Imitrex and Heart Problems

Recommendations for Imitrex and Heart Problems

People with certain heart problems should not take Imitrex. This includes people with:
 
People with a history of a heart attack, stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke") also should not take Imitrex.
 
People with possible risk factors for heart disease should use Imitrex with caution. In fact, you should be evaluated for heart disease before taking Imitrex if you have heart disease risk factors such as:
 

  

If you have any of the risk factors for heart disease mentioned above, it is also strongly recommended that you take your first dose of Imitrex in your healthcare provider's office (so that he or she can monitor your heart).
 
Finally, anyone taking Imitrex should call his or her healthcare provider or 911 right away if any possible symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest pain, chest tightness, or shortness of breath) occur.
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