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

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

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Mysticdoc :

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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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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.

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It is better to avoid imitrex due to the increased seizure risk.
Ibuprofen can be tried which is stronger than aspirin.

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