Imitrex Nasal Spray Sumatriptan and/or alternatives
Imitrex 20mg/SprayMarketed as Imigran Nasal Spray in European Union Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : United Kingdom
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Imitrex 5mg/SprayMarketed as Imitrex Nasal Spray in Canada Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : Canada
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Description of Imitrex Nasal Spray
Imitrex Nasal Spray is used to treat migraine attacks in adults. The generic name of the medicine is Sumatriptan Spray- Nasal.
Imitrex Nasal Spray is sprayed into the nostrils. You must gently blow your nose and clean the nasal passages before using the spray. Keep your head in an upright position and breathe gently through your mouth. Hold the spray container with your index and middle fingers and give support at the bottom with your thumb. Close one nostril with your fingers and insert the nozzle into the other nostril about ½ inch in. Close your mouth and press the blue plunger. After administering Imitrex Nasal Spray, keep your head upright for 20 seconds and breathe in through your nose and breathe out through the mouth.
Buy Imitrex Nasal Spray only as per the prescription of the doctor.
Indications & Dosage of Imitrex Nasal Spray
Imitrex Nasal Spray provides relief from all the symptoms of migraine such as headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, vomiting etc. Imitrex narrows the blood vessels around the brain and reduces substances in the body that trigger migraine symptoms.
The dosage of Imitrex Nasal Spray depends on the medical condition of the patient and his/her response to the medication. The normal dosage of Imitrex Nasal Spray is 20 mg in each nostril. However, it is important that the dosage not exceed 40 mg a day. If you don’t find any improvement, consult your doctor. It is not advisable to take an overdose just to make up for a missed dose.
Imitrex Nasal Spray treats only migraine headaches, not normal headaches. It will not prevent the symptoms of headache, but only treats the headache which already exists. The drug must be used only after a proper diagnosis.
You must keep the medicine away from the reach of children. The spray must be kept at room temperature away from heat and moisture. You must not keep Imitrex Nasal Spray at temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius and below 2 degrees Celsius.
Side Effects & Interactions of Imitrex Nasal Spray
The less serious side effects of Imitrex Nasal Spray are:
- Mild headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Warmth and redness of the skin
- Pressure on the body
- Unusual taste in the mouth
- Irritation in the nose or throat after using the spray
Serious side effects of Imitrex Nasal Spray are:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe stomach pain
- Bloody diarrhea
- Sudden numbness
- Pain or tightness in the jaw
- Severe headache
- High fever
- Rashes and itching
Consult your doctor immediately if the serious side effects occur.
The following drugs will interact with Imitrex Nasal Spray:
Tell the doctor about all your medications that include over-the-counter drugs, herbal products and vitamins before start using the spray.
Warnings & Precautions of Imitrex Nasal Spray
You must not buy Imitrex Nasal Spray if you have:
- Heart disease
- Obesity/weight problems
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
You must not use the spray if you are a male over the age of 40 and if you smoke. The medicine is also not good for postmenopausal women.
You must not buy Imitrex Nasal Spray if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.