Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a medicine that is most commonly used as a headache medicine. To be more specific, it is a medicine that is primarily used to treat migraine headaches. It works by narrowing the vessels around the brain. Imitrex is quite effective for many people but there are certainly things that you need to consider before taking it. It is also notable that Imitrex is completely useless in fighting off headaches that are not migraine in nature. Imitrex also is sometimes used for other things, but they are specific to your condition and doctor's advice.
Despite all of these considerations, Imitrex can be a life saver for folks that suffer from horrible migraine headaches. Taken properly and safely considering the things mentioned above, you might find that it solves the headaches when nothing else will. You also might experience side effects on Imitrex such as heavy feelings in your body, hot or cold sensations, vertigo or dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, warmth under the skin or upset stomach. More serious side effects include numbness or weakness, sudden speech or vision problems, stomach pains, convulsions, or hallucinations to name a few.
The long list of side effects often scares off folks from taking the medicine, but if you suffer from migraines it is worth giving it a try for most. Each person must decide for themselves.