Imitrex® (sumatriptan succinate) is a prescription drug approved to treat migraine headaches. It comes in the following forms:
- Nasal spray
The injectable form is also approved for the acute treatment of cluster headaches.
Imitrex is designed to be taken only after migraine symptoms begin, not beforehand. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include dizziness, flushing, and tingling.
Prior to using Imitrex, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This product is not suitable for every situation, so your healthcare provider needs this info in order to make sure this is the right headache treatment for you.
(For more info, click Imitrex. This full-length article offers information on topics such as how it works, what to expect, and possible symptoms of an overdose.)