Imitrex dosage

Doses of Imitrex (sumatriptan) work differently in different people. The dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of a higher dose with possible side effect risks. This is true for all dosage forms of Imitrex whether taken orally, by injection or using the inhaler.

By keeping a migraine journal of what doses you are taking when you experience a migraine, you can be prepared to discuss how well the drug works during your visits to your doctor.

Imitrex Dosage – Tablets

Imitrex (sumatriptan) is available in tablet form in single doses of 25, 50, or 100 mg.
Sometimes a single dose may be enough to control your headache. However, if the headache returns or you still have migraine symptoms after the first dose, you may take another dose after 2 hours. Do not take more than 200 mg in a single day.

Imitrex Dosage – Injection

The injectable dose is 4-6 mg as directed by your doctor, one time but you may take another dose if the headache comes back. However, you cannot inject more than 2 doses in a 24 hour period. If you use the injection and the headache returns after the first Imitrex injection, you can also use single Imitrex tablets (up to 100 mg/day) taken with at least 2 hours between tablet doses. The safety of treating an average of more than 4 headaches in a 30-day period is not known..

Imitrex Dosage- Nasal Spray

Single doses of 5, 10, or 20 mg of IMITREX Nasal Spray inhaled into 1 nostril are also used to treat migraine in adults. A 10-mg dose is taken by inhaling a single 5-mg dose in each nostril. Doses above 20 mg do not appear to provide greater relief than 20 mg.

If the headache returns, the dose may be repeated once after 2 hours. Do not take more than 40 mg in a single day. The safety of treating an average of more than 4 headaches in a 30-day period is not known.

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Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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