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be over 40 years old and be a man
or be a woman who has had a hysterectomy).
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Imitrex can harm an unborn child. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.Sumatriptan can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed for 12 hours after using Imitrex. If you use a breast pump during this time
throw away the milk you collect. Do not give it to your baby. Imitrex should not be given to people under 18 years of age or to people over 65 years of age.
Do not use Imitrex within 24 hours before or after using another medicine for migraine headaches, including
- Injectable sumatriptan, almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- ergot medications such as dihydroergotamine (DHE 45, Migranal), ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (DHE 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Imitrex can impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
You should not use Imitrex if you are allergic to sumatriptan, or if you have
- coronary heart disease, angina pectoris (chest pain), blood circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart;
- a history of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke, including a “mini-stroke” ”;
- severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure;
- severe liver disease
- ischemic bowel disease; or
- a headache that seems different from your usual migraines.
Do not use Imitrex if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone).