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Do I need to get a prescription in order to get sumatriptan?

Do I need to get a prescription in order to get sumatriptan?

Yes.: It's a very common medicine for migraines. A visit to your doctor can help you decide if it's right for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer White
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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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How to buy sumatriptan without prescription? Dont want to go to er

How to buy sumatriptan without prescription? Dont want to go to er

You can't : That is a prescription regulated by the fda and dea. If you ever get it without a prescription, then you and the prescriber/supplier are breaking federal laws. Most likely, you will eventually get a visit by the authorities. ...Read more

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Imitrex (sumatriptan) works for my migraines 60% of the time, what other prescription is available that works more consistently? Aleve helps, other OTC never helps. history ulcers

Imitrex (sumatriptan) works for my migraines 60% of the time, what other prescription is available that works more consistently? Aleve helps, other OTC never helps. history ulcers

TWO APPROACHES: Prevention most critical, and this includes botox, beta-blockers, topirimate, depakote, and a few otc agents such as butterbur, feverfew, co-q10, magnesium, riboflavin. Best triptans to be used to stop headache, might try nasal zomig, relpax, (eletriptan) frova, treximet, all may work far better than imitrex. ...Read more

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I didn't get to take my Imitrex (sumatriptan) until about one hour after my migraine started and it won't go away what can I do?

Try Ice: A successful treatment used in the united kingdom is ice: best done with soft, flexible gel ice. With cloth to protect skin apply ice front and back of head for 20 minutes, repeat with new ice sheets two more times for 20 minutes each time. Careful for frostbite! you are doing it right if you need to get under covers, you are so cold. Stops 50% migraines, um, cold in their tracks! ...Read more

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I have frequent which I take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for. I have yet to be told what could be causing them. I have fibromylagia and I understand that many people with this get frequent migraines. Is fibro the cause or could it be something else?

I have frequent which I take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for. I have yet to be told what could be causing them. I have fibromylagia and I understand that many people with this get frequent migraines. Is fibro the cause or could it be something else?

Associations: Not uncommon for migraine and fibromyalgia to be co-morbidities. Migraine is due to hypersensitivity of brain neurotransmitters to external and/or internal triggers. Imitrex (sumatriptan) is fine to stop headache at time of onset, but maybe you should seek a medication to prevent headaches and maybe help the fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I get migraine headaches 5x/week and take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for it. Are there short / long term risks?

I get migraine headaches 5x/week and take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for it.  Are there short / long term risks?

OVER USING IMITREX (sumatriptan): Serious side effects include heart arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)/palpitation, and rare heart attack especially older folks with risks. Being male at 61, it is a bit risky. Using 5x/wk is excessive. There are daily meds to help prevent migraine attacks and so i suggest consulting doc for eval and treatment. Since you are taking med 5x/wk for severe headaches, why not daily to stop it? Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on propranolol 80mg at night and when i get migraines i can take Imitrex (sumatriptan) 100mg x2 if needed, but i sweat and its not going away what to do?

Unclear: I'm not clear from your question (& i know space is limited) if you're saying the sweating won't go away or the migraines won't go away. The treatment for the two is very dissimilar. ...Read more

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What are the causes of migraine headaches? I have 2/week and want to see what I can do to proactively address it besides sumatriptan after I get one.

What are the causes of migraine headaches? I have 2/week and want to see what I can do to proactively address it besides sumatriptan after I get one.

Migraines: Migraines are believed to be caused by inborn abnormalities of the brainstem that cause a process of cerebral neuronal spreading depression that begins in the occipital lobe leading to neurogenic inflammation of meningeal arteries, which is painful. My general rule is that when headaches occur more than 1-2 days per week I add preventative meds to the abortive meds. ...Read more

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I have had this migraine for the past four days. I've taken OTC meds and generic imitrex (sumatriptan). How can I get rid of this migraine?

I have had this migraine for the past four days. I've taken OTC meds and generic imitrex (sumatriptan). How can I get rid of this migraine?

Migraine: Migraine headaches are severe unilateral throbbing, associated with nausea, light and noise sensitivity. Improves with resting and is worsened by "triggers." identifying the triggers may be very difficult. Sleep disorder, stress, hormonal changes, weather changes, certain medications (like in the case of rebound headaches) and diet may be some. Check with your doctor for change in therapy. ...Read more

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I get mild headaches every morning but for the last week I have had a severe constant headache. I was prescribed sumatriptan but it does nothing ?

I get mild headaches every morning but for the last week I have had a severe constant headache. I was prescribed sumatriptan but it does nothing ?

R/O MIGRAINE HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need EXAM&LABS. With INCREASE IN FREQUENCY. You need an MRI &MRA. ...Read more

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I am prescribed 1 imitrex (sumatriptan)/day while on prednisone for MS relapse for just 12 days. Will i get rebound headaches from the imitrex (sumatriptan)?

