Imitrex - Zyban


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Posted by Chonas (32.97.136.233) on February 21, 2000 at 20:36:40:

In Reply to: imitrex? posted by jonny on February 21, 2000 at 16:40:59:


By the way jonny, how's your new girlfriend doing?

Imitrex (Sumatriptan)

What are the possible side effects of sumatriptan?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking sumatriptan and seek emergency medical attention:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or
severe or prolonged chest pain or an irregular heartbeat.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take sumatriptan and talk to your doctor if you experience
nausea;
drowsiness or dizziness; or
tingling, flushing, warmth, redness, or heaviness in a body part.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect sumatriptan?
Do not take sumatriptan if you have taken
a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), or phenelzine (Nardil) within the last 14 days. The combination could cause seizures, nausea, vomiting, sweating, flushing and dizziness.
an ergot-based medication within the last 24 hours. Ergot-based medicines include methysergide (Sansert), ergotamine (Ergostat), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E.), and ergotamine combination products (Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine, Cafatine, Cafatine-PB, Cafetrate).
Before taking sumatriptan, tell your doctor if you
have taken another migraine medicine such as naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig) in the past 24 hours; or
are taking citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
You may not be able to take sumatriptan, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with sumatriptan. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

What are the possible side effects of bupropion?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking bupropion and seek emergency medical attention:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
seizures; or
fast or irregular heartbeats.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take bupropion and talk to your doctor if you experience
headache, restlessness, anxiety, or insomnia;
dizziness or drowsiness;
flulike symptoms such as aching muscles, fatigue, and discomfort; or
frequent urination.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Zyban (Bupropion)

What other drugs will affect bupropion?
Do not take bupropion if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
phenobarbital (Solfoton, Luminal);
carbamazepine (Tegretol);
phenytoin (Dilantin); or
cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB).
The drugs listed above are broken down by the liver. Your doctor may want to monitor your liver function if you are taking any of these medicines with bupropion.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with bupropion. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

How should I take bupropion?
Take bupropion exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Do not crush, chew, or break the sustained-release tablets (Wellbutrin SR and Zyban). Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to release slowly in your body. If you are unsure whether you have a sustained-release formulation, ask your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse.
Never take more bupropion in one dose or in one day than is directed by your doctor. Taking too much bupropion could greatly increase your risk of having a seizure. No single dose should be more than 150 mg, and doses should be taken at least 6 hours apart (for regular-release tablets such as Wellbutrin) or 8 hours apart (for sustained-release tablets such as Wellbutrin SR and Zyban). Daily doses should not exceed 450 mg (for depression) or 300 mg (for smoking cessation).
Do not stop taking bupropion without the approval of your doctor. It may be 4 weeks or more before you begin to feel better, and you may require continuous treatment for quite some time. Talk to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Store bupropion at room temperature away from moisture and heat.





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