) is a widely used medication effective for treatment of migraine headaches, and in injection form additionally used to successfully combat cluster headaches.
In all its forms Imitrex is an abortive medication; it stops a headache that is already in progress. It will not prevent a headache from starting or reduce the frequency of headaches. Imitrex has not shown to be effective against any type of headaches other than migraines and cluster headaches.Imitrex Injection Refill Packs for Imitrex Injection Pens:
Each Imitrex Injection Refill Pack contains 2 individually wrapped cartridges which fit in the injection pen and storage case included in the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack
, a fast and convenient delivery system for Imitrex.
Cartridges should not be exposed to light for long periods. If not using or transferring to the storage case, unused cartridges from Imitrex Injection Refill Packs should be stored in the manufacturer carton in which they are enclosed.
Most patients suffering from migraines or cluster headaches prefer to have enough medication on hand to treat multiple headaches. There is no maximum order limit on the number of Imitrex Injection Refill Packs which can be purchased, but keep in mind that this product does expire.
There may be some color variation in Imitrex Injection Refill Packs due to the medication originating from differing batches. In liquid form Imitrex is usually clear to pale yellow; slight discoloration is not cause for concern. Do not use if the fluid is cloudy or contains particulates.A prescription for Imitrex is required to buy Imitrex Injection Refill Packs.Administering Imitrex Injections:
Administration of Imitrex by injection provides the fastest possible headache relief, with effects felt just 5 to 15 minutes after the injection is given.
Imitrex is ideally taken as soon as headache symptoms are noticed, though it will still help relieve pain at any stage.
Injections are given subcutaneously, usually on the outer upper arms, hips, upper buttocks, and upper thighs. Injection directly into the bloodstream my cause serious side effects, injecting into muscle will reduce the medication's effectiveness.
Imitrex injections are not available in a dosage strength higher than 6 mg, though up to 12 mg may be safely administered by injection in a 24 hour period. If administering the maximum dosage, each Imitrex Injection Refill Pack will treat one headache episode.
If administering multiple injections, wait at least one hour between doses and take care not to exceed 12 mg in 24 hours.
Do not use Imitrex injections in conjunction with other forms of Imitrex, such as nasal spray or tablets.Ingredients:
Active ingredient: sumatriptan
Inactive ingredients: sodium chloride, waterAdverse Effects and Warnings:
Like all prescription and non-prescription medications, there is some risk of side effects and drug interactions when using Imitrex. Please read the insert included with each Imitrex Injection Refill Pack for the most up to date information.
Imitrex has been extensively tested and widely used for decades. Most side effects are mild and pass quickly:
- Flushing or feeling warm
- Mild dizziness or lightheadedness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps
Rarely some patients experience serious side effects which should be brought to the attention of a physician:
- Pain, tightness, or heaviness in chest or throat
- Rapid heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing
- Allergic reactions
Patients with certain health conditions are at greater risk for severe side effects:
- Poor blood circulation
- Coronary heart disease or angina
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Ischemic bowel disease
Imitrex injections should not be used if pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.
The midst of a severe migraine or cluster headache is not the ideal time to try to locate a source of injectable Imitrex, let alone wait for order processing and shipping. Order backup Imitrex Injection Refill Packs before