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Imitrex Statdose Refill (injection)

Generic name: sumatriptan (injection) [SOO-ma-TRIP-tan]
Brand Names: Imitrex Succinate Syringe Refill, sumatriptan Syringe, Zembrace symtouch
Drug class: antimigraine agents

What is the Imitrex Statdose Refill?

Imitrex Refill is a migraine medicine that narrows the blood vessels surrounding the brain. This medicine reduces the substances in your body that may trigger migraine symptoms, headache pain, nausea, and sensitivity to sound and light.

Imitrex Statdose Refill treats migraines, cluster headaches, and other adult-related headaches. This medication will only treat headaches. Imitrex Statdose Refill does not reduce headaches or prevent them.

Imitrex Statdose Refill is not recommended for treating a common headache or a headache causing loss of motion on one side. This medicine should only be used if your doctor has confirmed that you have migraine headaches.The Imitrex Statdose Refill can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Imitrex Statdose refill

Seek immediate medical care if you have any of these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, throat, or tongue.

Imitrex Statdose Refill can cause serious side effects. The Imitrex Statdose Refill should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Diarrhea and sudden severe abdominal pain
  • Chest pain; shortness of breath; irregular heartbeats
  • A seizure (convulsions);
  • Blood circulation problems in the legs or feet: cramps, numbness, tingling or numbness, muscle weakness, pain or burning, a cold sensation, changes in color (pale, blue, hip pain);
  • Seek immediate medical care if you have any of these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, throat, or tongue.
  • Serotonin levels are high in the body and can cause agitation, hallucinations (including hallucinations), fever, rapid heartbeat, hyperactivity, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of coordination.
  • Increased blood pressure—headache, blurred vision, or pounding in the neck or ears; anxiety or nosebleed
  • Signs of a stroke include sudden numbness and weakness, especially on one side; severe headaches; slurred or shaky speech; or problems with vision or equilibrium.

Imitrex Statdose Refill can cause the following side effects:

  • The sensation of numbness or tingling
  • Pressure or a heavy feeling anywhere in your body
  • Feeling weak or tired due to dizziness
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Pain or redness at the injection site.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.

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You should not use Imitrex Statdose Refill if you have ever had heart disease, coronary artery disease, blood circulation problems, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe liver disease, a heart attack or stroke, If your migraines are not as severe, you may need to consult your doctor.

Imitrex statdose refills should not be used if you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Examples include isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (phenelzine injection), rasagiline (selegiline), or tranylcypromine.

Use Imitrex Statdose Refill for at least 24 hours after taking another migraine headache medication.

Take this medication only if you have been prescribed it.

Imitrex Statdose Refill should not be used if:

  • Heart problems or strokes (including "ministrokes")
  • Angina, blood circulation problems, and a lack of blood supply to the heart are all symptoms of coronary artery diseases.
  • Circulation problems affecting your legs, arms, stomach, intestines, or kidneys;
  • A heart disorder called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome;
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (or)
  • Severe liver disease

Imitrex statdose refill should not be used if MAO inhibitors have been taken within the last 14 days. A dangerous medication interaction may occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (phenelzine injection), rasagiline (selegiline), methylene blue injection, tranylcypromine, and others.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Epilepsy
  • High blood pressure is a sign of a heart rhythm problem.
  • Risk factors for coronary heart disease include diabetes, menopause, and smoking. Other risk factors are being overweight or obese, having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or having a history of coronary disease in the family.

This medicine is not known to harm an unborn child. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Sumatriptan may pass through breast milk. Do not breastfeed for 12 hours following the use of sumatriptan. Throw away any milk collected if you are using a breast pump. Do not give it to your child.The Imitrex Statdose Refill should not be used by anyone under the age of 18.

How to take Imitrex Statdose Refill?

Imitrex Statdose Refill should be used as soon as headache symptoms appear. Read all the instructions and directions that come with your prescription. Follow the directions on the label.Do not exceed the recommended dosage. The overuse of migraine headache medication can worsen headaches. If the medication seems to be less effective in treating migraine attacks, tell your doctor.

Imitrex Statdose Refill can be injected into the skin. You may be taught how to use the medication properly by a healthcare provider.Imitrex Statdose Refill is available in vials (bottles), needle-free injector devices, and prefilled cartridges for auto-injectors. Each type can only be used once.Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medicine. The Imitrex Statdose Refill should not be used if you do not understand the instructions. If you have any questions, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Only prepare your injection when you're ready to administer it. If the vial is cloudy or looks like it has changed color, or if there are particles, do not use it. For new medicine, call your pharmacist.After an injection, call your doctor if your headache doesn't completely disappear. Use a second shot if your headache disappears and then returns after at least an hour. Do not use more than two injections within 24 hours. Contact your doctor if symptoms don't improve.

Store away from heat, moisture, and light. After the date of expiration has passed, throw away any medicine that is unused.Only use a needle or syringe once, and then store them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof. Be sure to follow local or state laws on how to properly dispose of the container. Keep the container out of reach of pets and children.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Imitrex Statdose Refill does not require a daily schedule of dosage because it is only used as needed. If your symptoms don't improve after taking this medication, call your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Overdose symptoms include tremors and skin redness on your arms or legs. They may also include weakness, lack of coordination, breathing difficulties, blue lips or fingernails, or vision problems.

What should be avoided?

Do not use Imitrex Statdose Refill for migraine headaches within 24 hours of using another migraine headache medication.

  • Imitrex Statdose Refill Tablets or Nasal Spray, Almotriptan (or eletriptan), Frovatriptan (or naratriptan), rizatriptan (or zolmitriptan);
  • Ergot medicine such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, or methylergonovine.

Imitrex Statdose Refill can affect your reactions. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are sure of how they will affect you. You may be unable to react properly.

Interaction with other drug

If you use Imitrex Statdose Refill along with certain other medications, it can lead to a buildup of high serotonin levels in your body. This condition is called "serotonin syndrome" and can be fatal. Tell your doctor if:

  • Medicine to treat depressive disorder;
  • Medicine for Parkinson’s disease
  • Medicine for serious infections
  • Herbal products
  • Stimulant medicines;
  • Opioid medicine;
  • Medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting

This list is incomplete. Imitrex Statdose Refill may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not include all possible drug interactions.