Higher INITIAL dose for Imitrex (sumatriptan) tablets

    The FDA just approved a higher INITIAL dose for Imitrex (sumatriptan) tablets...50 mg instead of 25 mg.

    They originally recommended a 25 mg starting dose because Glaxo wasn't able to show that higher doses worked better.

    Now they have evidence that the 50 mg dose is more effective...but with the same incidence of side effects.

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