food interaction for SUMITREX
alcohol interaction for SUMITREX
pregnancy interaction for SUMITREX
lactation interaction for SUMITREX
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.
SALT INFORMATION for SUMITREX
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for SUMITREX
- SUMINAT 50MG TABLET(1 tablet in strip)Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LtdRs. 76/tabletRs. 76pay 105% more per tablet
- Dr. Khoobsurat NajmaMBBS
- Dr. Prabhat Kumar JhaMBBS, MD
- Dr. Sushila KatariaMBBS, MD, Diploma
- Dr. Joy ChakrabortyMBBS, MD
- Dr. R. R. DuttaMBBS, MD
Expert advice for SUMITREX
- If your symptoms do not improve after you take sumitriptan, do not take a second tablet without calling your doctor.
- Limit alcoholic beverages.
- 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 SUMITREX
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.