Treximet is used for treating migraine headaches. It cannot be taken to prevent migraines but can help lessen the pain (and other symptoms) of a migraine once it starts. Since the medication has not been adequately studied in children or teens, it is only approved for use in adults. Occasionally, healthcare providers may recommend off-label Treximet uses, such as for treating other types of headaches.
Treximet™ (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium) is a prescription migraine medication. It contains two different drugs, sumatriptan (which belongs to a group of medications known as triptans) and naproxen sodium (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID).
Migraine headaches are different from other headaches in several aspects. Some of the most common migraine symptoms include:
- Headache pain on one side of the head
- Throbbing headache pain
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Upset stomach (nausea) and vomiting
- Unusual vision changes.
Some people may have an aura before their migraines occur. An aura can be any unusual sign that a migraine is about to happen, including vision changes, numbness, tingling, or speech changes. The most common type of aura is visual (seeing spots, tunnel vision, or other vision changes). Some people have migraine triggers, which are certain foods, drinks, or situations that seem to lead to a migraine (see Migraine Diet for more information).
Treximet is approved for migraines with or without aura. Due to the way it works, Treximet will not help for migraine prevention. Treximet is taken to lessen the pain and other symptoms of a migraine once it starts.
Treximet is not approved for use in children or teens, since it has not been adequately studied in these age groups. Discuss the risks and benefits of using Treximet in children or teens with your healthcare provider.