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Is it safe to consume the drug Imitrex?

I got my first meds for migraine today from a new doc. I don t have insurance to pay for testing. The pharmacy s warning sheet that came with the med says Imitrex should not be used if you have high cholesterol but I have no idea if I do or not. Also, it can cause the side effect of permanent blindness. Seriously? I m too scared to take it. Was also given prescribed Fioricet for general pain and didn t see any side effect quite as scary. I was told I could take both pills on the same day. Just wondering if I wasted my money buying Imitrex as I m incredulous anyone would take such a risk.
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
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Hello,

First I want to tell you that if you will go by side effects only, you will not be able to take any medicine.

Every medicine has it's side effects and a doctor prescribes any medicine only after weighing the advantages against the risks.

So as with any other medicine, Imitrex which contain sumatriptan also has side effects but it is being prescribed to so many patients suffering from migraine.

Let me also make it clear that Imitrex does not cause complete blindness.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Prabhash Verma, General & Family Physician
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Is it safe to consume the drug Imitrex?

Hello, First I want to tell you that if you will go by side effects only, you will not be able to take any medicine. Every medicine has it s side effects and a doctor prescribes any medicine only after weighing the advantages against the risks. So as with any other medicine, Imitrex which contain sumatriptan also has side effects but it is being prescribed to so many patients suffering from migraine. Let me also make it clear that Imitrex does not cause complete blindness. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Prabhash Verma, General & Family Physician