Imitrex injection cost

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518798 tn?1295215879 I am not at the point where I have a migraine headache 3-4 days per week. I take half and imitrex (to save cost) each time. There are occasions when the headache is so bad that I have to take it twice in a 12 hour period. My neurologist wants me to discontinue Imitrex due to the side effects associated with it at my age as well as the overuse. I don't know what to do anymore. Headaches are completely ruining my life. At least with the Imitrex I can somewhat function. Help!
Avatar n tn However if Relert is expensive for you, you can opt for other Triptans like Imitrex. I am really not sure about the cost. Apart from Triptans OTC NSAIDS are also helpful in controlling acute attacks of migraine. The best treatment for migraine is identification and avoidance of trigger. A headache diary will help in identification of trigger. Magnesium supplements which are available OTC have shown very good results in preventing acute attacks of migraine.
Avatar n tn The headache would go away and return but atleast I had some way of coping and you can use Imitrex more than once during the day. I use the injection but it does come in pill form. (Although the injection works much faster). For me it was a good week before my headaches stopped completely. Another idea would be to try to get some fiorinal and taper off it slowly. That doesn't work for everyone and has never worked for me because I eat them like candy.
1102283 tn?1257821072 Zomig Nasal Spray has the highest bioavailability, followed by Imitrex Injection (but Imitrex Injection isn't a suggestion except in severe situations). Anyway, because of superior bioavailability of the more expensive triptans is why I suggest getting the back up prescriptions for the Zomig Nasal Spray and the Maxalt-MLTs just in case the generic Sumatriptan tablets do not work for you. But, for cost reasons, fill the generic Sumatriptan tablet prescription first!
701581 tn?1279139638 Zomig Nasal Spray and Maxalt-MLTs (quick dissolve tablets) are some of the most statistically effective triptans. Imitrex Injection also works very well, but it is rarely prescribed since it is an injection. Although if you find that no other triptans work for you, then your doctor may prescribe Imitrex Injection. Combination treatment is also statistically much more effective then any single treatment alone.
1088430 tn?1259163373 Hi tia1977, I live in Canada, specifically in BC, so in BC we don't really have this sort of problem when it comes to triptans anymore because our government insurance plan recognizes any triptan, in any delivery method (tablet, nasal spray, injection), in any amount, as standard treatment.
518798 tn?1295215879 I got the EOB from my insurance company and they do not cover my private MD sending me to the ER for an injection, so it is going to cost me about $150 and I didn't even see a doctor. I hate that. My doctor doesn't keep those shots at his office because he said if people knew he had it, they would be breaking his windows in. Anyway, I go to the neurologist on Monday and maybe we can figure something out.
Avatar f tn Zomig Nasal Spray (what I use), Zomig-ZMT, Maxalt-MLT and Imitrex Injection (although the Injection Triptans are only prescribed in the most severe cases usually after all other triptans have been tried, so don't ask for the Injection kind). Penn1023 made a great suggestion with the Magnesium, as that is one preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the amount and severity of migraine attacks.
Avatar n tn Lovely Neuro gave me Imitrex injections for those real bad episodes and 900mg Neurontin /day to try. He says he still doesn't have a dx for me, but he's going to try to treat symptoms in the mean time.
768044 tn?1294227036 Imitrex orally disintegrating tablets; Imitrex Injection; Imitrex Nasal Spray). It is important to get a triptan that is either an orally disintegrating tablet or a nasal spray (or in extreme cases an injection) because they work in 10 to 15 minutes for nasal sprays and injections and 30 minutes for orally disintegrating tablet.... but regular tablets take an hour to two hours to work.
Avatar n tn it still is doable honestly, the first day or 2 after injection you feel a bit rough, but what....the end result certainly out weighs that discomfort...personally i have decided to laugh my way through as much of this as is possible and save the complaints and keep them to a minimum til i REALLY need them....also, being prepared with other meds to manage your side effects is really important, but that can take a few weeks, til you see which ones affect you in particular....
Avatar n tn My worst part was the headaches (Migraines) until my doc prescribed Imitrex. Haven't experienced any bad sx since taking one Imitrex day of shot (as soon as I feel the headache coming on). Just did 16/48 last week. Time is passing fairly quickly. Good luck to you and your husband this time round. Hope his sx are much less this time. Just be sure he takes it easy some and gets plenty of rest; and drinks the water. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I didn't take any tylenol before injection but I definitely will next week! haha Today I feel just kinda wasted with still a dull headache but nothing compared to last night. Thanks again so much for your replies!!
