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Imitrex

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7.4
7.4  Effectiveness
4  Side Effects
6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Imitrex side effects and 4 Imitrex benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is sumatriptan succinate and the brand name is Imitrex. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

The active ingredients of this medication are sumatriptan succinate and naproxen sodium. The inactive ingredients include; croscarmellose sodium; dibasic calcium phosphate; magnesium stearate; microcrystalline cellulose; and sodium bicarbonate.

It is primarily used in the treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura (for example, flashing lights; wavy lines; and dark spots).
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Effectiveness of Imitrex by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Imitrex, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 3.8% 84.6% 7.7% 3.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 91.7% 8.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 4% 88% 0% 8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 4% 84% 4% 8%
Digestion 0% 4.2% 95.8% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 65.4% 23.1% 11.5%
Energy 0% 14.8% 70.4% 7.4% 7.4%
Eyesight 0% 8.3% 75% 12.5% 4.2%
Memory 4.2% 0% 83.3% 8.3% 4.2%
Mental Clarity 0% 4.2% 66.7% 20.8% 8.3%
Pain 0% 8% 48% 32% 12%
Patience 3.8% 3.8% 69.2% 11.5% 11.5%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 92% 4% 4%
Skin Complexion 0% 4.2% 95.8% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 11.1% 55.6% 22.2% 11.1%
Stress Level 0% 12% 52% 28% 8%
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Commonly Reported Imitrex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 75% 12.5% 4.2% 4.2% 4.2%
Cold Symptoms 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 85% 10% 5% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 75% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2%
Diarrhea 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 56% 28% 16% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 70.4% 18.5% 11.1% 0% 0%
Fatigue 76.9% 15.4% 7.7% 0% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 75% 15% 10% 0% 0%
Headache 83.3% 0% 4.2% 0% 12.5%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 72% 16% 12% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 56% 16% 24% 4% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 69.2% 19.2% 7.7% 0% 3.8%
Tremors 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 85% 15% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Imitrex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Change in Behavior 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 92% 0% 4% 4% 0%
Concentration / Focus Problems 95% 0% 0% 5% 0%
Confusion 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 76% 16% 4% 4% 0%
Eye Pressure 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 85.7% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 0%
Language Problems 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 79.2% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 12.5%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Imitrex
Since taking Imitrex Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 3%
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User Comments about Imitrex
29 May 2013 I have had great experience with it and i only use it when i have an onset of a migraine!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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24 Aug 2011 Great site.....
   —Posted by Steve
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22 Aug 2010 Imitrex worked for me when nothing else would. If I didn't take it as soon as the headache started then it would not work. I became dizzy and sick at times, with a reduced appetite as well.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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06 Aug 2010 Imitrex injections work the best for me, but after so many years of being on it, I believe it is losing some of its potency.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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21 May 2010 effective drug, relieves symptoms of migraine within an hour.
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