What are the possible adverse effects and contraindications of sumatriptan (Imitrex) for the treatment of pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Answer

Adverse effects of sumatriptan include the following:

  • Tingling

  • Dizziness

  • Warm sensations

  • Chest pain

  • Cardiac arrhythmias

Sumatriptan is absolutely contraindicated for patients with cardiac disease, uncontrolled hypertension, hemiplegic and basilar migraines, or pregnancy.


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