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Imitrex (sumatriptan) Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Imitrex (sumatriptan):

Major

5-Ht1 Agonists (Includes Imitrex) ↔ Cad Risk Factors

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Diabetes Mellitus, History (Familial) - Ischemic Heart Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Menopausal Disorder, Obesity, Smoking

The group of drugs known as 5-hydroxytryptamine1 receptor (5-HT1) agonists can cause vasospastic reactions, including coronary vasospasm, peripheral vascular ischemia, and colonic ischemia. Rarely, serious adverse cardiac events including acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and death have been reported within a few hours following the administration of 5-HT1 agonists, in some cases even in patients with no prior history or findings of coronary artery disease (CAD). Significant elevation in blood pressure, including hypertensive crisis, has also been reported on rare occasions in patients with and without a history of hypertension, as have transient increases in blood pressure and peripheral vascular resistance. In general, patients with potentially unrecognized CAD as predicted by the presence of risk factors (e.g., hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, tobacco use, obesity, diabetes, strong family history of CAD, female with surgical or physiological menopause, or male over 40 years of age) should not be administered 5-HT1 agonists unless a cardiovascular evaluation provides satisfactory clinical evidence indicating the lack of CAD, ischemic heart disease, or other significant underlying cardiovascular disease. As a precaution, the manufacturers recommend that the first dose be administered under medical surveillance in such patients, and that electrocardiographic monitoring be considered during the interval immediately following administration to help detect any asymptomatic cardiac ischemia that may occur. Periodic cardiovascular evaluations should be performed during intermittent, long-term use.

References

  1. Mueller L, Gallagher RM, Ciervo CA "Vasospasm-induced myocardial infarction with sumatriptan." Headache 36 (1996): 329-31
  2. Kelly KM "Cardiac arrest following use of sumatriptan." Neurology 45 (1995): 1211-3
  3. "Product Information. Axert (almotriptan)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  4. "Product Information. Imitrex (sumatriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  5. Cavazos JE, Caress JB, Chilukuri VR, Devlin T, Gray L, Hurwitz BJ "Sumatriptan-induced stroke in sagittal sinus thrombosis." Lancet 343 (1994): 1105-6
  6. MacLean MR, Smith GC, Templeton AG "Adverse reactions associated with sumatriptan." Lancet 341 (1993): 1092
  7. Curtin T, Brooks AP, Roberts JA "Cardiorespiratory distress after sumatriptan given by injection." BMJ 305 (1992): d713-4
  8. "Product Information. Relpax (eletriptan)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
  9. Morgan DR, Trimble M, McVeigh GE "Atrial fibrillation associated with sumatriptan." Br Med J 321 (2000): 275
  10. Dulli DA "Naratriptan: an alternative for migraine." Ann Pharmacotherapy 33 (1999): 704-11
  11. Visser WH, Devriend RHM, Jaspers NMWH, Ferrari MD "Sumatriptan in clinical practice: a 2-year review of 453 migraine patients." Neurology 47 (1996): 46-51
  12. Willett F, Curzen N, Adams J, Armitage M "Coronary vasospasm induced by subcutaneous sumatriptan." BMJ 304 (1992): 1415
  13. Plosker GL, Mctavish D "Sumatriptan - a reappraisal of its pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy in the acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache." Drugs 47 (1994): 622-51
  14. Ottervanger JP, Vanwitsen TB, Valkenburg HA, Grobbee DE, Stricker BHC "Adverse reactions attributed to sumatriptan - a postmarketing study in general practice." Eur J Clin Pharmacol 47 (1994): 305-9
  15. Visser WH, Jaspers NMWH, Devriend RHM, Ferrari MD "Chest symptoms after sumatriptan: a two-year clinical practice review in 735 consecutive migraine patients." Cephalalgia 16 (1996): 554-9
  16. "Product Information. Amerge (naratriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  17. Ottervanger JP, Paalman HJ, Boxma GL, Stricker BH "Transmural myocardial infarction with sumatriptan." Lancet 341 (1993): 861-2
  18. "Product Information. Zomig (zolmitriptan)." Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE.
  19. "Product Information. Maxalt (rizatriptan)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  20. Ottervanger JP, van Witsen TB, Valkenburg HA, Stricker BH "Postmarketing study of cardiovascular adverse reactions associated with sumatriptan." BMJ 307 (1993): 1185
  21. Boyd IW, Rohan AP "Sumatriptan-induced chest pain." Lancet 344 (1994): 1704-5
  22. "Product Information. Frova (frovatriptan)." Endo Laboratories LLC, Chadds Ford, PA.
  23. Dooley M, Faulds D "Rizatriptan - A review of its efficacy in the management of migraine." Drugs 58 (1999): 699-723
View all 23 references
Major

5-Ht1 Agonists (Includes Imitrex) ↔ Cardiovascular Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: History - Myocardial Infarction, Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebral Vascular Disorder, History - Cerebrovascular Disease

The use of 5-hydroxytryptamine1 receptor (5-HT1) agonists is contraindicated in patients with a current or past history of ischemic cardiac, cerebrovascular, and/or peripheral vascular diseases. In addition, these agents should not be used in patients with significant underlying cardiovascular diseases or uncontrolled hypertension. 5-HT1 agonists can cause vasospastic reactions, including coronary vasospasm, peripheral vascular ischemia, and colonic ischemia. Rarely, serious adverse cardiac events including acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and death have been reported within a few hours following the administration of 5-HT1 agonists, in some cases even in patients with no prior history or findings of coronary artery disease (CAD). Significant elevation in blood pressure, including hypertensive crisis, has also been reported on rare occasions in patients with and without a history of hypertension, as have transient increases in blood pressure and peripheral vascular resistance. Cerebrovascular events have included cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and stroke, some resulting in fatalities. However, the relationship to 5-HT1 agonists is uncertain and, in a number of cases, the cerebrovascular events may have been primary where symptoms were mistaken to be migraine.

