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Imitrex Injection




Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

Coronary vasospasm was observed after intravenous administration of IMITREX Injection [see CONTRAINDICATIONS]. Overdoses would be expected from animal data (dogs at 0.1 g/kg, rats at 2 g/kg) to possibly cause convulsions, tremor, inactivity, erythema of the extremities, reduced respiratory rate, cyanosis, ataxia, mydriasis, injection site reactions (desquamation, hair loss, and scab formation), and paralysis.

The elimination half-life of sumatriptan is about 2 hours [see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY]; therefore, monitoring of patients after overdose with IMITREX Injection should continue for at least 10 hours or while symptoms or signs persist.

It is unknown what effect hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis has on the serum concentrations of sumatriptan.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

IMITREX Injection is contraindicated in patients with:

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/7/2015

Overdosage
Contraindications

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