Does the injectable form of Imitrex work faster?

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    Does the injectable Imitrex work better or faster than the oral tablets. I currently take the tablet form and find myself wishing it would be both faster acting and more effective. I would like to know if this is something that I should consider. Thank you, Tara.


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    Dear Tara;


    Yes, the injectable form of Imitrex does work faster than the tablets and the nasal spray.


    It can also be a good choice for people who have problems with nausea and for those who have issues with gastric stasis, which can slow the disintegration and absorption of medications in the stomach.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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