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

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Condition: Migraine Headache
2/25/2011 7:03:44 PM

Reviewer: Wooly Mama, 55-64 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 agree with most other reviewers who loved this drug, with 1 exception. I use the individual vials with a 28 gauge needle. These are the old style insulin needles. The current 30 gauge are too small for the imitrex to smoothly inject so I have to ask the pharmacy to order them for me. 100 are usually about $30 here. I have taken imitrex since 1994 and LOVE,LOVE, LOVE it. I used to have 5 migra ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
1/23/2011 1:14:00 PM

Reviewer: fludgirl, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
it takes my migrains away but it takes a while to hit. i take the pills.

Condition: Migraine Headache
9/9/2010 2:49:17 PM

Reviewer: Smith, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I get 10 or more migraines every month. The imitrex injector is the most effective triptan, always clears the headache in 15-60 minutes. It is especially good when nausea makes taking pills difficult. The injector mechanism is too strong and leaves bruises about 1/3 of the time, but that's a small price for relief!

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

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