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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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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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History of headaches/migraines, but none this long. This was a migraine for a day and still mild headache for over 1 week. On verapamil & imitrex. Can't take nsaids. Avoiding tylenol (acetaminophen) so doubt rebound.

History of headaches/migraines, but none this long. This was a migraine for a day and still mild headache for over 1 week. On verapamil & imitrex. Can't take nsaids. Avoiding tylenol (acetaminophen) so doubt rebound.

Chronic daily HA's: Could be your headache pattern has altered, and with this frequency, do not even try to use imitrex, (sumatriptan) it will not work, and may make things worse. Verapamil is a mediocre preventative for such headaches and is not approved by the fda. First see your doc, and get evaluated. You might break up pattern with steroids, depakote, topirimate, or otc's but get some guidance. ...Read more

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How long does Imitrex (sumatriptan) last?

How long does Imitrex (sumatriptan) last?

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 given with a non steroidal antiinflammmatory such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) to supplement its effect and speed relief. ...Read more

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Can one build a tolerance to imitrex (sumatriptan)? 

Can one build a tolerance to imitrex (sumatriptan)? 

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 time. In addition, using Imitrex (sumatriptan) more than 2-3 times per week can lead to the development of a medication overuse headache, which is very difficult to effectively treat. You may wish to consider adding a prophylactic medication. ...Read more

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How much Imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take in a month?

How much Imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take in a month?

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 migraines by rebalancing the neurotransmitters which are out of balance. Visit www.Neuroscioencemyths.Com to learn about he animo acid approach and to find adoctor to help get you on the program and get rid of the migraines. ...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 is the definition or description of: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What is the definition or description of: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

See below: 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. Imitrex is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches. ...Read more

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How much Imitrex (sumatriptan) is too much? In an average month I have to take around 12 doses. Could this have harmful effects?

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 maximum of 200mg by mouth every 24 hours. Any medication could have harmful effects, especially if you overdose. If you feel Imitrex (sumatriptan) isn't working for you, there are other options available. I recommend talking to your doctor for more information. ...Read more

Imitrex (Definition)

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