Posted by Todd (18.104.22.168) on June 03, 2000 at 20:12:47:
In Reply to: imitrex........ posted by Gary on June 03, 2000 at 14:42:45:
Gary, are you sure you know what drug you're referring to? Imitrex hasn't been around for 18 years. Check this:
"When it was introduced in 1993, sumatriptan was the first in a new class of fast-acting medications that appeared to be more effective than older migraine treatments. But initially, the drug was available only as an injection. Although a pill form was introduced in 1995, it was difficult to use for patients who feel nauseated or vomit during attacks."
This comes from the OnHealth website, available through the links on the left.
I've suffered CH since 1983. I clearly recall reading the newspaper reports about Imitrex in the early/mid 90's and wishing it wasn't an injection.
Please be more careful about the accuracy of the information which you disseminate. Many people on this site base potentially serious decisions on the input they receive here.
I adore Imitrex tabs, and have used them for about 5 years, nearly since they became available. I've never had any side-effects whatsoever, and have consistently exceeded the 'recommended' dosages. BUT, I'm episodic, so I've taken Imitrex for 3 cycles, approximately 8 weeks in duration and approximately 4 tabs/ day.
I can't vouch for higher/more frequent or longer dosages.
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