I am prescribed 1 imitrex (sumatriptan)/day while on prednisone for MS relapse for just 12 days. Will i get rebound headaches from the imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Complex: First, use of Imitrex in this manner is controversial, and may not necessarily be the most beneficial approach if prednisone causes headaches. Second, if you are experiencing relapses on your current MS drug, this is a significant issue, and you need to discover if a newer more potent medication is needed (e.g., Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) even Lemtrada). Thirdly, supplement vitamin D, if not done. ...Read more

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Excruciatingly painful headaches for weeks.Feel pressure in head.Neuro said sumatriptan bt didnt get it yet.Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesnt work.temp solutions?

Excruciatingly painful headaches for weeks.Feel pressure in head.Neuro said sumatriptan bt didnt get it yet.Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesnt 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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Sumatriptan suc 4mg injection. Every time I use 1 i get very bad pain in jaw and ears. Is this normal? The side effects are awful but it works for me

Sumatriptan suc 4mg injection. Every time I use 1 i get very bad pain in jaw and ears. Is this normal? The side effects are awful but it works for me

A Phantasm of Spasm: This class of medication helps migraines by contributing to vasoconstriction of the arteries and veins in the head (smooth muscle) and decreasing inflammation. It also affects the trigeminal nerve in the side of the face (a sensory nerve). If you experience aching in the skeletal muscle of the jaw and side of the head it may be due to the drug affecting these muscles or the nerve; a side effect. ...Read more

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I take Imitrex (sumatriptan) for my migraines i take it with food i get drowsy or extremelly nauseas will the feeling of nausea get better or should talk to my doc?

Imitrex (sumatriptan): Is a great abortive migraine medication with common side effects chest tightness, weakness, nausea and stomach discomfort. Ask your doctor to prescribe antiemetic (e.g. Phenergan) it is used to treat allergy symptoms, nausea and vomiting and good combo with imitrex (sumatriptan).
Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any safety worries with taking sumatriptan?

Don't overdo: Take only as directed. Do not increase the dose. Do not take with ergot alkaloids or maois, avoid taking with antidepressants, cough syrups, or antihistamines. Not recommended in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. It is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. ...Read more

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What are sumatriptan side effects?

Sumatriptan effects: Side effects of sumatriptan can include cardiac events: decreased bloodflow to the heart-- heart attack, chest pain, abnormal rhythms, high blood pressure, stroke, decreased bloodflow to intestines or extremities, blindness, seizures, anaphylaxis, serotonin syndrome, or milder symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, flushing, weakness, tingling, tight chest, jaw pain, neck pain. Many can take it though! ...Read more

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My gf just took 5 injections of sumatriptan succinate. Is that safe?

Not safe: The patients are not allowed to use more than two 6 mg subcutaneous injections in a 24-hour period. See your physician for more information and headache diagnosis management or referral to orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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Can sumatriptan induce strokes.?

Yes, potential: cerebrovascular event at a rate of 1 per 1,000 patients. Do not use sumatriptan if you feel sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body. In general patients with migraine may be at increased risk of certain cerebrovascular events. An injection of sumatriptan has also been shown to be extremely effective by completely terminating an attack in 74% of patients in 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Does sumatriptan lower blood sugar?

Does sumatriptan lower blood sugar?

May raise BP: Sumatriptan at ordinary dosing levels should be unlikely to affect blood pressure, but may in some cases, transiently raise bp, during a headache. ...Read more

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Side-effects of imigran or sumatriptan?

Side-effects of imigran or sumatriptan?

Usually mild: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using sumatriptan:

anxiety; burning, numbness, or tingling of the skin; dizziness; drowsiness; feeling of heaviness, pressure, or tightness; feeling strange; mild, temporary flushing; muscle aches or cramps. ...Read more

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Does sumatriptan take away cluster migraine?

Sometimes: Problem is tha clusters generaly are too frequent and long-lasting to respond to a triptian. There are geneally better treatments with an emphasis on prevention as much as possible. ...Read more

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I have a migraine, and my Sumatriptan won't work.

Suggest: Try a different triptan especially Relpax (eletriptan) or Treximet. A rescue powder called Cambia may be useful. ...Read more

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Can i take Imitrex (sumatriptan) right after celexa?

Can i take Imitrex (sumatriptan) right after celexa?

Absolutely not: Taken together, there is a risk of serotonin syndrome which may cause serious symptoms requiring hospitalization. ...Read more

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Does anyone take sumatriptan to take away cluster migraine?

Does anyone take sumatriptan to take away cluster migraine?

Sometimes: Triptans are intended for migraines, but can be used for cluster headaches too. ...Read more

Imitrex (Definition)

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