is one of the highly effective migraine medicines used for the
treatment of severe migraine headaches. Sumatriptan relieves
symptoms which occur with a migraine headache; such as that of
nausea; vomiting; as well as sensitivity to light & sound. It is
used only for treating migraines and is used by those whose
headaches are not relieved by for people whose headaches are not
relieved by aspirin, acetaminophen, & other pain relievers.
Sumatriptan injections are also used for treating cluster headaches.
Sumatriptan causes serious side effects in people, especially those
who have heart or blood vessel disease. Discuss the risks with your
How to Use
Sumatriptan should not be used for treating headaches different
from migraines. It is to be used as oon as the pain begins. If
symptoms persist for hours, do not consume any more of this
medication. Consult your doctor for specific instructions about
dosage. If there is relief from a dose of Sumatriptan, but headache
persists or returns, more Sumatriptan can be used. However, use the
medicine only as per the directions of the doctor.
Sumatriptan tablets should be swallowed whole along-with a glass of
water. Do not either break, or crush, or even chew tablets before
consumption. In case of injections and nasal solutions, instructions
should be followed thoroughly and a doctor consulted about the same.
Consult your doctor if any of the sytmptoms listed below persist :
||Discomfort in jaw, mouth, tongue
|Redness at place of injection
|Change in sense
Before taking Sumatriptan,
- Consult doctor if Sumatriptan has been used for more than
three headaches, there is no relief. Check with doctor if
migraine headaches worsen, or if they are recurring often.
- Avoid alcohol intake
- Avoid strenous activities during medication.
- In consultation with your doctor evaluate the risks involved
with the medication in terms of allergies, other medications,
pregnancy, breast-feeding, etc.
In case the patient overdoses on Sumatriptan, consult a doctor or
call emergency services immediately.
In case of a missed dose, take it immediately if the next dosage is
not due shortly. If it is due shortly, then skip the dose and follow
regular dosage schedule.
Keep away from children, heat, direct sunlight, moisture, etc. Keep
injections and nasal solution away from freezing temperatures.
Dispose of outdated medicine as per instructions.