) is an effective, widely used medication usually prescribed for treatment of migraine headaches. Imitrex is available in a variety of forms, but the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack offers distinct advantages over other delivery methods:
- Medication works faster by injection
- Administration is simplified using the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack contents
- Imitrex injections are effective against cluster headaches
Imitrex is strictly an abortive medication; it will not prevent or reduce the frequency with which migraines or cluster headaches occur, but it will stop a headache in progress. It is not effective on other types of headaches.Cluster Headaches:
Though originally designed to combat migraines, Imitrex injections have also proven to be a solution for cluster headaches--in fact, Imitrex injections are the most effective abortive treatment currently available.
Though not quite as effective as injections for some patients, Imitrex Nasal Spray
may also help lessen the severity of a cluster headache. Tablets have little effect due to the relatively slow absorption into the bloodstream.Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack Contents:
Imitrex Injection Treatment Packs are a convenient way to store and administer Imitrex injections. The enhanced speed with which injections work is a clear benefit, but in the midst of a severe headache fumbling with vials and syringes is no easy task. The Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack was assembled with speed and ease of use in mind.
Each Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack includes:
- Carrying case; protects contents from damage and exposure.
- 2 syringe cartridges; simply insert a cartridge into the injection pen and it's ready for use.
- Injection pen; place the loaded pen against the injection site and press the button on top to administer.
Empty cartridges should be discarded; the case and injection pen are reusable and can be restocked with Imitrex Injection Refill Packs
.Administering Imitrex Injections:
Imitrex injections are usually given in 6 mg doses. Depending on physician instructions, a second dose may be used after a minimum interval of one hour. Do not exceed 12 mg in a 24 hour period.
Ideally an injection is given at the earliest signs of a headache, though it will still help mitigate pain at later stages as well.
Effects are typically felt within 5 to 15 minutes. With the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack tools, preparation takes only a moment.
Imitrex injections should be delivered subcutaneously; into a layer of the skin. Ideal locations for subcutaneous injections include outer upper arms, hips, upper buttocks, and upper thighs.
The injection pen which comes with the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack is designed for subcutaneous delivery; the needle is short, ensuring it does not go too deep, and the push-button delivery method makes it easy to use in areas that would be difficult to self-administer with a traditional syringe.Ingredients:
Active ingredient: sumatriptan
Inactive ingredients: sodium chloride, waterAdverse Effects and Warnings:
All prescription and non-prescription medications carry some risk of side effects and drug interactions. Please read the insert included with the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack for a complete list of warnings and side effects.
Imitrex has been extensively tested and widely used since its introduction in 1993. Most side effects are mild and pass quickly.
Rarely some patients experience serious side effects which call for medical attention:
- Pain, tightness, or heaviness in chest or throat
- Rapid heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing
- Allergic reactions
Imitrex injections should not be used if pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding.
Imitrex may cause severe side effects or complications in persons with certain health conditions:
- Poor blood circulation
- Coronary heart disease or angina
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Ischemic bowel disease
For patients afflicted with migraine or cluster headaches, the Imitrex Injection Treatment Pack provides a fast, convenient delivery system for one of the most effective abortive treatments currently available.