What does Imitrex do to the body?

What does Imitrex do to the body?

Imitrex contains the active drug sumatriptan. It works by narrowing swollen blood vessels in your brain, which helps relieve the pain of migraine and cluster headaches.

How many days in a row can I take Imitrex?

How many days in a row can I take Imitrex? There aren’t recommendations about how many days in a row you can take Imitrex. It’s not known if this medication is safe to treat more than four migraine episodes or cluster headaches every 30 days.

What is the generic for Imitrex?

Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a selective serotonin receptor agonist used in oral, intranasal or injectable dosage form to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex is available as a generic drug.

Can Imitrex get you high?

While sumatriptan is used to alleviate the pain of migraine headaches, it’s not a general pain reliever. It won’t alleviate the pain of a sprained ankle, for example, or menstrual cramps, and it won’t get you “high.”

What can you not take with Imitrex?

Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Do not take any MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, metaxalone, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication.

Is Imitrex a narcotic?

The short answer is no. Sumatriptan (brand name Imitrex) is a triptan, one of a group of drugs that includes almotriptan, zolmitriptan, frovatriptan, rizatriptan, naratriptan, eletriptan, and of course, sumatriptan (Smith, 2020). Narcotics are another group of drugs entirely, called opioids.

Can sumatriptan be abused?

Sumatriptan isn’t a habit-forming narcotic, but it is possible to overuse migraine medications (Diener, 2004). One result is a medication overuse headache (MOH) or “rebound headache” (Diener, 2004). Another, more serious result could be serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal if untreated (Heller, 2018).

Can Imitrex be abused?

The main effects were those of dysphoria and apathetic sedation of short duration. There was no evidence of euphoria or of a profile of effects similar to those of morphine or any other prototypic drug of abuse. Sumatriptan given parenterally in doses of up to 16 mg appears to have little or no potential for abuse.

Is Imitrex an opioid?

Does Imitrex have caffeine?

Welcome to MyMigraineConnection! None of the Migraine abortive medications have caffeine in them: Triptans: Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, Amerge, Relpax, Axert, Frova.