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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
7/11/2011 6:31:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Didn't really get rid of my pain but my head didn't get any worse either? Left me feeling awful for more than a couple hours. Felt sick to my stomach, hot, flushed, chest was heavy, some pain in neck and jaw and basically miserable and uncomfortable, not sure if the feeling after the shot is worth it or not, but I will try it again next time I feel an attack coming on.

Condition: Migraine Headache
5/8/2011 9:49:55 PM

Reviewer: fludgirl, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
it dnt work for me. i have to have surgery. my migrains coused by a tumor

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!

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