About Sumatriptan tablets
|Patient Information Leaflet
What are Sumatriptan tablets?
Sumatriptan tablets are a medication used to treat migraines. They belong to a class of drugs called triptans, which work by narrowing blood vessels in the brain and reducing inflammation. Sumatriptan tablets are available in two strengths, 50mg and 100mg, and are taken orally.
What are Sumatriptan tablets used for?
Sumatriptan tablets are primarily used to treat migraines. They can also be used to treat cluster headaches. Migraines are a type of headache that can cause severe pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Sumatriptan tablets work by reducing the inflammation that causes these symptoms.
How do Sumatriptan tablets work?
Sumatriptan tablets work by narrowing blood vessels in the brain and reducing inflammation. This helps to reduce the pain and other symptoms associated with migraines. Sumatriptan tablets also block the release of certain chemicals in the brain that can cause inflammation and pain.
Who are Sumatriptan tablets suitable for?
Sumatriptan tablets are suitable for adults over the age of 18 who suffer from migraines. They are not suitable for everyone, and your doctor or pharmacist will need to assess whether they are safe for you to take. Sumatriptan tablets may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease or high blood pressure.
How to take Sumatriptan tablets
To take Sumatriptan tablets:
- Take one tablet as soon as you feel a migraine coming on.
- If your symptoms do not improve within two hours, you can take a second tablet.
- Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours.
It is important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take Sumatriptan tablets for longer than recommended.
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Sumatriptan tablets Side Effects
Sumatriptan tablets can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Common side effects include:
- Feeling sick or vomiting
- Dizziness or feeling light-headed
- Feeling sleepy or tired
- Feeling hot or cold
Uncommon side effects include:
- Feeling anxious or restless
- Feeling weak or shaky
- Changes in taste
- Difficulty breathing
Serious side effects are rare, but can include:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Irregular heartbeat
For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
Sumatriptan tablets Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Sumatriptan
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), triacetin.
- Do not take Sumatriptan tablets if you are allergic to sumatriptan or any of the other ingredients.
- Do not take Sumatriptan tablets if you have severe liver or kidney problems.
- Do not take Sumatriptan tablets if you have had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have heart disease or high blood pressure.
- Do not take Sumatriptan tablets if you are taking certain medications, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
- Do not take Sumatriptan tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Sumatriptan tablets if you have any medical conditions or are taking any other medications.
It is important to read the patient information leaflet before taking Sumatriptan tablets. If you experience any side effects or have any concerns, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.