Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate)
What is Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) used for?
Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) is an inahalable medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from migraines. It operates by narrowing the blood vessels surrounding the brain to alleviate symptoms associated with this condition such as pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Follow your physician's directions while using Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dose is one spray administered at the first sign of a migraine, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the dose remove the cap from the medication, insert the nozzle into your nostril, and inhale gently while operating the pump to dispense one spray. If another dose is required it is suggested to alternate nostrils to prevent irritation. It may be necessary to prime the medication if you have not used it for several weeks by holding the nozzle away from your face and operating the pump until one spray is dispensed. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Side effects associated with the use of Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) include:
Serious side effects that may require medical attention are severe fatigue, numbness on one side of the body, pain in the neck or jaw, chest pain, intense stomach pain, tingling sensation in the exremities, confusion, or seizures. These conditions may require reduced dosages or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) if you are lactose intolerant, if the patient is under the age of eighteen, elderly, or if you have basilar migraines, ophthalmoplegic migraines, hemiplegic migraines, angina, a recent heart attack, a history of strokes, hypertension, severely reduced liver function, or if you are taking any MAOI medications. It is also suggested to inform your physician if you are a male over the age of forty, a woman who has been through menopause, if you have allergies to sulphonamide medications, risk of heart disease, hypertension, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring reduced doses or other changes to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.