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Imigran (Generic)

Imigran (Generic)

What is Sumatriptan

Sumatriptan known under the trademark name Imigran is a medicine utilized for the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches. Imigran belongs to a set of medications known as triptans. Triptans are not the same as painkillers, instead they work by reversing the modifications in the brain which can cause migraines. Imigran (Sumatriptan) and drugs of its class can be recommended to those who have < 10 migraines during a month and whose pain is not adequately eased by simple analgesics such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin. This medication is not affected by food, so you can take it regardless of your last meal. Take Imigran with some liquid. You can take the treatment at any point throughout the migraine but for the best results, you should take a Sumatriptan tablet as soon as you feel a migraine attackis going to start. You should not take a tablet to avoid an attack. The suggested dose for adults is fifty milligram swallowed whole with water. Never take more than 300mg total in 24 Hr. Typical adverse effects, impacting less than 1 in 10 individuals, can consist of nausea, vomiting, tiredness or sleepiness, or vertigo.

How to buy Imigran (Sumatriptan)

Buying Imigran (Sumatriptan) with our drug store service is very convinient and quick. Nevertheless you must take your health with a great care. If you expirience one of disorders above, go to medical professional before purchasing Imigran. Take this medicine just as recommended by a professional.

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Uses

Generic Imigran tablets and Imigran Radis tablets both contain the active ingredient sumatriptan, which is a type of medicine called a serotonin (or 5HT) agonist. This type of medicine is also commonly known as a 'triptan'. It is a painkiller specifically used to relieve migraine attacks

How to take

One dose is taken orally at the first signs of a migraine attack.If you must take a second dose, do so exactly as instructed by your doctor. Do not take more than 200mg in a 24 hour period. Tablets are to be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them.

Side effects

This medication may initially cause flushing, dizziness, weakness, nausea, drowsiness, stiffness, or feelings of tingling, heat, fatigue. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, allergies (especially drug allergies). There have been rare reports of those with sulfa drug allergies having allergic reactions to sumatriptan. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Since this medication may cause drowsiness, use caution operating machinery or engaging in activities requiring alertness and avoid alcohol because it may increase drowsiness/dizziness effects. The manufacturer does not recommend use of sumatriptan by the elderly, because they may be more sensitive to its side effects. Sumatriptan should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication is excreted into breast milk. The effects on nursing infants are unknown at this time. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug interactions

Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you take, especially of: ergotamine- containing medication, all headache drugs, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine). Do not take MAO inhibitors with sumatriptan or use sumatriptan within 2 weeks of stopping use of MAO inhibitors. Do not take any ergotamine-containing medication and sumatriptan within 24 hours of each other. Also, report the use of all antidepressants or any medications used for weight control. If you are unsure about the types of medications you take, ask your care provider or pharmacist. It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Missed dose

Take this medication only when a migraine attack occurs as directed. This is not taken routinely. Never "double-up" the dose.

Storage

Store this medication at 15 to 30 degrees C (59 to 86 degrees F) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

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