| Using IMITREX®-
IMITREX® should be taken at the onset of a Migraine attack. But,
if you can't, you should know that IMITREX® is usually effective
at any time - even if you take it when your Migraine is at its worst.
In addition, IMITREX® is not a narcotic or barbiturate, and, most
importantly, according to the manufacturer, in most people IMITREX®
does not cause the unpleasant side effect of drowsiness. The most
frequently seen side effects are tingling and nasal discomfort.
IMITREX®, a prescription product available only through your
doctor, is used for the acute treatment of migraine attacks in adults.
You should not take IMITREX® if you have certain types of heart
disease, a history of stroke or Transient lschemic Attacks (TIAs),
peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's syndrome, or blood pressure
that is uncontrolled. Very rarely, certain people, even some without
heart disease, have had serious heart-related problems when taking
IMITREX®. Therefore, if you have risk factors for heart disease,
such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or are a
smoker, you need to be evaluated by your doctor before taking IMITREX®.
If you are currently taking other medications, particularly MAO inhibitors
and ergotamines, or if you are pregnant, nursing, or thinking of becoming
pregnant, you should talk to your doctor. What's more, if the headaches
you are suffering are not Migraines, IMITREX® is not for you.