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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
204 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?

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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I recently started taking sumatriptan and now I feel really stressed?

I recently started taking sumatriptan and now I feel really stressed?

See below: This could be a side effect of sumatriptan or related to the dosage.Talk to your prescribing doctor! ...Read more

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Prescribed Zoloft 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 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.

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

Imitrex side effects: The side effects of imitrex, 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 it feels like my head is, or is that not a normal side effect?

When I take Imitrex 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?: 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

Imitrex (Definition)

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. Imitrex is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It ...Read more