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Posted by Deborah Asrari ( on February 12, 2000 at 16:00:33:

In Reply to: Amerge? posted by Angela on February 11, 2000 at 07:19:11:

Amerge is in the same family as Imitrex- a triptan. The main difference is Amerge takes longer to take effect and effects last longer. Imitrex, especially injection , is short-acting. It is hoped, I think, because Amerge stays in your system longerwould prevent new headaches(ie. rebound) I have tried it with no effect didn't deliver the "punch " Imitrex inj. does so never releived my headache , also you can't combine Amerge with outer vasoconstricting drugs such as Imitrex. Amerge only comes in pill form- can't find my receipt but I want to say 18 tabs for $ @ $360 ? versus Imitrex at $114 for 2 injections.

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