What are the side effects of Imitrex (sumatriptan) nasal spray for migraines?

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.

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What are the side effects of using Imitrex (sumatriptan) nasal spray?

Only a few. Triptans can increase blood pressure, and sometimes drowsiness and lethargy follows useage. Triptans do affect size of blood vessels indirectly. Since too frequent or too high dosing over a short period of time can increase risk for heart attacks and/or strokes, doctors limit maximal doses for 24 hrs and 7 days. However, the nasal spray is very quick and effective, and a serious event is rare. Read more...

I suffer from migraines. I take the nasal spray imitrex (sumatriptan). Am I allowed to take it 2x in the same week if need be?

Yes. You can repeat the dose in 2 hours if needed. Using the nasal spray twice in a week would be ok, you can use the medication safely up to 4 times each month. If you are having frequent migraines you should see your doctor for consideration of a prophylactic medication. Read more...
Yes. Yes, your imitrex (sumatriptan) can be used a 2nd time 2 hours after the first dose. It should not be used more than twice in a 24 hour period. I hope your headache resolves. Read more...

Why should you only take. Nasal spray Imitrex (sumatriptan) 4 times month? Is it per month sept, oct or from 8/22-9/22

Too much is toxicity. We limit dosing to avoid toxicity. You need an evaluation if you are having continued attacks,. Discuss with your physician about seeing a neurologist who specializes in migraine. Read more...

What are some side effects of taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines?

Many have none, but. There r always minor or serious side effects; also allergic reactions.. Some minor--anxiety, tingly skin, dizzy, strange feeling, nausea...; allergic--hives, difficult breathing, tightness chest, swelling lips...Serious--fast, irregular heart rate, hallucinating, numbness in an extremity, severe flushing, cyanotic fingers or toes. Enough? Every med--rx or otc has mild-severe adverse/allergic reax. Read more...

Daily migraine 4-6 pm right side follows trigeminal nerve taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) sometimes 2x do I need a neuro consult?

Yes. I recommend seeing your neurologist as your having persistant pain that is not being relieved by medication that usually takes care of it. Wishing you the best. Read more...
MD or DDS? Could be what used to be called trigeminal neuralgia and this can often be diagnosed and treated by a specially trained neuromuscular dentist, although clearance from a neurologist/md is always a good idea at first. Read more...