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  • Imigran Subject Injection
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Imigran Subject Injection - sumatriptan - 6mg/0.5ml - 2 Pack - Refill Imigran Subject Injection sumatriptan Brand United Kingdom 6mg/0.5ml 2 Pack - Refill DR $144.16 Add
Imigran Subject Injection - sumatriptan - 6mg/0.5ml - 2 Pack - Starter Imigran Subject Injection sumatriptan Brand United Kingdom 6mg/0.5ml 2 Pack - Starter DR $172.99 Add

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Imigran Subject Injection (sumatriptan succinate) is a potent and fast-acting triptan medication, highly effective at treating migraine and cluster headaches. This medication is not effective on other types of headaches.

This medication is, as its name suggests, administered by injection. There are two purchasing options:

  • The starter pack includes 2 cartridges and a reusable pen injector.
  • The refill pack includes 2 cartridges, which fit into the pen injector.

Each cartridge contains 6 mg sumatriptan, equivalent to one dose.

Many patients are understandably averse to administering medication via injection. This product, however, is delivered subcutaneously---just beneath the skin, rather than into muscle or veins. Needles used for subcutaneous injections are very short and fine. The pen injector included with the starter pack makes administration a breeze; simply load a cartridge into the pen, position it on the upper arms, upper thighs, buttocks, or other fatty area and press the button on the pen---fast, easy, and virtually painless. The insert included with the product contains detailed instructions about using the pen injector.

Taking Control with Imigran Subject Injection

Triptans are recognized around the world as one of the most effective migraine and cluster headache treatments available---in fact it's one of very few medications proven effective at managing pain from the notoriously difficult-to-treat cluster headaches. Like all triptan medications, Imigran Subject Injection only works to halt a headache in progress. If administered before symptoms are present it will not help prevent a headache from forming.

Effects are best if the medication is administered at the start of a headache, though it will still provide benefit if administered at later stages. Imigran Subject Injection is particularly effective in cluster headaches, and individuals who experience particularly severe migraines also tend to prefer injections over slower-acting formulations.

Standard treatment is simple:

  • Administer one dose (6 mg, one cartridge) at the first symptoms of a headache, or as soon as possible if unable to do so at the headache's start.
  • If symptoms return a second dose may be taken after two hours.
  • Always wait at least two hours between doses.
  • Never exceed 12 mg (2 doses) in a 24-hour period.

Effects are felt within 5 to 10 minutes of administration. Side effects from Imigran Subject Injection, if experienced at all, are usually mild and pass quickly. Common side effects include:

  • Flushing or feeling warm, particularly in the chest area
  • Mild dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Drowsiness

Imigran Subject Injection can interact with other medications. In particular triptan medications like this product should not be used within a week of taking SSRI, SNRI, or MAOI medications (usually prescribed to treat anxiety, depression and similar mental conditions). Likewise medications containing ergotamine or other triptan medications should be avoided while taking this product. If in doubt, check with a doctor or pharmacist before mixing medications.

Other Imigran Options

Patients who would rather not use injections will be happy to hear there are several other formulations of this highly-effective treatment available. Most people with mild to moderate migraines find these other options work just fine, eliminating pain, auras and other symptoms. Those with severe migraines or who experience cluster headaches may find nothing works quite as well as Imigran Subject Injection.

  • Imigran Tablets - effects are felt about 30 minutes after administration. This is the slowest-acting form of the medication.
  • Imigran Recovery - similar to classic tablets but only available in 50 mg doses. Unlike other forms of Imigran, Imigran Recovery is available over-the-counter in some parts of the world.
  • Imigran Radis - similar to tablets, this formula is designed to be dissolved in fluids. Effects are felt slightly faster than regular tablets. Ideal for patients who have difficulty swallowing whole tablets.
  • Imigran Nasal Spray - effects are felt about 15 minutes after administration.

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