What is Imitrex Nasal Spray used for?
This nasal spray is prescribed to treat acute migraine headaches with or without aura in adults. A migraine with aura is preceded by flashing lights, colored wavy lines of light, and vision changes to name a few. This medication often relieves other symptoms that occur together with a migraine headache, such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound.
Imitrex Nasal Spray will not prevent migraines from occurring but it is effective at stopping one that has begun. Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications.
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How does Imitrex Nasal Spray work?
Imitrex Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient called Sumatriptan, which belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. When taken as directed, the Sumatriptan dosage binds to serotonin receptors in your brain which causes the blood vessels to narrow and reduce the blood flow and stop some nerves from sending pain signals to your brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that communicates between nerve cells.
Before taking Imitrex Nasal Spray, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. To use the spray, blow your nose gently. Keep your head upright and insert the tip of the bottle into one nostril. Press your other nostril closed with your finger. Breathe in quickly and gently spray the medicine into your nose. Then use the spray in your other nostril.
Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Sumatriptan dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Imitrex Nasal Spray dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this nasal spray exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.
Imitrex Nasal Spray may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.
Some common Imitrex Nasal Spray side effects include:
Unusual taste or irritation/numbness/tingling of the nose or throat may occur after using the spray. Flushing, feelings of tingling/numbness/prickling/heat, tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, or dizziness
If any side effects of Sumatriptan become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan is an antimigraine drug that gives Imitrex Nasal Spray its therapeutic effect. Imitrex Nasal Spray, also known as Imigran Nasal Spray internationally, is obtainable only with a prescription, available in 20mg.
How to use Imitrex nasal spray?
Before using Imitrex Nasal Spray, ensure you fully understand how your doctor has directed you to use it; it is important to follow your doctor’s directions carefully. It is recommended to blow your nose before taking your dose. For best results, while holding the device upright and lightly placed in one nostril, gently press on the opposite nostril to close it. While tilting your head back, firmly press the plunger all the way up; slowly breathe through your nose. Keep your head upright and continue to gently breathe for about 10-20 seconds; inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Avoid looking down during this process as it may cause the medicine to drip out of your nose.
What does sumatriptan do?
Sumatriptan is an antimigraine drug; it helps reduce symptoms that migraines produce. Symptoms of migraines are often moderate to severe and commonly include a headache (throbbing, pounding, or pulsing) and sensitivity to sound and light. However, other symptoms that may occur include nausea, vomiting, and a loss of appetite.
How long does sumatriptan last?
The peak effect is typically felt after 2-3 hours; the amount of time it lasts after the peak varies between each individual. Certain diseases, like liver disease, among other factors, can affect the length of time Imitrex Nasal Spray, or sumatriptan, is effective for.
How does sumatriptan work?
Migraines are thought to be caused by overactive nerve cells in the brain that send out signals to activate the nerve that allows you to feel sensations (like pain) in the head and face. This activation causes certain chemicals to release, like serotonin. These chemicals then cause blood vessels in the lining of the brain to swell, which causes the inflammation and symptoms. Sumatriptan nasal spray (Imitrex Nasal Spray) works by narrowing blood vessels in the head and preventing the signals sent to the brain that ultimately cause the migraine symptoms.
How long does sumatriptan stay in your system?
It takes a little over half a day (12.5 hours) fir sumatriptan to clear out of the system, with a short half life of 2.5 hours.
How long does sumatriptan take to work?
Generally, it takes about 15 minutes for sumatriptan nasal spray (Imitrex Nasal Spray) to work, though it may vary.
How much does sumatriptan cost?
In the United States, sumatriptan nasal spray, or Imitrex nasal spray, is a popular medication compared to other similar drugs, but isn’t generally covered by medicare plans; therefore, the cost comes entirely out of the patient’s pocket, making it a costly medication. When you buy sumatriptan online at My Drug Center, you will find affordable low prices, accessible with valid prescription.
What are the side effects of sumatriptan?
Some common side effects include runny or stuffy nose after using the medication, numbness or tingling, feeling hot or cold, or pain or tight feeling in your chest, throat, or jaw. This is not a complete list of side effects.