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Imitrex is a prescription migraine headache treatment nasal spray that provides fast migraine pain relief along with reducing the sensitivity to light and sound that is also a primary symptom of migraine headaches. Imitrex is a fast-acting migraine relief medication because of the way it is administered through the sinuses, and it works by regulating serotonin levels so that blood vessels in the brain are not as narrowed when a migraine headache onset. This narrowing of blood vessels is what causes migraine headache pain and for some users it may be more effective than other pain medications they have tried.
You can buy Imitrex nasal spray with a doctor's prescription, and your best price on it will be when you order medication online from Canada Drugs Direct.
The standard Imitrex nasal dosage is one spray into both nostrils administered when the user identifies the beginning of a migraine headache. Your doctor may advise you differently, and always take this medication exactly as indicated in your prescription.
Imitrex nasal spray instructions:
Gently blow nose to clear out nostril before administering Imitrex.
Hold spray bottle tip into nostril and use index finger of other hand to close the opposite nostril. Then squeeze spray bottle to spray medication into one nostril, inhaling forcefully through the one nostril as the medication enters it. Avoid spraying into your eyes.
Tilt your head back for a few seconds to keep the medicine from dripping out of your nose.
Repeat the above process for the other nostril.
If migraine pain relief medication is ineffective you may take a follow-up dose of Imitrex migraine spray but be sure to wait at least 1-2 hours before doing so.
The active ingredient in Imitrex is Sumatriptan.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart disease, blood circulation problems, hemiplegic or basilar migraine headaches, heart problems like chest pain, irregular heartbeat, or previous heart attack), liver disease, seizure, stroke or transient ischemic attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight, or if you smoke cigarettes before beginning on Imitrex.
This medication may make your dizzy or drowsy.
Older adults may be more susceptible to Imitrex side effects, especially increased blood pressure and potential cardiac health issues.
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should only use Imitrex for migraine pain if approved to do so by their doctor
There is the possibility of drug interaction risks between Imitrex and other Rx medications, including isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine, fluoxetine/paroxetine, duloxetine/venlafaxine, and ergotamine medications like dihydroergotamine or triptan drugs like zolmitriptan and rizatriptan. OTC herbal supplement St. John's Wort may also pose an interaction risk.
Tell your doctor of all medications and supplements you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Imitrex nasal spray.
Side effects from using Imitrex nasal spray are uncommon, but some users may experience elevated blood pressure levels, unusual taste, irritation, numbness or tingling of the nose or throat, flushing, feelings of tingling, numbness, prickling or heat, tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, or dizziness. If any of these Imitrex side effects are experienced, then you should discontinue use and speak to your doctor again regarding migraine headache treatment medication alternatives.