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Dr. Jennifer White
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Sumatriptan (Overview)

Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltryptamine (dmt), bufotenine, and 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine, with an n-methyl sulfonamidomethyl- group at position c-5 on the indole ring.


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What are sumatriptan side effects?

What are sumatriptan side effects?

Sumatriptan effects: Side effects of sumatriptan can include cardiac events: decreased bloodflow to the heart-- heart attack, chest pain, abnormal rhythms, high blood pressure, stroke, decreased bloodflow to intestines or extremities, blindness, seizures, anaphylaxis, serotonin syndrome, or milder symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, flushing, weakness, tingling, tight chest, jaw pain, neck pain. Many can take it though! ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer White
217 Doctors shared insights

Sumatriptan (Overview)

Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltryptamine (dmt), bufotenine, and 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine, with an n-methyl sulfonamidomethyl- group at position c-5 on the indole ring.


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Please describe the medication: sumatriptan?

Please describe the medication: sumatriptan?

For migraine: Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltryptamine (dmt), bufotenine, and 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine, with an n-methyl sulfonamidomethyl- group at position c-5 on the indole ring. ...Read more

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Prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg, should it be taken with food to help decrease chances of nausea? Can I still take sumatriptan 100mg for migraine as needed?

You can only: Under your physician supervision and expertize. Zoloft (sertraline) and sumatriptan both increase serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially a serotonin syndrome, life-threatening condition. The interaction is is unlikely, minor, or nonsignificant.
Rec.: talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sumatriptan with cephalexin?

Is it safe to take sumatriptan with cephalexin?

Yes: Only a minor interaction: http://www. Rxlist. Com/drug-interactions/cephalexin-oral-and-sumatriptan-naproxen-oral-interaction. Htm. ...Read more

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Imitrex (sumatriptan) side effects how long do they last commonly? And can taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) cause toxic neuropathy?

Imitrex (sumatriptan) side effects: The side effects of imitrex, (sumatriptan) which are normally changes in heart rate, dizziness, or sleepiness, normally last less than one day.

Imitrex should not cause neuropathy. If you have neuropathy, there is probably some other cause. ...Read more

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When I take Imitrex (sumatriptan) it feels like my head is, or is that not a normal side effect?

When I take Imitrex (sumatriptan) it feels like my head is, or is that not a normal side effect?

Huh?: Is what? I assume you realize you left out what your head feels like.
In any case, discuss this side effect with whomever is your treating physician. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of imigran / sumatriptan?

Do you mean Imitrex (sumatriptan)?: Common side effects include numbness, hot or cold sensation, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness, and flushing. Serious side effects include heart attack, rapid heart beat, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, and others. ...Read more

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Will apri birth control be effected by the migraine medication sumatriptan (imitrex)?

No problem: And there is no interactions between sumatriptan and apri. Rec.: if concerned see you prescribing physician for more information. ...Read more

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I took sumatriptan 2 in a half hours ago and still have a migraine. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone 5mg?

I took sumatriptan 2 in a half hours ago and still have a migraine. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone 5mg?

Safe yes, useful no.: Opiates like hydrocodone tend to make migraines worse more often than they help. Better to just relax in a dark place, put a cool cloth on your head and try to think pleasant thoughts. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Took sumatriptan (mom's med for migraines) with antidepressant and am experiencing drug interaction of tight jaw. Been a few weeks. What should I do?

Took sumatriptan (mom's med for migraines) with antidepressant and am experiencing drug interaction of tight jaw. Been a few weeks. What should I do?

Adverse effect: First, never take someone else's medication. Stop the sumatriptan now.

You may have excess serotonin due to both medications being serotonin agonists.

See your pcp. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix cephalexin and sumatriptan?

Is it safe to mix cephalexin and sumatriptan?

Yes: No significant interaction exists when combining the two medications unless you have an allergy to either medication. ...Read more

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How long does Imitrex (sumatriptan) last?

How long does Imitrex (sumatriptan) last?

Long enough: The effect of immitrex should be several houirs, long enough to resolve a headache. It can be given as a second dose in 2-4 hours. It should be given with a non steroidal antiinflammmatory such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) to supplement its effect and speed relief. ...Read more

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Hey, where can I order sumatriptan online?

You need prescriptio: You need prescription to get sumatropin on line and in local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: sumatriptan?

For migraine: Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltryptamine (dmt), bufotenine, and 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine, with an n-methyl sulfonamidomethyl- group at position c-5 on the indole ring. ...Read more

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Can one build a tolerance to imitrex (sumatriptan)?  

In a way: There does seem to be a waxing and waning effect of many headache medications, and a drug that works well for years can become less effective with time. In addition, using Imitrex (sumatriptan) more than 2-3 times per week can lead to the development of a medication overuse headache, which is very difficult to effectively treat. You may wish to consider adding a prophylactic medication. ...Read more

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Are there any safety worries with taking sumatriptan?

