Sumitrex 50mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of migraine. It relieves the symptoms of migraine and prevents the attack from becoming worse. This medicine helps by narrowing the blood vessels, thereby relieving migraine headaches.

Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine include dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hands) and flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk). However, these are usually temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or worry you.

It may also cause sleepiness in the beginning of your treatment, so do not drive, operate machinery, until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause changes in your mood and you may feel depressed, therefore, regular monitoring of behavior is important. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart problems, as the use of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is contraindicated in some heart diseases. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is required while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor and stop this medicine if you develop severe chest or stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, or significantly high blood pressure, after taking this medicine.

Uses of Sumitrex Tablet

Benefits of Sumitrex Tablet

In Migraine

Sumitrex 50mg Tablet helps improve the flow of blood in your brain and prevents abnormal activity of muscles that triggers migraines. It is a very effective medicine for preventing migraine attacks. By preventing and reducing the frequency migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

Side effects of Sumitrex Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sumitrex

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Drowsiness
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)

How to use Sumitrex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sumitrex Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation (swelling) of blood vessels in the head. Sumitrex 50mg Tablet works by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels in the head, stops transmission of pain signals to the brain, and blocks the release of chemicals that cause nausea and other migraine symptoms. This relieves the migraine attack.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Sumitrex 50mg Tablet for treatment of migraine headaches.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
    • Have your meals at the same time everyday
    • Avoid bright lights and extreme temperatures
    • Avoid loud music and noisy places
    • Avoid chocolates, cheese, processed food, alcohol and smoking
    • Get enough sleep and avoid stress
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if your migraine occurs more often after starting the medication.
  • Notify your doctor if you have stomach pain, headache, bloody diarrhoea or worsening high blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • This medication does not prevent migraine attacks from happening.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Tryptamine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

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FAQs

Q. What are the symptoms of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet overdose?

Taking an overdose of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may cause fainting, dizziness, slow heartbeat, change in electrical activity of the heart, vomiting and inability to retain urine or stools.

Q. How soon should I take Sumitrex 50mg Tablet when attack starts?

Once your migraine headache has started, take Sumitrex 50mg Tablet as soon as possible. Do not use it to prevent an attack. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Q. Can Sumitrex 50mg Tablet be used for the prevention of migraine attacks?

No, Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is not used for the prevention of migraine attacks. It should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Sumitrex 50mg Tablet?

Before taking Sumitrex 50mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver or kidney disease or a family history of heart disease. You should also inform your doctor if you smoke, have had your menopause, or are a man aged 40 years or more. Let your doctor know if your headache is associated with dizziness, difficulty in walking, lack of coordination or weakness in the leg and arm. Your doctor should also know if you are taking medicines to treat depression such as sertraline, escitalopram oxalate, fluoxetine, venlafaxine, or duloxetine. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have had short-lived chest pain and tightness.

Q. Can Sumitrex 50mg Tablet increase my Blood Preasure?

Yes, Sumitrex 50mg Tablet can cause an increase in blood pressure. However, it is does not occur in everyone. But, you should keep a check on your blood pressure during therapy with Sumitrex 50mg Tablet.

Q. What triggers migraine attacks?

Migraine may be triggered by several factors. Some of the common triggers are caffeine withdrawal, changes in hormone levels during menstruation or with the use of birth control pills. Migraine also gets triggered with changes in sleep patterns, such as not getting enough sleep, drinking alcohol, missing meals, or smoking. Rigorous exercise or other physical stress, loud noises or bright lights, odors or perfumes, or exposure to smoke and stress and anxiety may also act as a trigger.

Q. What are the symptoms of headache caused due to medication overuse?

If you are having frequent or daily headaches despite (or because of) the regular use of headache medications, it is suggestive of medication overuse headache. You should consult your doctor who may discontinue the medication for sometime.

Q. I have been prescribed Sumitrex 50mg Tablet. Can I take other migraine medicines, similar to Sumitrex 50mg Tablet, with it?

Sumitrex 50mg Tablet belongs to a family of tryptamine-based drugs called Triptans. You should not take another triptan along with Sumitrex 50mg Tablet. Taking two triptans together may trigger a heart attack and may also result in an increase in blood pressure.

Q. Does migraine run in families?

Migraines may run in families. Migraines occur more often in women than men. It has been noticed that some women, but not all, have fewer migraines when they are pregnant.

Q. How do I know migraine attack is about to start?

Some people develop aura before getting a migraine attack. It may include visual problems, such as seeing flashing lights, zig-zag patterns or blind spots, numbness, dizziness, or a tingling sensation like pins and needles, or feeling off balance. You may also have difficulty speaking and loss of consciousness, although this is unusual.

Q. Can I take Sumitrex 50mg Tablet with propranolol?

Yes, you can take propranolol and Sumitrex 50mg Tablet together. However, since Propranolol may cause an increase in levels of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet, so you should take 5 mg dose of Sumitrex 50mg Tablet and not 10 mg.

Q. When should I start taking the medicines used to prevent migraine?

Medicines for prevention of migraine are usually used if you have tried avoiding possible triggers but are still experiencing migraines. You may also be prescribed these medicines if you experience very severe migraine attacks, or if your attacks happen frequently.

Q. Can Sumitrex 50mg Tablet cause liver damage?

No, Sumitrex 50mg Tablet does not cause liver damage, but you should let your doctor know if you have any liver problem, before taking Sumitrex 50mg Tablet.

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