Imitrex is an anti migraine medication prescribed for the treatment of migraine headaches. However, your doctor may also prescribe Imitrex for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Imitrex
The ideal way to use Imitrex is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
When you have a bout of migraine headaches, then you may take one or in extreme cases, two doses of Imitrex. However, the maximum dosage per day should not exceed 200mg unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is an antimigraine medication that constricts the blood vessels in the head and helps reduce migraine headaches which are caused by dilation of these same blood vessels.
Since Imitrex is only taken when a migraine headache occurs, a missed dose is highly unlikely.
Please remember that Imitrex will not prevent a migraine headache and taking a regular dose will not help.
Store Imitrex between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Imitrex in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Imitrex if you smoke, have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, diabetes, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Imitrex if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure), if you have Raynaud syndrome, strokes in the past, certain types of heart disease, transient ischemic attacks, uncontrolled blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease.