Sumitrex 6mg Injection

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Sumitrex 6mg Injection

iconPrescription Required

Primarily used for

Acute attack of migraine
1 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Sumitrex Injection


Uses of Sumitrex Injection

Sumitrex 6mg Injection is used in acute attack of migraine.

Side effects of Sumitrex Injection


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 Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Sumitrex Injection works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Sumitrex 6mg Injection works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.

In Depth Information on Sumitrex Injection

Expert advice for Sumitrex Injection

  • 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.
video imgplay img
Sumitrex Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Sumitrex Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sumitrex 6mg Injection 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 6mg Injection 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.

It is also suggested that withholding breastfeeding for 8 hours after using Sumitrex 6mg Injection would be better.
Sumitrex 6mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or af
fect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
There is limited information available on the use of Sumitre
x 6mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Sumitrex 6mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sumitrex 6mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Sumitrex 6mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azibey 200mg Suspension, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Alicin 200mg Suspension, Azivent 500mg Tablet
Related Articles

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Sumitrex Injection

Frequently asked questions about 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.

Substitutes for Sumitrex

No substitutes found for this medicine
Top Physicians
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
MBBS, Fellowship
Dr. Suman Kirti
MBBS, MD, Fellowship, Fellowship
Dr. Pooja Khosla
MBBS, MD, Fellowship
cross img