Generic Name - Sumatriptan
Category - Migraine
Generic for Imitrex* is indicated for the treatment of migraine headache that starts with or without aura (a peculiar feeling or visual disturbance tha that warns you of an attack). Migraine headache is the most common type of vascular headache, involving abnormal sensitivity of blood vessels in the brain. Sumatriptan (Generic for Imitrex*) works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain, which has been shown to dip during migraine attacks.
Generic for Imitrex* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Imitrex* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Imitrex* should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment condition
Symptoms or signs of Ischemic cardiac
Cerebrovascular or peripheral vascular syndromes
Generic for Imitrex* interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Imitrex* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Imitrex*,
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Imitrex* for Migraine is one 25-, 50-, or 100-milligram tablet taken with water or other liquid. The maximum dosage is 100 milligrams, and the most that can be taken in a day is 200 milligrams. Those with liver disease should not take more than 50 milligrams of Imitrex* Tablets at one time.
Generic for Imitrex* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Imitrex* side Effects include chest or throat pain, tightness, dizziness or faintness, fast, slow, or irregular heart beat, feeling of chest heaviness or pressure, increased or decreased blood pressure, palpitations, seizures (convulsions), severe stomach pain and cramping.
Generic for Imitrex* and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Imitrex* in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Imitrex* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Imitrex* may appear in breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Imitrex* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Imitrex* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Imitrex* and Geriatric
The use of sumatriptan in elderly patients is not recommended because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased hepatic function, they are at higher risk for CAD, and blood pressure increases may be more pronounced in the elder.
The above information about Generic for Imitrex* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.