References

  1. Ottervanger JP, Paalman HJ, Boxma GL, Stricker BH "Transmural myocardial infarction with sumatriptan." Lancet 341 (1993): 861-2
  2. "Product Information. Axert (almotriptan)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  3. Kelly KM "Cardiac arrest following use of sumatriptan." Neurology 45 (1995): 1211-3
  4. Mueller L, Gallagher RM, Ciervo CA "Vasospasm-induced myocardial infarction with sumatriptan." Headache 36 (1996): 329-31
  5. Morgan DR, Trimble M, McVeigh GE "Atrial fibrillation associated with sumatriptan." Br Med J 321 (2000): 275
  6. Boyd IW, Rohan AP "Sumatriptan-induced chest pain." Lancet 344 (1994): 1704-5
  7. Ottervanger JP, van Witsen TB, Valkenburg HA, Stricker BH "Postmarketing study of cardiovascular adverse reactions associated with sumatriptan." BMJ 307 (1993): 1185
  8. "Product Information. Amerge (naratriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  9. Ottervanger JP, Vanwitsen TB, Valkenburg HA, Grobbee DE, Stricker BHC "Adverse reactions attributed to sumatriptan - a postmarketing study in general practice." Eur J Clin Pharmacol 47 (1994): 305-9
  10. Dooley M, Faulds D "Rizatriptan - A review of its efficacy in the management of migraine." Drugs 58 (1999): 699-723
  11. MacLean MR, Smith GC, Templeton AG "Adverse reactions associated with sumatriptan." Lancet 341 (1993): 1092
  12. Dulli DA "Naratriptan: an alternative for migraine." Ann Pharmacotherapy 33 (1999): 704-11
  13. Visser WH, Devriend RHM, Jaspers NMWH, Ferrari MD "Sumatriptan in clinical practice: a 2-year review of 453 migraine patients." Neurology 47 (1996): 46-51
  14. "Product Information. Frova (frovatriptan)." Endo Laboratories LLC, Chadds Ford, PA.
  15. "Product Information. Zomig (zolmitriptan)." Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE.
  16. Curtin T, Brooks AP, Roberts JA "Cardiorespiratory distress after sumatriptan given by injection." BMJ 305 (1992): d713-4
  17. Visser WH, Jaspers NMWH, Devriend RHM, Ferrari MD "Chest symptoms after sumatriptan: a two-year clinical practice review in 735 consecutive migraine patients." Cephalalgia 16 (1996): 554-9
  18. "Product Information. Maxalt (rizatriptan)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  19. Cavazos JE, Caress JB, Chilukuri VR, Devlin T, Gray L, Hurwitz BJ "Sumatriptan-induced stroke in sagittal sinus thrombosis." Lancet 343 (1994): 1105-6
  20. Plosker GL, Mctavish D "Sumatriptan - a reappraisal of its pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy in the acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache." Drugs 47 (1994): 622-51
  21. Willett F, Curzen N, Adams J, Armitage M "Coronary vasospasm induced by subcutaneous sumatriptan." BMJ 304 (1992): 1415
  22. "Product Information. Relpax (eletriptan)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
  23. "Product Information. Imitrex (sumatriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
View all 23 references
Major

Sumatriptan (Includes Imitrex) ↔ Liver Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

The manufacturer considers the use of sumatriptan to be contraindicated in patients with severe hepatic impairment. Sumatriptan is primarily metabolized by the liver. Following subcutaneous administration, the pharmacokinetics of sumatriptan were not significantly altered in patients with hepatic impairment compared to healthy controls. Following oral administration, however, the bioavailability was substantially increased compared to controls, presumably because the liver plays an important role in the presystemic clearance of orally administered sumatriptan. The maximum single oral dose should generally not exceed 50 mg in patients with impaired hepatic function. Data are not available for the nasal formulation.

References

  1. "Product Information. Imitrex (sumatriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  2. Fowler PA, Lacey LF, Thomas M, Keene ON, Tanner RJ, Baber NS "The clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and metabolism of sumatriptan." Eur Neurol 31 (1991): 291-4
  3. "Product Information. Imitrex injection (sumatriptan)." Cerenex Pharmaceuticals, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  4. Dixon CM, Saynor DA, Andrew PD, Oxford J, Bradbury A, Tarbit MH "Disposition of sumatriptan in laboratory animals and humans." Drug Metab Dispos 21 (1993): 761-9
View all 4 references
Moderate

Sumatriptan (Includes Imitrex) ↔ Seizure Disorders

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Seizures

Seizures have rarely been reported following the administration of sumatriptan. Therapy with sumatriptan should be administered cautiously in patients with epilepsy or a history of seizures.

References

  1. "Product Information. Imitrex (sumatriptan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Imitrex (sumatriptan) drug Interactions

There are 173 drug interactions with Imitrex (sumatriptan)

Imitrex (sumatriptan) alcohol/food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with Imitrex (sumatriptan)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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