Imitrex (Nasal)

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Imitrex (Nasal) Drug and Prescription Information

Imitrex (Nasal)

Imitrex (Nasal) Medication Classification

SUMATRIPTAN (Into the nose)

Imitrex (Nasal) Brandname


Imitrex (Nasal) is used for the Treatment

Sumatriptan (soo-ma-TRIP-tan) Treats migraine headaches.

When To Not Use Imitrex (Nasal)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sumatriptan, or if you have a history of certain heart or blood vessel disorders, stroke, ischemic bowel disease, or severe liver disease. You should not use this medicine if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, or if you are also using any ergotamine medicine (such as D.H.E. 45®, Migranal®, Cafergot®) or an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).

How Should You Use Imitrex (Nasal)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, use this medicine in only one nostril each time.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.

Proper Imitrex (Nasal) Storage

Store Imitrex (Nasal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Imitrex (Nasal) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Imitrex (Nasal)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using medicine for depression (such as trazodone, Celexa®, Effexor®, Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Serzone®, Zoloft®).

Imitrex (Nasal) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, diabetes, epilepsy, or a family history of coronary artery disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you smoke, if you are over 40, or if you have gone through menopause.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Imitrex (Nasal) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, trouble breathing
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands, arms, legs, or feet
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in your stools
  • Tightness or discomfort in your chest, neck, or jaw
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Bad or unusual taste in your mouth
  • Burning, numbness, tingling, or pain in your nose
  • Discomfort in the throat
  • Runny nose

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Dafyne, Dafyne - 01/14/2014

Hello Dr. Davis,I've done lots of my own research for how to eat right, for mohnts I've been eating basically the same foods every day. Steel cut oatmeal in the morning mixed with raisins or some other dried fruit, almonds and string cheese snack a few hours later with a serving of milk, greek yogurt for lunch, then a whey protein shake before coming home and working out. Dinner I've often had some sort of meat + pasta side. Your site has caught my attention and I am very curious about your book as I've read many of these posts here. I decided to go wheat free as of Monday. Well, monday morning I had a bowl of steel cut oatmeal but now it's been over 24 hours without eating any additional wheat products. This morning I ate egg whites and some string cheese and now I'm eating lots of veggies with dinner. I went for a 4 mile jog today and i felt more run down than usual. Even now, hours later, I feel like I have low blood sugar or very fatigued and maybe my heart rate seems a tad higher? Is this normal? Should I have slowly weened myself off of wheat products or are these withdrawal symptoms? I felt like I had less energy in my run, is it acceptable to eat some honey or carb fuel before a run? I think I want to order your book, you make a heck of a lot of sense. I'm pretty lean, but I have that stubborn wheat belly as you put it that hasn't gone away and I believe it's because of my previous diet including lots of pasta and oats.Thank you for responding to your fans, it's really nice to see an author/doctor engage in forum conversation and answer the many questions that come up.