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Please describe the medication: sumatriptan?

Please describe the medication: sumatriptan?

For migraine: 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 on the indole ring. ...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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Will apri birth control be effected by the migraine medication sumatriptan (imitrex)?

Will apri birth control be effected by the migraine medication sumatriptan (imitrex)?

No problem: And there is no interactions between sumatriptan and apri. Rec.: if concerned see you prescribing physician for more information. ...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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Can a person who takes Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines build a tolerance to the drug?  having to eventually increase dose or change medications?

Is it the right med?: I have seen many, many people who do not respond to typical migraine medications (imitrex, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, etc) because they don't have true migraines. Often time any bad headache is diagnosed as a migraine. There are many other types of headaches that can be just as bad (tension, cluster, rebound, etc) that do not respond to those treatments. Confirm that your diagnosis is correct first! ...Read more

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I've had a migraine that has lasted for 3 days. I've taken various OTC medication and Imitrex (sumatriptan) with no result. What else can I do?

I've had a migraine that has lasted for 3 days. I've taken various OTC medication and Imitrex (sumatriptan) with no result. What else can I do?

Atypical Migraine: Although it would be very unusual for a migraine to last 3 days, it is not completely unheard of. If it is the 'worst headache of your life' I would proceed to an emergency department for additional evaluation and treatment options. Rest will usually relieve a migraine. If it persists or recurs I would go to see a neurologist for additional evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Hi, what medication would be accepted during first trimester for migranes. I have horrible headaches and used to take sumatriptan 50mg. Tyleno not work?

Hi, what medication would be accepted during first trimester for migranes. I have horrible headaches and used to take sumatriptan 50mg. Tyleno not work?

See OB/GYN: There are seven medications (e.g. triptans) that are better for treating migraine in pregnancy. However, no drug, including over-the-counter medication, should ever be prescribed without consulting your obstetrician. See OB/GYN for migraine management. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's a good drug to use for migraines instead of imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What's a good drug to use for migraines instead of imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Migraine: There are several products in the triptan family, of which Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a member. One of those might work better for you. There is also Dihydroergotamine (an injection) or ergotamine/caffeine tablets. These are the best 2 groups for treatment. There are also med for preventing migraines, like inderal. Discuss with your pcp or neurologist which might work best for you. ...Read more

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If I am allergi to sulfa drugs and can take imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take codiene?

Sulfa & Codeine: Hello. You shouldn't have problems with taking codeine just because you have an allergy to sulfa. If you take a dose of codeine BY ITSELF and experience an allergic reaction, it would be unrelated to sulfa.
As for codeine and opioids in general, they aren't recommended to be used long term for migraines pain mgmt. This class of meds carries long term side effects which you will want to avoid. ...Read more

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I have confirmed migraine diagnosis and if taken in time, Imitrex (sumatriptan) works. Can one build a tolerance to the Imitrex (sumatriptan) drug needing to up the dose?

I have confirmed migraine diagnosis and if taken in time, Imitrex (sumatriptan) works. Can one build a tolerance to the Imitrex (sumatriptan) drug needing to up the dose?

Yes: If you take triptan meds more than 8 days a month on average you can develop medication overuse headache aka rebound headache which is a state when abortive meds don't work as well and preventatives are less effective as well. A headache diary is a key component of managing migraine. ...Read more

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Took sumatriptan (mom's med for migraines) with antidepressant and am experiencing drug interaction of tight jaw. Been a few weeks. What should I do?

Took sumatriptan (mom's med for migraines) with antidepressant and am experiencing drug interaction of tight jaw. Been a few weeks. What should I do?

Adverse effect: First, never take someone else's medication. Stop the sumatriptan now.

You may have excess serotonin due to both medications being serotonin agonists.

See your pcp. ...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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Hey, where can I order sumatriptan online?

You need prescriptio: You need prescription to get sumatropin on line and in local pharmacy. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can you take Imitrex (sumatriptan) everyday if it is needed?

Not recommended: Daily use of Imitrex (sumatriptan) can lead to rebound headaches therefore worsening the problem. ...Read more

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

Sumatriptan: It is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex (sumatriptan) also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take a sumatriptan 50mg after I have taken 2 pink migraleve?

Likely OK: Migraleve pink contains paracetamol, codeine, and buclizine. These are all classes of medications distinct from the triptans (like sumatriptan), so it is likely ok to take them in conjunction. ...Read more

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Can you split a 100mg sumatriptan pill in half and safely take 50mg?

Can you split a 100mg sumatriptan pill in half and safely take 50mg?

Migraine yes: You can use the Imitrex (sumatriptan) tablet and break half as needed due to intolerance and or side effects. There should not be any difference in effectiveness of the medication per se but it should be realized that your requirement may be more but you can determine that with effectiveness. May repeat dosage after two hours and not to be taken more than two time a day. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking 25 mg of sumatriptan and when I take it I feel like weird, is this normal?

Sumatriptan: Although the sumatriptan represent a marked improvement over previous abortive medications, it does exhibit some adverse effects, the most dramatic of which is the symptom of chest tightness. Other adverse symptoms associated with the triptans are hot sensations, dizziness, flushing, burning sensations, increased headaches and neck tightness. Good luck. ...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

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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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Can I take sumatriptan after I eat?

Can I take sumatriptan after I eat?

YES YOU CAN: You can if you are taking oral it may take a little longer to get absorped, but you can take nasal spray or injectable for quick action. ...Read more

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Do sumatriptan tablets treat migraines?

Yes: They are used to abort migraines and should be take at the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

Imitrex (Definition)

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