Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)
What is Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) used for?
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat migraine attacks. It operates by narrowing blood vessels around the brain to reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as pain, nausea, or sensitivity to light. This medication should only be taken as needed and is meant to treat migraines that have already begun. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) is normally taken at the first sign of a migraine at a dosage of one tablet. Your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use to ensure the correct administration. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Some patients using Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are severe headaches, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, severe chest pain, blue tint to the fingers or toes, tightness of the jaw, or seizures. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further complications from occurring.
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) should not be administered to patients who are young children, lactose intolerant, or who have ophthalmoplegic migraines, basilar migraines, hemiplegic migraines, hypertension, transient ischaemic attacks, a history of strokes, angina, peripheral vascular disease, who have recently had a heart attack, or who are currently taking MAOI medications. Also inform your doctor if you are postmenopausal, allergic to sulphonamide medications, or have epilepsy, risk of heart disease, hypertension, a history of seizures, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.