- Are Imitrex and Treximet the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Imitrex?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Treximet?
- What is Imitrex?
- What is Treximet?
- What Drugs Interact with Imitrex?
- What Drugs Interact with Treximet?
- How Should Imitrex Be Taken?
- How Should Treximet Be Taken?
Are Imitrex and Treximet 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 Are Possible Side Effects of Treximet?
Common side effects of Treximet include:
- flushing (warmth, heat, or tingly feeling)
- redness in your face
- feelings of prickling/heat
- upset stomach
- dry mouth
- tight muscles
- mild pressure or heavy feeling in any part of your body
What is Imitrex?
What is Treximet?
Treximet (sumatriptan and naproxen sodium) is a combination of a headache medicine and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat migraine headaches. Treximet will only treat a headache that has already begun.
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).
What Drugs Interact With Treximet?
Treximet may interact with blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, probenecid, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin, other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, or antidepressants.
How Should Imitrex Be Taken?
The maximum single recommended adult dose of Imitrex Injection for the acute treatment of migraine or cluster headache is 6 mg injected subcutaneously. For the treatment of migraine, if side effects are dose limiting, lower doses (1 mg to 5 mg) of Imitrex may be used.
How Should Treximet Be Taken?
Treximet is a tablet with a fixed dose combination of 85 mg sumatriptan and 500 mg naproxen sodium. The usual dose is one tablet.
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