Imitrex And Coronary Artery Disease




Imitrex: What Is It?


Imitrex and coronary artery disease have been linked in a number of articles. Imitrex is the specific brand name for Sumatripan. It is a drug prescribed for the treatment of migrains. It works by controlling serotonin levels in the brain which become erratic during the onset of a migraine.

It relieves…

  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Nausea
There are a number of side-effects associated with Imitrex. However for our discussion we are only concerned with the connection between Imitrex and coronary artery disease.


Imitrex And Coronary Artery Disease: Is There A Connection?


Part of the connection between Imitrex and coronary artery disease is Imitrex’s ability to constrict blood vessels. A person with coronary artery disease has clogged arteries. That means the heart is not adequately fed with oxygen and nutrients. A number of serious conditions can develop from this state including…

  • Angina – chest pains which can be quite painful.
  • Myocardial infarction – heart attack due to irreversible heart muscle damage.
  • Congestive heart failure – a condition in which the heart cannot effectively supply the rest of the body with blood.
  • Arrhythmia – irregular heart rate which can lead to sudden cardiac death.
To further constrict blood flow can increase the risk due to these conditions.




Heart Health Precautions


There are a number of precautions to consider when mixing Imitrex and coronary artery disease. The list is long but we will only concern ourselves with those precautions related to heart health.

If you are taking any dietary supplements (and I hope you are) you should tell your doctor before taking Imitrex. Also, if you smoke (and I hope you don’t) please tell our doctor.

Also be sure to tell your doctor if you have or have ever had … Be careful when combining Imitrex and coronary artery disease or any other related cardiovascular condition. Coronary artery disease kills more men and women in the US than any other cause.

Heart Health Note:

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is very serious. It is also largely affected by what we do. To prevent or even reverse the development of CAD watch your diet, get some exercise and don’t smoke. If you have high blood pressure and/or diabetes, control them.

There are a number of natural substances you can take to prevent coronary artery disease. I have included a few links below for your study.


Omega-3 and Coronary Artery Disease

Fish Peptides and Hypertension

Omega-3 and High Blood Pressure




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