imitrex vials

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Posted by Karen ( on December 31, 1999 at 13:35:21:

In Reply to: Multi-dose vials of Imatrex available? posted by John B on December 31, 1999 at 11:10:50:

The imitrex vials are "single" dose vials, which means that you are only supposed to draw one dose out of each vial and then discard. This is because once the vial is punctured by the needle the first time, there is no preservative inside to keep it sterile. However, i believe it's still a more safe practice than reusing the self-injector needle:) The vials come in the following concentration: 6mg in 0.5ml. The vial only has 0.5ml in it. So if you wanted to give yourself a 3mg dose the correct reading on the syringe would be 0.25ml. A 2mg dose would be equal to 0.16ml. From previous information listed on the site, I've read that most people get relief without using the full 6 mg dose and also by lowering the dose, have less risk of rebound headaches. You also have the advantage of being able to get more uses for your money. If you go to your local pharmacy, chances are that they will not have the imitrex vials on the shelf. I'm a pharmacist, so I was able to research what products were availa-ble. But, here is the NDC number.... They can use this to special order the vials in for you: NDC# 00173-0449-02. I wish they made a larger vial!!!! But knowing the insurance companies, they probably wouldn't pay for a larger vial anyway!!! I hope this info helps you out:) Karen

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