Generic Imitrex for Migraine Headache Relief

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Generic Imitrex Tablets are used for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Imitrex Tablets are not intended to prevent migraine headaches or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine.

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Generic Imitrex for Migraine Headache Relief

  1. 1. Generic Imitrex Tablets Generic Imitrex Tablets are used for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Imitrex tablets are not intended to prevent migraine headaches or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Generic Imitrex Tablets Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Generic Imitrex Tablets Active Ingredient The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Generic Imitrex Tablets (Suminat) is Sumatriptan Succinate. Generic Imitrex is available in strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Generic Imitrex Tablets Indications ➔Acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Generic Imitrex Tablets What are Migraines? Migraines are usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes, both sides of the head. They are most likely to arise from problems with the nerves and blood vessels in the head. A typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from two to 72 hours. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Generic Imitrex Tablets What are Migraines? Besides pain, migraine symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Generic Imitrex is used to relieve migraine headaches with or without aura. It also relieves other symptoms of migrane such as relieves other symptoms of a migraine attack like nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Generic Imitrex Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage The recommended starting dose of Generic Imitrex (Suminat tablets) for adults is 50 mg. The clinical response of individuals to Imitrex varies. The choice of dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of a higher dose with the potential for a greater risk of side effects. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Generic Imitrex Tablets Warnings and Precautions Generic Imitrex tablets should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine headache has been established. Sumatriptan is not indicated for use in the management of hemiplegic, basilar or ophthalmoplegic migraine. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Generic Imitrex Tablets Warnings and Precautions Following administration, sumatriptan can be associated with transient symptoms including chest pain and tightness which may be intense and involve the throat. Caution is recommended in patients performing skilled tasks, eg. driving or operating machinery since drowsiness may occur as a result of migraine or its treatment with sumatriptan. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Generic Imitrex Tablets Contraindications Imitrex tablets should not be given to patients with history, symptoms, or signs of ischemic cardiac, cerebrovascular, or peripheral vascular syndromes. In addition, patients with other significant underlying cardiovascular diseases should not be administered Imitrex tablets. Imitrex tablets are also contraindicated in patients that have hypersensitivity to sumatriptan succinate or any inactive ingredient present in Generic Imitrex tablets. Imitrex tablets are also contraindicated in patients with severe hepatic impairment. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Generic Imitrex Tablets Side Effects of Generic Imitrex Tablets The common side effects of Generic Imitrex tablets (Suminat) are dizziness, drowsiness, sensory disturbance including paraesthesia and hypoaesthesia, transient increases in blood pressure arising soon after treatment, flushing, dyspnoea, nausea, vomiting, sensations of heaviness, pain, sensations of heat or cold, pressure or tightness, feelings of weakness, fatigue. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  12. 12. Generic Imitrex Tablets Side Effects of Generic Imitrex Tablets Serious cardiac events, including some that have been fatal, have occurred following the use of Imitrex tablets. These side effects are extremely rare and most have been reported in patients with risk factors predictive of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Events reported have included coronary artery vasospasm, transient myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  13. 13. Generic Imitrex Tablets Overdosage Patients on Generic Imitrex therapy have received single oral doses of 140 to 300 mg without any significant adverse effects. Volunteers during trials have received single oral doses of 140 to 400 mg without any serious side effects. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  14. 14. Generic Imitrex Tablets Suminat Tablets Manufactured by SUN Pharmaceuticals For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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