|Category: Migraines | Product: Sumatriptan / Generic Imitrex
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Information about Sumatriptan (Generic Imitrex) :
Sumatriptan is a serotonin 5-HT1receptor agonist ("triptan") that is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura (eg, flashing lights, wavy lines, dark spots), or cluster headaches. It narrows blood vessels in the brain and relieves migraine and cluster headaches.
You should not Sumatriptan use in case you have any condition mentioned below: you are allergic to any ingredient in Sumatriptan; you have a history of ischemic heart disease (eg, angina, heart attack), coronary artery disease (CAD), other moderate to severe heart problems, brain blood vessel disease (eg, stroke, transient ischemic attack), or other blood vessel disease (eg, Raynaud syndrome, ischemic bowel disease); you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or severe liver problems; you have certain types of migraines (eg, hemiplegic, basilar); you have used certain other migraine medicines within the past 24 hours. These include an ergot derivative (eg, dihydroergotamine, methysergide) or another serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonist (eg, eletriptan, rizatriptan); you are taking sibutramine.
In such cases it is obligatory to consult with your doctor or health care provider before taking this medicine.
Before using Sumatriptan:
Before using Sumatriptan you should tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions listed below: you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding a baby; you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances; you have history of liver or kidney problems, seizures (eg epilepsy), or heart problems; you have shortness of breath, chest pain, or a history of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes, or smoking; you are a woman who is past menopause; you are a man who is older than 40 years of age; you are very overweight; a family member has had heart disease.
Be aware that Sumatriptan may interact with some medicines. Consult with your health care provider in case you are taking any other drugs, especially any of the following: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (eg, duloxetine), orsibutramine because the risk of a serious side effect called serotonin syndrome may be increased. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome may include mental or mood changes, hallucinations, fast heartbeat, fever, loss of coordination, muscle spasms, increased sweating, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) (eg, phenelzine) because they may increase the risk of Sumatriptan 's side effects; ergot derivatives (eg, dihydroergotamine, methysergide) or other serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonists (eg, eletriptan, rizatriptan) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Sumatriptan.
It may not be a complete list of all interactions with other drugs. To prevent any complications you should check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Sumatriptan:
You should use Sumatriptan as recommended by your doctor. Consult with your pharmacist in case you have questions about this drug.
It is not recommended to use Sumatriptan in case it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
Sumatriptan should be injected just under the skin (NOT into a muscle or a blood vessel). Consult with your doctor about suitable injection sites, usage of autoinjector device, and procedure of an injection.
It is recommended to inject Sumatriptan as soon as you notice signs of a migraine attack. But it will also decrease migraine pain at any time during an attack.
In case your migraine symptoms disappear and then return, a second dose may be used as recommended by your doctor. In case your symptoms persists and do not improve after the first injection, do not use a second one and consult with your doctor.
Keep the 1 hour interval between doses. Do not use Sumatriptan more than 4 times within 30 days without medical consultation.
Do not throw away the autoinjector. Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
In case you miss a dose of Sumatriptan and you still experience a headache, follow your doctor's dosing recommendations. Consult with your doctor in case you are unsure of what to do if you miss a dose. You should not use 2 doses at once to catch up.
Important safety information:
Sumatriptan usage may lead to drowsiness. These effects may be worsened by taking alcohol or certain medicines. Prevent driving or performing any other possibly unsafe actions while taking Sumatriptan.
Rarely, you may experience serious heart problems (eg, heart attack, irregular heartbeat) within a few hours of taking Sumatriptan. Consult with your doctor immediately in case you have fast or irregular heartbeat; chest, jaw, or neck pain or numbness; numbness of an arm or leg; severe stomach pain, dizziness, or vomiting; fainting; or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
Be aware that Sumatriptan should not be used to prevent or reduce the number of migraine headaches you experience. If you have a headache that is different than your usual migraine headaches, consult with your doctor before using Sumatriptan.
To monitor your condition or check for side effects while lab tests may be performed (including heart function tests).
The ELDERLY are more likely to have the high risk of serious heart and blood pressure side effects. Do not use Sumatriptan in such group.
Do not use Sumatriptan in CHILDREN younger than 18 years old, as safety and effectiveness in these children have not been proved.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
It is not clear whether Sumatriptan can be harmful to the fetus. In case the pregnancy is suspected, contact your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks of taking Sumatriptan while pregnancy. It is known that Sumatriptan passes into breast milk. Do not use Sumatriptan if you are or will be breast-feeding a baby, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Sumatriptan:
You should consult with your doctor if you experience any of side effects especially bothersome listed below: burning, numbness, or tingling of the skin; dizziness; drowsiness; feeling of heaviness, pressure, or tightness; feeling strange; mild, temporary flushing; muscle aches; nausea; neck stiffness; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; sick feeling; throat or sinus discomfort; tight feeling in the head; tingling; tiredness; vomiting; warm/hot sensation; weakness.
Seek emergency in case you have any of these severe side effects: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody diarrhea; chest pain; confusion; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hearing problems; numbness or tingling of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; pain, tightness, or pressure in the jaw, neck, or chest; seizures; severe headache, dizziness, or vomiting; severe or prolonged flushing; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; speech changes; very cold or blue fingers or toes; vision changes or loss of vision; wheezing.
What is the shelf life of the pills?
This information is mentioned on each blister. The expiration date is 2 years from the date of manufacture.