Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)
What is Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) used for?
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) is typically prescribed to treat symptoms associated with migraine headaches. This is accomplished by causing the blood vessels in the brain to constrict helping to reduce migraine pain. It also serves to reduce sensitivity to light and sound and other associated symptoms. This medication is meant to treat headaches as they occur and not to prevent them from occuring.
How should I use Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) should be taken at the first sign of a migraine. Your doctor may recommend one tablet to begin with and may increase your dosage based on your response. 200 mg is the maximum daily dosage and should not be exceeded. Tablets should be taken with a full glass of water and may be consumed with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort, you may want to eat a snack before taking your prescribed dosage. Never crush or chew the tablets as this could destroy the medicine or disturb its timing and cause further health problems.
What are the side effects of Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Some side effects associated with Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate) include:
Report any side effects, listed or unlisted, to your doctor as soon as they occur. This will allow any medical assistance or changes in treatment to be made early to avoid further problems.
Tell your doctor about any conditions that reduce your liver or kidney fucntion before taking Suminat (Sumatriptan Succinate). Also revela if you have hypertension, digestive tract conditions, history of coronary disease, or other cardiovascular problems.
Strictly use this medication 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 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.