Imitrex Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dizzy
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Warm
  • Irritation Of The Inside Of The Nose
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Signs And Symptoms At Injection Site
  • Stinging Of Skin
  • Taste Problems
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Throwing Up

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Drowsiness

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Tightness
  • Coronary Artery Spasm
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Disease Of Inadequate Blood Flow To The Heart Muscle
  • Formation Of Dead Tissue In The Spleen
  • Giant Hives
  • Heart Attack
  • Hemorrhage In The Brain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypersensitivity Drug Reaction
  • Inadequate Blood Flow In The Extremities
  • Insufficiency Of The Vascular System Of The Intestine
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Muscle Problems That Cause Abnormal Movement
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Occasional Numbness, Prickling, Or Tingling Of Fingers And Toes
  • Poor Vision
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome - Adverse Drug Interaction
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Cramps
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Low Energy
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Mouth Irritation
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Pain In The Jaw Area
  • Problems With Eyesight
  • Shaking Extremities
  • Sinus Irritation And Congestion
  • Sore Nose
  • Sore Tongue

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