936133 tn?1244832491 This is true for over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and BC powders, as well as prescription medications like Fiorinal, Midrin, and “triptans” like Imitrex, Zomig, Relpax, Frova, etc. Exactly why this occurs is unclear, but it is a well established clinical finding. Anyone who takes pain medications more than twice a week is in danger of perpetuating their headaches. Occasional usage of pain medications several times in one week is permissible, as long as it is not a regular pattern.
1285653 tn?1288362229 Neurontin for tingling everywhere especially facial pain - helps me sleep a little better Oxycarbazepine for strong tingling - makes me dopey at work so I don't take it very often Imitrex for headaches & eye aches - I don't think it works Over-the-counter sleeping pills because of nerve pain preventing me from falling asleep
3177763 tn?1344540646 I guess he was hoping that the previous injection and meds would be a miracle cure and stop my Chiari from giving me migraine HA's. He used to work at the Mayo clinic..I had such hopes for him...neway, Has anyone tried these meds and found them helpful? Harmful? Or like all the other things that have been tried on me b4 no change whatsoever? My NL almost acts sometimes like I'm crazy that I have more than 15 severe Migraine HA's a year! Seriously!
Avatar n tn I will say that if I recall correctly maxalt is about half the cost of imitrex tablets or nasal and much less than the injection imitrex units. To help with the withdrawal from caffeine you can use coffee with the meds above but be sure you are lowering your caffeine intake a small amount each week. This may actually be easier using caffeine tablets. If you can find 50 mg tablets you can trim them down 25% for a couple weeks or so and leave your otherwise caffeine intake unchanged.
Avatar n tn I know how horrible the rebound headaches can be. I take Imitrex for my headaches. It is non-addictive and is available by injection or pill. I have always used the injection and finds it works much faster. It is not a bad injection it goes into the muscle and really doesn't cause much discomfort. There are people who cannot take Imitrex for various reasons. You may want to ask your mother's doctor about it.
Avatar n tn My mom has arthritis really bad in her neck, the pain center gave her the same injection that you mentioned, also an injection that had B-12. I'm seriously thinking about having the injections done. Since starting PT the facial tingling has subsided, but my ear and lower teeth pain has gotten worse. I also notice that I can't stand tight clothing (shirts), its almost like my skin is hypersensitive, it feels like bugs crawling under it. Soon as I remove it, its gone. Weird.
Avatar n tn She has been treating me for migraines and depression with Imitrex (when needed) and a daily dosage of Prozac of 10mg. The Imitrex thankfully, works, and the migraines have also been lessened by the Prozac. However, I continue to have nasty "low" days when I can barely function and have also experienced symptoms of hypoglycemia and panic attacks and or crying jags for no reason. I have been reading a lot about the Depo side effects some women have had and they mirror mine.
Avatar n tn My name is Suzzette. I am new to the web site. I was prescribed Topamax about a year ago by my Pain Doctor. I stopped taking it because it made me feel confused. I am about to try it again for the pain, but most of all... for me... THE WEIGHT GAIN. I had a 3 level spinal cord decompression and loads of steroid injections for the bone graft and the pain. That translates into 50 pounds I gained. I am so desperate to get this weight off, I'm just about willing to do anything.
Avatar n tn spook to Annie on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 Their must be some reason why you are being saved from addiction at the cost of experiencing great pain,I do not want to get all spooky again,but as you believe in a Higher power and opioids in large doses BLOCK contact with God,it all seems so clear. A friend of mines, mother, recently died,she was very god worshipping and even when in utter pain refused Opioids,she suffered terribly but died in peace as we all do.
537974 tn?1213748515 He had me go over in detail the headache and where and how it starts. He decided to give me an injection (not sure if it was lidocaine or cortizone) in the left muscle on the back of my neck at the base of my skull to 'unlock' the muscle is the term he used. It didn't hurt at all - he sprayed my skin/muscle (sorta in my hairline) with really cold liquid that evaporated and he immediately gave the injection in that spot.
Avatar n tn I cannot understand why the doctors did not prescribe antimigraine medication instead of all the NSAID`s,and why they gave you as an infant aspirin,when it is containdicated in under 2 year olds,as far as the methadone goes,to rapid an increase in dosage will cause oedema(swelling)and I slept for 18 hrs per day when I took it.
Avatar n tn I have multiple sclerosis, and I do know that these blisters have nothing to do with that. I take Imitrex for migraines and neurotin for leg pains. I would really like to know if this is a form of eczema and what I can do about this because it is very painful to touch and the skin is very scaly and red. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
Avatar f tn It took two years to research, find orthodontists, find a surgeon and lobby my insurance. Then at the end of 2005 I get braces for surgery (which cost 1500 dollars more than regular because you get 4 little extra hooks put on before surgery...) Then the surgery in 2007 and another in 2008 to fix the nose.