Sumitrex 50mg Tablet

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Sumitrex 50mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Acute Attack Of Migraine
1 Tablet in 1 strip

Substitutes for Sumitrex Tablet

Suminat 50mg Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
105% costlier

Medicine Overview of Sumitrex Tablet


Uses of Sumitrex Tablet

Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is used in acute attack of migraine.

Side effects of Sumitrex Tablet


Neck pain, Dizziness, Sensation of heaviness, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Jaw pain, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Throat pain, Warm sensation.


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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Sumitrex 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Sumitrex Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Sumitrex 50mg tablet works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.

In Depth Information on Sumitrex Tablet

Expert advice for Sumitrex Tablet

  • To relieve migraine as soon as possible, take Sumitrex as soon as the headache begins. 
  • Lying down in a quiet and dark room for a while after you use Sumitrex may help to relieve the migraine. 
  • Take Sumitrex only as prescribed by the doctor. Using too much Sumitrex may increase the chances of side effects. 
  • Notify your doctor if your migraine headaches are occurring more often, than before you started using Sumitrex.
  • Notify your doctor if you have used Sumitrex for at least three consecutive months.
  • Avoid driving after taking as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Sumitrex, it can cause new and worse headaches.
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Special precautions for Sumitrex 50mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sumitrex 50mg 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.
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Sumitrex 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml Rediuse Suspension, Azibig 200mg Suspension, Azifine 200mg Suspension

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sumitrex 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Sumatriptan

Sumitrex 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
No, Sumitrex is not a blood thinner or beta blocker or anti-inflammatory/NSAIDs
No, Sumitrex is not useful for routine headache or sinus headache or tension headache or hangover. It is used in the treatment of acute migraine attacks
No, Sumitrex 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
Overdose of Sumitrex may cause hair loss, but it is not known to cause weight gain, or joint pain or rebound headache
Sumitrex may cause transient increases in blood pressure especially in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Consult your doctor before use
Sumitrex is not reported to affect birth control. However, consult your doctor for use.

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