Imitrex Nasal Spray is indicated for
the acute treatment of migraine attacks
with or without aura in adults. Imitrex Nasal Spray
is not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine
or for use in the management of hemiplegic
or basilar migraine. Safety and effectiveness
of Imitrex Nasal Spray have not been established
for cluster headache, which is present in an older, predominantly
For Imitrex Nasal Spray nasal, gently
blow your nose to clear any mucous. Insert the tip about
1 cm (one-half inch) into the nostril, pointing it straight
up into the nasal canal. Block your other nostril and keep
your head upright. Pump and sniff gently at the same time.
Try not to sneeze or blow your nose just after using the
spray. If your headache is relieved, but then returns, you
can use a second dose 2 hours after the first dose. Do not
use more than 2 doses in 24 hours.
Tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, allergies (especially drug allergies). There have been rare reports of those with sulfa drug allergies having allergic reactions to Imitrex. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Since Imitrex may cause drowsiness, use caution operating machinery or engaging in activities requiring alertness and avoid alcohol because it may increase drowsiness/dizziness effects. The manufacturer does not recommend use of Imitrex in the elderly, because they may be more sensitive to its side effects. Imitrex should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and the benefits with your doctor. Imitrex is excreted into breast milk. The effects on nursing infants are unknown at this time. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Take Imitrex only when a migraine attack occurs as directed. This is not taken routinely. Never "double-up" the dose.
Possible Side Effects
Imitrex may initially cause flushing, dizziness, weakness, nausea, drowsiness, stiffness, or feelings of tingling, heat, fatigue. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Store between 36° and 86°F (2° and 30°C). Protect from light.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include tremor, chest pain, slowed breathing, and seizures.
Do not use Imitrex Nasal Spray without first talking to your doctor if the headache you are experiencing is not like other migraines that you have had.
Never take more of this medication than is prescribed by your doctor. If your symptoms are not being treated, contact your doctor.
Imitrex Nasal Spray may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities until you can evaluate the effects of the medication.
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