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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:
 
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Smoke
  • 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.
 
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