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TREXIMET is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of TREXIMET and other treatment options when deciding to use TREXIMET.
TREXIMET is not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine (see CONTRAINDICATIONS). Safety and effectiveness of TREXIMET have not been established for cluster headache.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
TREXIMET is a fixed combination containing doses of sumatriptan (85 mg) and naproxen sodium (500 mg) within the approved dosage ranges of the individual components (25 to 100 mg of sumatriptan and 220 to 825 mg of naproxen sodium). TREXIMET contains a dose of sumatriptan higher than the lowest effective dose. Individuals may vary in response to doses of sumatriptan. The choice of the dose of sumatriptan, and of the use of a fixed combination such as in TREXIMET should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of a higher dose of sumatriptan with the potential for a greater risk of adverse events. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of TREXIMET and other treatment options when deciding to use TREXIMET.
The recommended dose is 1 tablet. In controlled clinical trials, single doses of TREXIMET were effective for the acute treatment of migraine in adults (see Clinical Trials).
The efficacy of taking a second dose has not been established. Do not take more than 2 TREXIMET tablets in 24 hours. Dosing of tablets should be at least 2 hours apart. The safety of treating an average of more than 5 migraine headaches in a 30-day period has not been established.
TREXIMET may be administered with or without food. Tablets should not be split, crushed, or chewed.
The combined use of TREXIMET with MAO-A inhibitors or use of TREXIMET within 2 weeks of discontinuation of MAO-A inhibitor therapy is contraindicated (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Drug Interactions, PRECAUTIONS: DRUG INTERACTIONS).
TREXIMET and any ergotamine-containing or ergot-type medication (like dihydroergotamine or methysergide) should not be used within 24 hours of each other. TREXIMET and other 5-HT1 agonists should not be administered within 24 hours of each other (see CONTRAINDICATIONS and PRECAUTIONS: DRUG INTERACTIONS).
TREXIMET contains 119 mg of sumatriptan succinate equivalent to 85 mg of sumatriptan and 500 mg of naproxen sodium and is supplied as blue film-coated tablets debossed on one side with TREXIMET in bottles of 9 tablets with desiccant (NDC 0173-0750-49).
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Do not repackage; dispense and store in original container with desiccant.
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. October 2012
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/30/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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