Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)
What is Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) used for?
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from migraine headaches. It operates by narrowing blood vessels around the brain to reduce blood flow alleviating symptoms associated with this condition such as pain, sensitivity to light, or nausea. Note that it is only meant to treat migraines that have already begun and should not be used to prevent them from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
One tablet of Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) is normally taken at the first sign of a migraine, but your individual instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the medication whole with a large glass of water. It may be taken with or without food, but a meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Some patients using Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may occur during treatment include tightness of the jaw or neck, severe stomach pain, numbness on one side of the body, blood appearing in diarrhea, tingling of the extremities, vision problems, or seizures. Tell your physician about any unusual symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring. These may include lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) should not be used if you are lactose intolerant, if the patient is under the age of eighteen, if you have hemiplegic migraines, basilar migraines, ophthalmoplegic migraines, a history of strokes, peripheral vascular disease, angina, hypertension, severely decreased liver function, or if you are taking any MAOI medications. Also disclose if you are a male over the age of forty, a woman who has gone through menopause, if you have allergies to sulphonamide medications, controlled hypertension, epilepsy, risk of heart disease, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require changes to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Suminat (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.