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Imitrex Injection Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- What are the possible side effects of sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- How should I use sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Imitrex Injection)?
- What happens if I overdose (Imitrex Injection)?
- What should I avoid while using sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- What other drugs will affect sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Imitrex Injection)?
Since sumatriptan is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using sumatriptan.
After using a sumatriptan injection, you must wait one (1) hour before using a second injection. Do not use more than two (2) injections in 24 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Imitrex Injection)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include tremors or shaking, skin redness, breathing problems, blue-colored lips or fingernails, vision problems, watery eyes or mouth, weakness, lack of coordination, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
Do not use sumatriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- sumatriptan tablets or nasal spray, almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- ergot medicine such as dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Sumatriptan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect sumatriptan injection (Imitrex Injection)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sumatriptan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sumatriptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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