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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Imitrex subcutaneous.

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23 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Migraine Headache
8/13/2010 9:17:19 PM

Reviewer: happy4relief, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have tried Imitrex pills and nasal spray and do not recommend either. The pill did not do anything for me and the nasal spray replaced my headache with a horrible taste in my mouth that made me sick and lasted for 2 days. The injection, however, is AMAZING! Within minutes pain is gone. The flushing and temporary tightness in my throat was a little scary until I read that it's typical and us ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
8/6/2010 1:01:48 PM

Reviewer: cperez, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Imitrex for 17 years, and it is still working great! I have 1-4 migraines a month, but this medication allows me to BE in the real world and not in bed in the dark and in pain. The only thing that was difficult for me was that the injector seems to 'slam home' the medication. The noise of the spring has made me jolt before and leaft a bruise. I used to have to psych m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
5/24/2010 2:02:48 PM

Reviewer: CNG87, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been having severe migraine attacks for about 5 yrs now. I have tried almost everything. When I started using Imitrex (pills) they only worked sometimes which I found my self in hospitals at least twice a month for a "shot" which was the Imitrex but the shot was amazing I was finally prescribed it since it's the only medication that works. Afer about 15 min of the flushing fee ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
11/21/2009 6:43:32 AM

Reviewer: pmooreamber, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had pain from head to tips of both arms that occured 2-5 minutes after injection

Condition: Migraine Headache
9/24/2009 12:49:22 PM

Reviewer: susan, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
EXCELLENT for what I call "level #2" migraines. My only desire would be an easier injection devise,perhaps one as simple as a lovenox injection. Imitrex is not simple to use and has SO MUCH waste of plastic for the landfill!!!!!

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