Are Aimovig and Imitrex the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Imitrex?
Common side effects of Imitrex include:
- mild headache (not a migraine),
- pain or chest tightness,
- pressure or heavy feeling in any part of your body,
- feeling hot or cold,
- spinning sensation,
- unusual taste in your mouth after using nasal spray,
- burning/numbness/pain/irritation in your nose or throat after using nasal spray, or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingling under the skin).
What Is Aimovig?
Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) Injection is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.
What Is Imitrex?
What Drugs Interact With Aimovig?
Aimovig may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Imitrex?
Imitrex may interact with sibutramine (Meridia); monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) isocarboxazid (Marplan); selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft), serotonin; norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, venlafaxine (Effexor)) and duloxetine (Cymbalta); and ergot-containing medications, dihydroergotamine (Migranal) and ergotamine (Methergine).
How Should Aimovig Be Taken?
The recommended dosage of Aimovig is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.
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