Imitrex Warnings and Precautions
A few of the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking Imitrex include depression, epilepsy, and high blood pressure. Among the people who should not take Imitrex are those with a history of angina or heart disease. Some other Imitrex warnings and precautions include potential drug interactions, the risk of a heart attack or vision problems in some people who take Imitrex, and the safety of taking the medicine if you have risk factors for heart disease or are taking antidepressants.
Imitrex: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Imitrex® (sumatriptan succinate), you should tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially a history of heart disease, angina, an irregular heart rhythm, or a heart attack
- A history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Certain blood vessel conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease, ischemic bowel disease, or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- A history of seizures
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Have gone through menopause.
Also tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.