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Treximet Oral Uses
This product contains naproxen and sumatriptan. It is used to treat migraines when they occur. It helps to relieve headache and other symptoms of migraines, including sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, and vomiting. This product does not prevent future migraines or reduce how often you may get a headache.
Naproxen is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to relieve pain. Sumatriptan belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. It affects a certain natural chemical (serotonin) that narrows blood vessels in the brain. It may also block other pain signals in the brain.
How To Use Treximet Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters). Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. To prevent stomach upset, take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet.
Take this medication at the first sign of a migraine. If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take any more doses of this medication before talking to your doctor. If your symptoms are only partly relieved, or if your headache comes back, you may take a second dose after 2 hours or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than 2 doses in a 24-hour period.
If you have never taken this medication before and you have risk factors for heart disease (see Precautions section), your doctor may need to monitor you for rare but serious side effects (such as chest pain) when you take the first dose. Your doctor may ask you to take the first dose in the office.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. This medication works best when taken at the first signs of the headache. If you wait until the headache has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
To minimize side effect risks (such as stomach bleeding), use this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible length of time. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. This medication can cause "rebound headache" if used for a long time (daily for example). Tell your doctor if you need to use the medication more often, if the medication is not working as well, or if you have more frequent or worse headaches. Your doctor may need to change your medication and/or add a separate medication to prevent the headaches.
If the pain is not relieved or if it worsens after the first dose, tell your doctor immediately.
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Information last revised October 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.