Drug Review: Imitrex

Posted by on Nov. 21, 2012

 Drug Review: Imitrex

Imitrex, also known as sumatriptan, is a prescription drug used to relieve pain caused by migraines. The medicine works by restoring dilated blood vessels in the head back to normal. In addition to that, it can also relieve light sensitivity and nausea that usually come with migraines.

It could be taken in intranasal, oral, and injectable dosage forms. However, like most pain relievers, Imitrex does not cure nor prevent the condition completely.

As in most cases, it is important to first consult one’s physician before trying out a new drug. While Imitrex is a very promising drug which has received great reviews from various people, the drug can cause an allergic reaction if a person has angina or other medical conditions. It can also cause complications if mixed with other medications.

 

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