Imitrex is the brand name for sumatriptan, a prescription medicine used to treat mraine headaches in adults. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain stem and reducing factors that can trger nausea, lht sensitivity, and other mraine symptoms. It is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class. Imitrex is the first of a new kind of medicine prescribed to treat mraines.
Tablet and injection versions of generic Imitrex (sumatriptan) are available in the US. Imitrex is best taken as soon as the headache pain begins - not before, even if there are warning sns like aura (sensory or visual disturbances). Glaxo Smith Kline makes Imitrex, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved in 1992 as an injectable.
That means that the brand name from the first manufacturer of sumatriptan was Imitrex and it was made and marketed by Glaxo Smith Kline.
Imitrex for mraines, which launched in 1993, was the first drug in the triptan class to hit the market. In 2008, Imitrex global sales were Menu