How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 28150
Experience:  MD
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

can an 18 year old epileptic young man take imitrex for a rare

This answer was rated:

can an 18 year old epileptic young man take imitrex for a rare migraine?

Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Imitrex increases the risk of seizures.

Mysticdoc :

Also imitrex is not appropriate for every type of migraine.

Mysticdoc :

Initially, ibuprofen or naproxen should be tried which is safer to use in epileptic patient.


I have an 18 year boy working for me. We live in a very remote area with very little medical care available on week ends. I have prescription imitrex. He has taken aspirin, is not dehydrated, has eaten recently and is epileptic.

Dr Basu and 8 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
It is better to avoid imitrex due to the increased seizure risk.
Ibuprofen can be tried which is stronger than aspirin.

est wishes,
Please rate the chat Good or Excellent, if you are satisfied with our conversation and do not have any further question, so that I get rewarded for my time & effort. Thank you!
Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!
This is the link to my profile: