Imitrex and Cystitis interstitial - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Cystitis interstitial is found among people who take Imitrex, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Imitrex and have Cystitis interstitial. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,814 people who have side effects when taking Imitrex from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

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On Nov, 24, 2022

15,814 people reported to have side effects when taking Imitrex.
Among them, 10 people (0.06%) have Cystitis interstitial.

What is Imitrex?

Imitrex has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine. eHealthMe is studying from 17,117 Imitrex users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Cystitis interstitial?

Cystitis interstitial (unknown cause characterized by bladder pain) is found to be associated with 762 drugs and 405 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Imitrex and Cystitis interstitial reports submitted per year:

Could Imitrex cause Cystitis interstitial?

Gender of people who have Cystitis interstitial when taking Imitrex *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Cystitis interstitial when taking Imitrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 71.43 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Common drugs people take besides Imitrex *:

  1. Tysabri: 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Synthroid: 5 people, 50.00%
  3. Pentasa: 5 people, 50.00%
  4. Wellbutrin Xl: 1 person, 10.00%
  5. Topamax: 1 person, 10.00%
  6. Naproxen: 1 person, 10.00%
  7. Lexapro: 1 person, 10.00%
  8. Flexeril: 1 person, 10.00%
  9. Elmiron: 1 person, 10.00%
  10. Aromasin: 1 person, 10.00%

Common side effects people have besides Cystitis interstitial *:

  1. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus): 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Polycystic Ovary Disease (cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing): 5 people, 50.00%
  3. Amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age): 5 people, 50.00%
  4. Pain: 3 people, 30.00%
  5. Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods: 1 person, 10.00%
  6. Stress Incontinence (leak urine with things like coughing, sneezing or exercise): 1 person, 10.00%
  7. Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus): 1 person, 10.00%
  8. Pollakiuria (abnormally frequent passage of relatively small quantities or urine): 1 person, 10.00%
  9. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid): 1 person, 10.00%
  10. Anaemia Macrocytic (a macrocytic class of anaemia): 1 person, 10.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 50.00%
  3. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 5 people, 50.00%
  4. Depression: 1 person, 10.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Imitrex and have Cystitis interstitial?

Check whether Cystitis interstitial is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on sumatriptan succinate (the active ingredients of Imitrex) and Imitrex (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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