SUMATRIPTAN TABLET - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Imitrex
Migraines are usually (POUND)
Because Sumatriptan constricts your blood vessels you should tell your medical provider if you have or have ever had:
Tell your medical provider right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
Sumatriptan can cause chest pain, which should be evaluated right away by a medical provider. Heart attacks, heart disease and cardiac arrest have been reported as a result of taking this medication. Get medical help right away if the following side effects occur:
This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your medical provider or pharmacist about all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
Some side effects can be serious. There have been reports linking this medication to brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain). This drug can also cause permanent or temporary blindness, so seek in-person evaluation for loss or change in vision, eye pain, redness, etc. If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your medical provider immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before using this medication, tell your medical provider or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Certain conditions can increase your risk for heart problems. Tell your medical provider if you have any of these conditions, including:
Not applicable. (See How to take Sumatriptan section.)
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