Generic name: Sumatriptan
Brand name: Alsuma, Imitrax
Sumatriptan under the brand name Imitrax is an effective medication for ending a headache migraine. It is associated with a class of drugs known as selected serotonin receptor agonist. It helps to relive the symptoms of migraine headache.
Imitrax (Sumatriptan) Uses
The medication Imitrax is used for the treatment of migraine headaches. It helps to relieve the common symptoms of migraine such as vomiting, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. The medication belongs to the class of drugs known as selected serotonin receptor agonist that works by stimulating the serotonin receptor in the brain that causes the muscles around the blood vessels to narrow and compress, at the same mean time it also helps to reduce the transportation of pain. Responsive treatment helps to return the normal condition and routine.
The dosage of the medication is prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist after the complete examination of the condition. The medication is taken directly through mouth with or without food. Make it sure that your doctor or pharmacist has analyze the benefits as well as risk factors.
Imitrax (Sumatriptan) Adverse effects
The common side effects of the medication include weakness, tiredness, flushing, numbness, drowsiness and dizziness. The medication can also increase the blood pressure; a regular check up of blood pressure is needed.
The severe side effects that may occur from the medication includes hearing changes, blue coloration of finders, toes and nails, mental changes and cold hands.
If any of the given side effects appear get medical treatment and a change in treatment plan from your consultant doctor or pharmacist.
Imitrax (Sumatriptan) Precautions
Before taking the medication tell your doctor or pharmacist about your previous or ongoing medical history if you have specifically about seizures, liver disease, heart disease, certain types of headaches and stroke or mini stroke.
If you are allergic to medications tell your doctor or your pharmacist this medication may contain some inactive ingredients that can cause serious allergic reactions.
Avoid driving and machinery work or the activities that requires alertness as this medication make you dizzy and drowsy. Pregnant women should avoid the medication or use only when needed.
Imitrax (Sumatriptan) Interactions
Before starting to take the medication tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any prescription and non prescription medications, herbal, vitamins and supplements for the treatment of other medical conditions. The drug interaction affects the working of the medication and can increase the chances of having serious side effects.
The medications which have possible chances of interaction with this medication are antidepressants and MAO inhibitors.