Imitrex contains sumatriptan and is used to treat migraine headaches and to relieve migraine symptoms including nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to lights and sound. Sumatriptan affects the natural substance serotonin in your brain which causes blood vessels to narrow. Imitrex is used to treat migraines that have already started and do not prevent future migraines or the frequency of migraine attacks.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Imitrex include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Imitrex:
What else is Imitrex called?
Imitrex is also known as Imigran internationally. Imigran is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication. Generic Imitrex is called sumatriptan.