: Sumatriptan, Sumatriptan Succinate
: Treatment of migraine headaches
: Imitrex: 50mg, 100mg. Generic Sumatriptan: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg. Imitrex nasal spray: 50mg/2ml and 20mg/2ml
How Sumatriptan Works
Sumatriptan belongs to a class called “triptans” whose main function is to relieve migraine headaches. Triptans work by constricting blood vessels inside the head that cause pain when they are dilated. In most individuals Sumatriptan works within 10 to 15 minutes relieving headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sumatriptan is to be taken exactly as your doctor prescribed as it is not for everyone.
Generic Sumatriptan vs Brand Imitrex
Are you getting a headache from deciding between brand and generic? Fact is, brand and generics are chemically and therapeutically exactly the same, the only difference is the manufacturer. Imitrex is manufactured by GSK and its generic counter part is manufactured outside a GSK facility. We currently have the brand from Turkey and Canada manufactured by GSK and the generic from Canada, India and Uk. It may come from other countries around the world.
Sumatriptan Possible side effects
Side effects associated with Imitrex or its generic counterpart Sumatriptan include:
• Burning, discharge, pain, or soreness in the nose (nasal spray)
• Change in taste sensation
• Feelings of (in any part of the body): burning, coldness, numbness, tightness, tingling, warmth, weakness
• Muscle aches
• Nausea or vomiting
Most of the side effects do not happen often, but contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they become bothersome or persistent.
Do not take Imitrex if you are allergic to Sumatriptan or any other ingredients found in Imitrex. Sumatriptan is not for everyone, so make sure to speak to your doctor openly about the risks and benefits of this medication. Disclose any medical conditions you may have and if you are taking any Rx or OTC medications. Individuals with blood pressure issues, reduced kidney/liver function, pregnant or breast-feeding should NOT take Sumatriptan.
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