INDICATIONS AND USAGE
IMITREX Tablets are indicated for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults.
IMITREX Tablets are not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine (see CONTRAINDICATIONS). Safety and effectiveness of IMITREX Tablets have not been established for cluster headache, which is present in an older, predominantly male population.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
In controlled clinical trials, single doses of 25, 50, or 100 mg of IMITREX Tablets were effective for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. There is evidence that doses of 50 and 100 mg may provide a greater effect than 25 mg (see CLINICAL TRIALS). There is also evidence that doses of 100 mg do not provide a greater effect than 50 mg. Individuals may vary in response to doses of IMITREX Tablets. The choice of dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of a higher dose with the potential for a greater risk of adverse events.
If the headache returns or the patient has a partial response to the initial dose, the dose may be repeated after 2 hours, not to exceed a total daily dose of 200 mg. If a headache returns following an initial treatment with IMITREX Injection, additional single IMITREX Tablets (up to 100 mg/day) may be given with an interval of at least 2 hours between tablet doses. The safety of treating an average of more than 4 headaches in a 30-day period has not been established.
Because of the potential of MAO-A inhibitors to cause unpredictable elevations in the bioavailability of oral sumatriptan, their combined use is contraindicated (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Hepatic disease/functional impairment may also cause unpredictable elevations in the bioavailability of orally administered sumatriptan. Consequently, if treatment is deemed advisable in the presence of liver disease, the maximum single dose should in general not exceed 50 mg (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY for the basis of this recommendation).
IMITREX Tablets, 25, 50, and 100 mg of sumatriptan (base) as the succinate.
IMITREX Tablets, 25 mg are white, triangular-shaped, film-coated tablets debossed with “I” on one side and “25” on the other in blister packs of 9 tablets (NDC 0173-0735-00).
IMITREX Tablets, 50 mg are white, triangular-shaped, film-coated tablets debossed with “IMITREX 50” on one side and a chevron shape (^) on the other in blister packs of 9 tablets (NDC 0173-0736-01).
IMITREX Tablets, 100 mg, are pink, triangular-shaped, film-coated tablets debossed with “IMITREX 100” on one side and a chevron shape (^) on the other in blister packs of 9 tablets (NDC 0173-0737-01).
Store between 36 ° and 86 ° F (2 ° and 30 ° C).