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Review: could Imitrex cause Drug addiction (Drug abuse and dependence)?

Summary: Drug addiction is found among people who take Imitrex, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, also take medication Ambien, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 5,191 people who have side effects while taking Imitrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Drug addiction. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug addiction and more.

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Imitrex

Imitrex has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 5,989 Imitrex users)

Drug addiction

Drug addiction has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, migraine, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 19,957 Drug addiction patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 5,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Imitrex. Among them, 25 people (0.48%) have Drug Addiction.

Trend of Drug addiction in Imitrex reports

Time on Imitrex when people have Drug addiction * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Drug addiction when taking Imitrex * :

FemaleMale
Drug addiction87.50%12.50%

Age of people who have Drug addiction when taking Imitrex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug addiction0.00%0.00%4.35%60.87%21.74%13.04%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (14 people, 56.00%)
  2. Headache (13 people, 52.00%)
  3. Sleep disorder (13 people, 52.00%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (12 people, 48.00%)
  5. Pain (4 people, 16.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (18 people, 72.00%)
  2. Soma (17 people, 68.00%)
  3. Lexapro (17 people, 68.00%)
  4. Topamax (16 people, 64.00%)
  5. Seroquel (15 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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