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Composition for SUMINAT FORTE

Sumatriptan(50mg),Naproxen(550mg)

food interaction for SUMINAT FORTE

alcohol interaction for SUMINAT FORTE

pregnancy interaction for SUMINAT FORTE

lactation interaction for SUMINAT FORTE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Naproxen with alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by naproxen.
UNSAFE
Suminat forte tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SUMINAT FORTE

Sumatriptan(50mg)

Uses

Sumatriptan is used in acute attack of migraine.

How it works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. A Sumatriptan works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Common side effects

Nausea, Numbness, Burning sensation, Throat tightness, Chest tightness, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Dizziness, Drowsiness, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Increased blood pressure, Muscle pain, Sensation of heaviness, Sensory distrubance, Tingling sensation, Sleepiness, Pricking sensation, Vomiting, Cold sensation, Warm sensation, Weakness
Naproxen(550mg)

Uses

Naproxen is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, muscular pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and menstrual pain.

How it works

Naproxen belongs to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which works by blocking the effect of enzyme called cyclooxygenase resulting in decreased production of prostaglandins (a chemical associated with pain) thereby causingease of pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Excessive thirst, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Cold symptoms, Nasal congestion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Flatulence, Headache, Hearing disorder, Insomnia, Lightheadedness, Ringing in ear, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for SUMINAT FORTE

Take sumatriptan as soon as your headache starts. Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with sumatriptan.
  • If your symptoms do not improve after you take sumitriptan, do not take a second tablet without calling your doctor.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
Do not start or continue the sumatriptan tablets and consult your doctor:
  • If you have intolerance to some sugars because this medicine contains lactose (a type of sugar).
  • If you have a kidney or liver problem, or epilepsy.
  • If you are considered to have risk factors for developing heart disease such as a family history of heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, overweight.
  • If you have symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pains or a feeling of pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, or a history of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes, or smoking.
  • If you use medicines belonging to the group known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
  • If you are smoking regularly or you are a man over 40 years old or a postmenopausal woman.

Frequently asked questions for SUMINAT FORTE

Sumatriptan

Q.Is sumatriptan safe/addictive/controlled substance?
Sumatriptan is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It is not addictive. It is not a controlled substance

Q.Is sumatriptan a blood thinner or beta blocker or anti-inflammatory/ NSAIDs?
No, sumatriptan is not a blood thinner or beta blocker or anti-inflammatory/NSAIDs

Q.Is sumatriptan useful for routine headache or sinus headache / tension headache/ hangover?
No, sumatriptan is not useful for routine headache or sinus headache or tension headache or hangover. It is used in the treatment of acute migraine attacks

Q.Is sumatriptan available over the counter?
No, sumatriptan is not available without a prescription

Q.Can I take sumatriptan with acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin, diclofenac, or penicillin?
Yes, you can take sumatriptan with acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin, diclofenac, or penicillin. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use

Q.Can I take Excedrin (acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine) with Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine?
There is no evidence of any interaction between Excedrin and Imitrex. But please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use

Q.Can I take sumatriptan with Advil (ibuprofen), Nyquil (, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), or Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ aspirin/ diclofenac/ penicillin?
Yes, you may take sumatriptan with Advil, Nyquil, Tylenol, Sudafed, Vicodin, aspirin, diclofenac, or penicillin. Please consult your doctor before use

Q.Does sumatriptan cause hair loss, weight gain, or joint pain, rebound headache?
Overdose of sumatriptan may cause hair loss, but it is not known to cause weight gain, or joint pain or rebound headache

Q.Does sumatriptan affect blood pressure?
Sumatriptan may cause transient increases in blood pressure especially in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Consult your doctor before use

Q.Does sumatriptan affect birth control?
Sumatriptan is not reported to affect birth control. However, consult your doctor for use.

Naproxen

Q.Is naproxen same as aspirin, ibuprofen or Motrin?
Motrin is proprietary (brand) name for naproxen. Naproxen is different from aspirin and ibuprofen. All these drugs however belong to same class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain-relieving drugs

Q.Is naproxen safer than ibuprofen?
Naproxen and ibuprofen both belong to the same pharmacological class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain-relieving drugs. Both have almost similar action in reducing pain, inflammation and fever. Judgement of doctors may vary depending on the condition being treated

Q.Can I take naproxen for a headache, back pain, tooth pain, cold, pain, period cramps and lower back pain?
Naproxen is a NSAID drug and can be used to treat mild to moderate pain as occurs with headache, back pain, tooth pain, period cramps and lower back pain. It doesn't cure cold, but can relieve pain associated with it

Q.Can I take naproxen for sinus infection, flu and swollen glands?
Naproxen may be given to reduce the pain and swelling associated with sinus infection, flu and swollen glands. It does not however treat any of these conditions

Q.Can I take naproxen with paracetamol/ Tylenol/ Advil?
Tylenol is the brand name of paracetamol (acetaminophen). Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen. All of them belong to the same class of medication called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain-relieving drugs. It is not advisable to take two or more pain-killers drugs together as it enhances adverse effects

Q.Does naproxen raise blood pressure or cause constipation?
Naproxen can cause constipation and raise blood pressure

Q.Does naproxen contain acetaminophen, aspirin, sulfa or caffeine?
No. Naproxen doesn't contain acetaminophen, aspirin, sulfa or caffeine. There are all separate drug entities

Q.Is naproxen a controlled substance or addictive?
No. Naproxen is not controlled substance but it belongs to schedule H and can be obtained by producing valid prescription. Also, it doesn't seem to have habit forming potential

Q.Can I take naproxen with antibiotics or Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)?
Naproxen may be prescribed with antibiotics for reducing pain associated with certain infections. Naproxen is not recommended to be used with Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)

Q.Is naproxen safe?
Naproxen is safe when used for prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does naproxen make you sleepy?
Naproxen may cause drowsiness

Q.Does naproxen thin the blood?
Naproxen may have some effects on platelet (blood cells which help blood to clot) function, but not as much as low dose aspirin. Naproxen, however, can enhance the effect of blood thinning medication such as heparin or warfarin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)