Drug Uses

Imitrex is used to treat migraine headaches.

General Information

Information presented here is general, should you have any further questions please contact your personal healthcare practitioner.

How Drug Works

Imitrex targets the blood vessels and the nerves which cause the migraine headaches.

How Taken

When you have migraine simptoms take one dose of Imitrex. In some cases two doses, but not more than 200 mg a day, can be taken only if instructed by your personal healthcare practitioner.

Possible Side Effects

The following side effects can occur when taking Imitrex: dizziness, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness


If you have any of the following conditions you should not take Imitrex: allergy to Imitrex, Raynaud syndrome, strokes in the past, certain types of heart disease, transient ischemic attacks, uncontrolled blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease. You should consult your personal doctor before taking this medicine if you smoke, have high cholesterole or high blood pressure, diabetes.


In case of overdose you must get immediate medical care.

Drug Interactions

Before taking this medicine inform your personal doctor if you take any headache medication, ergotamine or MAO inhibitors such as linezolid, furazolidone, tranylcypromine, phenelzine, selegiline.

Missed Dose

Imitrex is not to be taken routinely. Only take this medicine when a migraine attack occurs.


Keep this medicine in its container, at normal temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep it out of the reach of children.


If you are pregnant please consult your personal doctor before taking Imitrex.

More Information

To obtain more or detailed information please contact your personal doctor or healthcare provider.

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