Warning for migraine sufferers who use Migranal

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 12:42am
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

I am trying a new migraine medicine (I've had a migraine for the better part of a week): Migranal. It seems to be working.

I have noticed something however. My neurologist gave me a sample at 4:30 Good Friday after I'd been suffering for two days, so I'm not terribly surprised he didn't catch this:

You can't take this and epinephrine (injectable) at the same time. Now, luckily I haven't needed to, and I've only used this medicine a couple of times in the last week when I've been at my home and after I've only eaten things made at my house.

I don't know how fast this is metabolized (although it avoids the GI tract--so it's not metabolized at all, right--I don't know long it stays in my system then), though, although in the throes of a migraine, I haven't particularly cared. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]

Here's the warning I've found:

Do not take frovatriptan if you:

*Epinephrine by injection [e.g., Epi-Pen]
*Other ergot medicines (ergoloid mesylates [e.g., Hydergine], ergonovine [e.g., Ergotrate], methylergonovine [e.g., Methergine], methysergide [e.g., Sansert]
*Triptans: Imitrex/sumatriptan, Amerge/naratriptan, Maxalt/rizatriptan, Zomig/zolmitriptan, Axert/almotriptan, Frova/frovatriptan. The chance of serious side effects caused by nasal dihydroergotamine may be increased
*beta-blockers (which are used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and other heart conditions) such as acebutolol (Sectral), betaxolol (Kerlone), bisoprolol (Zebeta), carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), pindolol (Visken), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), and timolol (Blocadren)
*antibiotics, including erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E.E.S., E-Mycin, Eryc, PCE, and others), clarithromycin (Biaxin), and azithromycin (Zithromax).[/*:m][/list:u]

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