Don't overdo: Take only as directed. Do not increase the dose. Do not take with ergot alkaloids or maois, avoid taking with antidepressants, cough syrups, or antihistamines. Not recommended in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much Imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take in a month?

How much Imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take in a month?

A limited amount: Taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) is like asking for another migraine attach when the meds wear off.

Better treatment is to treat the cause of the migraines by rebalancing the neurotransmitters which are out of balance.

Visit www. Neuroscioencemyths. Com to learn about he animo acid approach and to find adoctor to help get you on the program and get rid of the migraines. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. It is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. ...Read more

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Can you take Imitrex (sumatriptan) everyday if it is needed?

Not recommended: Daily use of Imitrex (sumatriptan) can lead to rebound headaches therefore worsening the problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Sumatriptan: It is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex (sumatriptan) also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take a sumatriptan 50mg after I have taken 2 pink migraleve?

Likely OK: Migraleve pink contains paracetamol, codeine, and buclizine. These are all classes of medications distinct from the triptans (like sumatriptan), so it is likely ok to take them in conjunction. ...Read more

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Can you split a 100mg sumatriptan pill in half and safely take 50mg?

Can you split a 100mg sumatriptan pill in half and safely take 50mg?

Migraine yes: You can use the Imitrex (sumatriptan) tablet and break half as needed due to intolerance and or side effects. There should not be any difference in effectiveness of the medication per se but it should be realized that your requirement may be more but you can determine that with effectiveness. May repeat dosage after two hours and not to be taken more than two time a day. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking 25 mg of sumatriptan and when I take it I feel like weird, is this normal?

Sumatriptan: Although the sumatriptan represent a marked improvement over previous abortive medications, it does exhibit some adverse effects, the most dramatic of which is the symptom of chest tightness. Other adverse symptoms associated with the triptans are hot sensations, dizziness, flushing, burning sensations, increased headaches and neck tightness. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much Imitrex (sumatriptan) is too much? In an average month I have to take around 12 doses. Could this have harmful effects?

Max = 200mg per day: You can take up to 100mg of Imitrex (sumatriptan) by mouth for migraine headaches and then repeat it again in 2 hours if the headache recurs for a maximum of 200mg by mouth every 24 hours. Any medication could have harmful effects, especially if you overdose. If you feel Imitrex (sumatriptan) isn't working for you, there are other options available. I recommend talking to your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What are sumatriptan side effects?

Sumatriptan effects: Side effects of sumatriptan can include cardiac events: decreased bloodflow to the heart-- heart attack, chest pain, abnormal rhythms, high blood pressure, stroke, decreased bloodflow to intestines or extremities, blindness, seizures, anaphylaxis, serotonin syndrome, or milder symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, flushing, weakness, tingling, tight chest, jaw pain, neck pain. Many can take it though! ...Read more

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Can I take sumatriptan after I eat?

Can I take sumatriptan after I eat?

YES YOU CAN: You can if you are taking oral it may take a little longer to get absorped, but you can take nasal spray or injectable for quick action. ...Read more

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Do sumatriptan tablets treat migraines?

Yes: They are used to abort migraines and should be take at the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can Imitrex (sumatriptan) make you feel intoxicated?

Can Imitrex (sumatriptan) make you feel intoxicated?

Yes: Sumatriptan reduces the vascular inflammation associated with migraine this may make one feel light headed or "drunk". ...Read more

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Can I take sumatriptan 2 hours after taking excedrin?

Omitted: Yes you can. I often have patients take Imitrex (sumatriptan) 30m to an hour after the first line medicine had been taken. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Imitrex (sumatriptan) several days in a row?

Recommended dosage: The "triptans" such as Imitrex (sumatriptan) can be used no more than 2 tabs in a given 24 hours...Some people have prolonged attacks of migraines needing to use it for couple of days in a row...So, if you are young and healthy otherwise, a couple of days of use should be ok. However, the need to use for few days suggests u should consult doc for a better regimen. Preventive care rx...Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between treximet and imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Both have Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a triptan used to treat migraines and treximet also has imitex but also contains the non-steroidal drug naproxen. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using Imitrex (sumatriptan) everyday?

Not ideal: Imitrex (sumatriptan) is not supposed to be used for routine use, it is not prevention of migraines nor supposed to be used daily. It narrows blood vessels to treat the migraines and can have affects on circulation, there are better options to look at prevention. ...Read more

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My gf just took 5 injections of sumatriptan succinate. Is that safe?

Not safe: The patients are not allowed to use more than two 6 mg subcutaneous injections in a 24-hour period. See your physician for more information and headache diagnosis management or referral to orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

Imitrex (Definition)

Sumatriptan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more