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Maxalt Vs Zomig
NO: There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
Both triptans: Each might stop a migraine if taken within the first 60-90 mins of headache onset, and both have a brief half-life, about 3-4 hrs. Maxalt comes as tablet or mlt which can dissolve in mouth. Zomig (zolmitriptan) available as nasal spray, which may resolve headache within 15 min, but tablet and zmt dissolving forms are both available. Might use one or other based on results. ...Read more
Depends.: The first issue that must be addressed is whether triptans are effective. Once that is established, your physician will determine the appropriate usage based on the specific triptan chosen. Secondly, patients that require triptans frequently as abortive care for migraines, are likely better served by transitioning to prophylactic medications to prevent the onset of migraines. ...Read more
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
Generic Imitrex (sumatriptan): Yes, alsuma.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more
On daily preventative med for hemiplegic migraines (topiramate 75mg) & Imitrex (sumatriptan) (100mg) if needed, as a rescue med...Is it safe to take these?
Yes: Hemiplegic migraines are difficult to control, but topamax (topiramate) and Imitrex as needed can help. One of the side effects of topamax (topiramate) that i dont like is it may give you an aphasia or make you have difficulty with word comprehension/word finding ability. In another words, it can make you look dumb. It also curbs your appetite. Imitrex usually gives a hot flash, but works well if taken early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minor and major: There are many potential side effects, usually minor and local and some major. As a general principle, the stronger the medicine one takes, the increased potential for side effects. Imitrex is quite a strong medication- caution if over 50 years, arrhythmia, taking additional medications like ssri (celexa, prozac). More details at: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/sumatriptan-nasal_spray/article.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraines 15yrs, tried otcs, -triptans, narcs, blockers, diet, with varying luck.Best luck-stadol nasal spray (max use 10x/mo). Any long term concerns?
Hormone: Migraine is often triggered by hormonal changes, have you tried birth control pills? If you have more than 15 migraines a month, Botox injections may be considered (not sure that this is fda approved for those under 18 but it is approved for other conditions down to age 12). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exceeding Migraine isn't working, Zomig (zolmitriptan) makes my jaw tight, and head hurt worse, I take Phenergan with it as well, Imitrex does the same as Zomig (zolmitriptan). ?
Change protocol: First, try to prevent the headaches, and Botox may be answer, but you could take daily riboflavin, Co-Q10, butterbur, feverfew. Other triptans to stop headaches, maybe Frova or Relpax (eletriptan). But Cambia powder may be best tolerated. See a headache specialist and get it controlled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Similar to others: •unusual taste (for zomig® nasal spray) -- up to 21 percent of people •dizziness -- up to 10 percent •abnormal sensations such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia) -- up to 10 percent •neck pain, jaw pain, or throat pain (or tightness or pressure) -- up to 10 percent •weakness -- up to 9 percent •nausea -- up to 9 percent •drowsiness -- up to 8 percent. ...Read more
Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of these drugs has a different half-life, side effect and safety profile, and some are better for some people, and some are more dangerous in some people. Methadone is the most dangerous, particularly when given by doctors with less experience using it. ...Read more
Pharmacist : I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more