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Sumatriptan - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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  • Sumitran    

Why do I need this medicine?

Sumatriptan is used to treat migraine headaches. It helps to reduce pain and other symptoms associated with a migraine headache.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Sumatriptan exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine may be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water.

Take Sumatriptan only when you have a migraine attack. Do not take this medicine if you do not have a migraine attack.

Sumatriptan should be taken at the first sign of a migraine headache. If your migraine headache does not go away after taking the first dose, do not take a second dose without first asking your doctor. If your doctor says that you can take a second dose, wait for at least 2 hours from the time you took the first dose before taking the second dose.

Do not take more than 2 doses of Sumatriptan in a 24-hour period.

Do not take more than 300 mg of Sumatriptan in a 24-hour period.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not take Sumatriptan if you have already taken similar migraine medicine such as eletriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan or zolmitriptan in the last 24 hours.

Do not take Sumatriptan if you have taken any migraine medicine which contains ergotamine or methysergide in the last 24 hours.

Do not take this medicine if you are currently taking a certain type of medicine to treat depression known as MAO inhibitors or within 14 days of stopping the MAO inhibitor.

Alert your doctor if you have:

- heart disease
- severe liver disease
- severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure
- history of stroke
- blood circulation problems
as Sumatriptan may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following:

- kidney disease
- diabetes
- epilepsy (seizures or fits)
- obesity
- high cholesterol
- undiagnosed headaches

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Notify your doctor if you smoke or a chain smoker.

Sumatriptan should not be taken to prevent or reduce the number of migraine attacks.

Your doctor may need to do a medical examination and various tests before starting you on this medicine.

If you have an increased risk of heart disease, your doctor may advise you to take your first dose of Sumatriptan in the clinic so that he can monitor your response. You will also be required to have regular heart check-ups while being treated with this medicine.

Sumatriptan is not a painkiller. Do not take this medicine for any other purpose other than to relieve a migraine headache.

What side effects could I experience?

Sumatriptan may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects of Sumatriptan include any of the following: nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, flushing, dry mouth and a tingling or burning sensation.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- tightness, pain, pressure or heaviness in the chest area, throat or jaw
- numbness or tingling sensation in the hands and feet
- agitation, confusion, hallucinations

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Do not take Sumatriptan if you have already taken similar migraine medicine such as eletriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan or zolmitriptan in the last 24 hours.

Do not take Sumatriptan if you have taken any migraine medicine which contains ergotamine or methysergide in the last 24 hours.

Do not take this medicine if you are currently taking a certain type of medicine to treat depression known as MAO inhibitors or within 14 days of stopping the MAO inhibitor.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:

- lithium (medicine for mood disorders)
- fluoxetine (medicine for depression)
- other medicines for depression
- a herbal supplement called St John's wort

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Sumatriptan.

Always notify the doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Certain types of food and food additives such as chocolate, cheese, coffee and monosodium glutamate (MSG) may trigger a migraine attack. You may want to keep a food diary to help you identify possible foods that trigger off your migraine attacks.

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Sumatriptan - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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