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Sumatriptan (Definition)

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


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I have had a migraine for 17 hours now. I tried Imitrex (sumatriptan) and ibuprofen with no help. Any suggestions?

I have had a migraine for 17 hours now. I tried Imitrex (sumatriptan) and ibuprofen with no help. Any suggestions?

Rescue Option: At this point you need to get a professional intervention examples:
sumatriptan sc injection
dhe IV injections
valporate iv
etc.
In the future try preventive approach.
Rec.: see headache specialist (neurologist). ...Read more

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Taking 20mg generic lexapro (escitalopram) daily, 1mg klonopin as needed (rarely), can I take 100mg sumatriptan occasionally for migraine, Advil/Tylenol does nothing?

Lexapro (escitalopram) Headache: I understand your distress.
Thank you for informing about Anxiety and IBS.
Lexapro (escitalopram) and Stress can cause headache.
Using Sumatriptan together with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, unresolved feelings of hurt, resentment, lack of support, loneliness, work and finances. ...Read more

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My nephew has been having what I thought was migraines but I think now is cluster headaches I have given fiorcet, sumatriptan injections, 800 Motrin.?

Self medicating: Please take him to a doctor, Sumatriptan is contraindicated in people below 18 and you should not try to treat conditions which may mimic other serious life threatening conditions. A physician can decide after examining him the appropriate management. ...Read more

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Can you mix tramadol with Imitrex (sumatriptan) or motrin?

Can you mix tramadol with Imitrex (sumatriptan) or motrin?

Motrin &Tramadol OK: But Tramadol and Imitrex (sumatriptan) mix is not recommended due to the potential serotonin syndrome. Always talk to your doctor before taking any new medicine. ...Read more

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Have severe migraine that won't respond to 100mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) or 800mg motrin 6 hours later, even tried ice on neck what can do for relief? In a lot of pain.

Have severe migraine that won't respond to 100mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) or 800mg motrin 6 hours later, even tried ice on neck what can do for relief? In a lot of pain.

Some guidelines: The Imitrex (sumatriptan) is not expected to be of value after headache is present for 90 minutes, and Ibuprofen is not likely to help at this stage either. If you are able to find a dark quiet room in your home, and sleep for a few hours, most of your symptoms will dissipate. Please contact your doctor for further advice. Ha should be done within a few more hrs.? Preventative meds in future. ...Read more

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Excruciatingly painful headaches for weeks. Feel pressure in head. Neuro said sumatriptan bt didn't get it yet. Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't work. Temp solutions?

Excruciatingly painful headaches for weeks. Feel pressure in head. Neuro said sumatriptan bt didn't get it yet. Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't work. Temp solutions?

Further evaluation: Sumatriptan won't be helpful for continuous headaches. Over the counter meds can exacerbate headaches and make them chronic. More information is necessary for further recommendations. Any other symptoms? Have you received an MRI? Anything concerning on exam? If otherwise normal, a daily preventative migraine med may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg celexa (citalopram) and 200 my ibuprofen? I wouldn't be taking them at the same time but I would take them in the same day.

Is it safe to take 5mg celexa (citalopram) and 200 my ibuprofen? I wouldn't be taking them at the same time but I would take them in the same day.

Yes: No drug you take is wi thought side effects, however you have to put everything into perspectivesnd why your doctor prescribed the medication. Unless you are pregnant there should be no problem with taking both drugs the same day. You should take Inuprophen with food because of its potential of causing ulcers and bleeding. ...Read more

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I took 1000mg of Tylenol for period cramps can I take 400mg of ibuprofen on the same day for the pain?

I took 1000mg of Tylenol for period cramps can I take 400mg of ibuprofen on the same day for the pain?

Yes: These drugs have different actions and metabolism. You can alternate them provided you limit your total Tylenol dose to no more than 3gram/24hours and 3.2 grams of ibuprofen/24hours. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen with fexofenadine 180mg famotidine 40mg and ketorolac 10 mg in the same day?

Can I take ibuprofen with fexofenadine 180mg famotidine 40mg and ketorolac 10 mg in the same day?

Multiple medications: Hold ketorolac or ibuprofen, both are NSAIDs, stick to one only, with ketorolac use the lowest effective dose, better not to exceed prescribed dose and duration, the rest are fine to take at the same time, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Is it safe to use Flonase and take Ibuprofen and sudafed pe in the same day?

Yes: Safe, good that you asked, read the labels carefully, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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Can I take a hydrcodone 5/500 and ibuprofen 800 at the same time?

Can I take a hydrcodone 5/500 and ibuprofen 800 at the same time?

Mixing Medication: Yes, but make sure you are taking them for the right reasons and you are not allergic or other contraindication. Hydrocodone, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen all work to decrease pain, but from different approaches. Multimodal treatment approaches are more successful than single therapy for complex pain syndromes and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 600mg ibuprofen at the same time for a toothache?

Can I take 2 600mg ibuprofen at the same time for a toothache?

No: The current daily Maximum is 2400 mg Ibuprofen which can be taken in 4 600 mg doses or 3 800 mg. These dosings are considered prescription strength and should only be done under doctor direction. 1200 mg all at once would be considered overdosing. If the pain is breaking through normal Ibuprofen dosing this is a sign to see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time?

Can I take paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time?

Yes.: Paracetamol is almost the same compound as acetaminophen sold in the United States. A lot of medications, especially cold meds, contain acetaminophen or paracetamol and you should be careful when taking these to check. Ibuprofen is an NSAID medication and should not be taken with other NSAIDS as this can cause side effects. Paracetamol is a pure pain med and does not interest with NSAIDs. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 800mg Ibuprofen and 2 750mg Robaxin (methocarbamol) at the same time?

Can I take 2 800mg Ibuprofen and 2 750mg Robaxin (methocarbamol) at the same time?

No: Both are well beyond the maximum dose that should be taken at one time. Do not take more than 800mg of ibuprofen and 750 mg of Robaxin (methocarbamol) at one time. ...Read more

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What happens if I take nyquil and Advil (ibuprofen) pm at the same time?

Nyquil: Not sure why u need both, but there should be no harmful interaction besides more sedation. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 advils (ibuprofen) pm and 2 nyquils at the same time? Is that safe?

Unnecessary risk.: Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, pseudoephedrine); advil pm (diphenhydramine, ibuprofen). Diphenhydramine together with doxylamine may increase drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beats, confusion, and memory problems. Take one or the other. Best regards. ...Read more

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If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

If I take 4 Advil every 8 hrs will I receive the same benefits as one 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or does it lose potency being in multiple tablets?

Should be the same: Four of the 200mg tablets will have the same effect as one of the 800mg tablets. A patient should not notice any difference between taking 4 small tablets or one big tablet. ...Read more

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Can I take aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time?

Can I take aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time?

Yes: Yes but stronger effect on coagulation and harder on the stomach. ...Read more

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Can I take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?

Can I take 400mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen at the same time? And how often can it be done?

Yes: You can take them together, however u may get more benefit alternating them - for example 4-6 hrs separation. However do not take more than 4000mg of Acetaminophen in any 24hr period. You can do this for a couple of days - any longer pls see a doc. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and Bayer at the same rime?

See below: If you mean Bayer Aspirin with advil, (ibuprofen) then this is not recommended because it increases your bleeding consequences. Talk to you doc for more info. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Imitrex (Definition)

Sumatriptan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more