more
Arrow Tramadol: Is a unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Arrow is the name of the manufacture. ...Read more
As others said,: Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic. As a neurologist I try avoiding it when possible due to its risk vs. Benefits when it comes to ACTUAL pain relief scores for conditions such as radiculopathy, neuropathy, & headaches vs. # of significant side effects such as seizures and conversion of pain into chronic form due to quick tolerance of the body and risk of medication overuse syndrome. ...Read more
Why may be too hard: It is a common side effect. The reasons might require pages of biochemistry and not really help. If the pain need is extreme, it's a price worth paying. If not, there are less strong or non-med methods including toleration. If the use is for non-pain, again - consider the true need. Consider therapy to help eval your best choices. ...Read more
Prescribed by doctor: Well, if it's been prescribed there's only one way to find out? Down the hatch! Nobody can tell anybody else whether a drug will make them sleepy or not if they've never tried it yet. In some people opposite effects occur from what we expect. The only way to know for sure is to follow your doctor's instruction OR if that's a concern of yours talk it over with them. Maybe there's a better choice? ...Read more
Yes there can be. ..: Withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing use of tramadol. Although some refer to it as non-narcotic because of its chemical structure, tramadol is a narcotic due to its effect on the brain and nervous system. It should only be taken in small amounts, only when absolutely necessary and not when driving. ...Read more