- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Imitrex* used for?
Generic for Imitrex* (Sumatriptan) is prescribed for the treatment of an acute migraine attack with or without aura. Sumatriptan works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels around the brain. This medicine helps relieve migraine symptoms such as headaches, pain, sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, and vomiting. It belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Imitrex*?
The dosage of Generic for Imitrex* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Imitrex*?
Generic for Imitrex* should be used only during a migraine attack. It should not be used routinely.
What if you overdose on Generic for Imitrex*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Imitrex*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Imitrex*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Imitrex*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Imitrex* can interact with antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What drug(s) may interact with Generic for Imitrex*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Imitrex*.
What are the side effects of Generic for Imitrex*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Imitrex* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Imitrex* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Imitrex* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Imitrex* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Imitrex* can cause side effects such as dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sneezing, unusual taste in your mouth and nasal irritation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Imitrex*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Imitrex*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Imitrex* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Imitrex*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Imitrex*?
How will Generic for Imitrex* work in my body?
How should Generic for Imitrex* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Imitrex* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Imitrex* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.