General pain relievers are made to relieve general kinds of pain, like
backaches and sore muscles.
IMITREX is different.
It was specifically
designed just for migraines and was the first medicine of its kind
believed to target the nerves and blood vessels that can trigger your
total migraine - the throbbing pain, nausea, and the sensitivity to light
IMITREX is available in tablets, injection, and a nasal spray to suit your
individual needs, as well as different migraine attacks. That means if
your doctor agrees that IMITREX is right for you, you may have a choice of
how to take your medicine.
IMITREX is not habit-forming. IMITREX does not
cause drowsiness. Your migraine pain can be relieved while you remain
active, alert, and in control.
For migraine sufferers who prefer the ease and convenience of a tablet.
IMITREX is available in 25-, 50-, and 100-mg Tablets. IMITREX Tablets have
been formulated with RT TechnologyTM to dissolve quickly after swallowing.
For migraines that demand fast relief, like early-morning migraines or
migraines that come on suddenly, the IMITREX STATdose SystemŽ is available
for patients prescribed a 6-mg dose.
IMITREX Nasal Spray
For times when it's difficult to swallow a tablet due to nausea or
vomiting, IMITREX Nasal Spray is preloaded with 1 dose ready to use
The most common side effects of IMITREX are tingling and warm/cold
sensations (Tablets), a bad/unusual taste (Nasal Spray), and
injection-site reactions, atypical sensations (such as feelings of
tingling, warm/hot sensations), dizziness, and flushing (Injection). Most
side effects last for only a short time.
*Relationship between dissolution and effectiveness has not been
IMITREX is a prescription medicine for the acute treatment of migraine
attacks, with or without aura, in adults. You should not take IMITREX if
you have certain types of heart disease, a history of stroke or TIAs,
peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud syndrome, or blood pressure that is
uncontrolled. If you have risk factors for heart disease, such as high
blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or are a smoker, you should be
evaluated by your doctor before taking IMITREX. Very rarely, certain
people, even some without heart disease, have had serious heart-related
problems when taking IMITREX.
If you are currently taking other medications or if you are pregnant,
nursing, or thinking about becoming pregnant, you should talk to your
doctor before taking IMITREX. If your headaches are not migraines, IMITREX
is not for you.