Imitrex is mainly used in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches. Treatment is meant to consist of a single tablet taken at the first appearance of symptoms but a second dose can be taken if the symptoms have not dissipated after a length of time which should be discussed with your doctor, normally six hours. Imitrex is one of the first medications to provide relief for these two types of headaches and allows many sufferers to get quickly back to their normal activities.
Migraine headaches can put an end to any other activity in a personís life due to the accompanying symptoms of severe throbbing and pulsing and an intense photophobic reaction. Nausea and vomiting may occur in the most extreme cases. Imitrex can greatly reduce the amount of time a person must endure a migraine headache which, if untreated, can last as long as three days. Those who suffer from cluster headaches many times do not even have words to describe the pain they feel. Cluster headaches tend to start behind one eye and usually only affect one side of the head at a time. Each cluster headache can last for three hours and can occur one after another for days at a time. Imitrex can stop this cycle and provide relief from the excruciating pain.
The method by which Imitrex works is believed to involve the blood vessels in the head. By allowing these blood vessels to relax out of their constricted state, normal blood flow is restored. This constricted blood flow is thought to be the main source of the pain and discomfort. Imitrex indirectly eliminates many other issues as well because its effectiveness means people no longer need to take many other medications and suffer from a multitude of side effects that they bring with them.
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