Suminat sumptriptan 100mg is an effective drug used in the treatment of migraine attacks and relieves headaches and other symptoms. It contains the active ingredient Sumtriptan, which is a serotonin agonist and causes dilated blood vessels in the head to constrict relieving the headache and other symptoms of the migraine attack. The medicine is sold under the various brand names such as Imitrex, Imigran etc. This medication is available as tablets, as well as in the form of nasal spray and in the form of injections also. This drug is used to treat the pain of the migraine and its not the permanent cure of migraine headaches.
What is Sumatriptan 100 mg used for?
The Sumatriptan 100mg is used for the treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura, which is the perception of visual disturbances and/or smells and are the first sign that a migraine headache is on its way. The medicine is specially used for migraine attack treatment and relieve other symptoms including nausea and sensitivity to light, but they are not used for common headaches and this does not prevent migraine headaches. The drug can be used at any time of the migraine attack, but it’s most effective when used with the first sign of migraine attacks with or without aura.
How does Suminat 100 mg work
The main ingredient of the Suminat 100 mg is Sumatriptan, which belongs to the group of drugs called tryptans and is a serotonin agonist that mimics the action of serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical in the brain, which is involved in the constriction and dilation of blood vessels. Migraine happens when the blood vessels in the head get dilated due to one of many migraine triggers, which in turns stimulate the nearby sensory nerves so that you feel pain. So, Sumatriptan in Suminat 100 mg works by stimulating the serotonin receptors in the head in these expanded vessels, making them narrow again and inhibits the nerve activity thus reducing the pain. The tablets uses, fast disintegration technology so, they get dissolved in the stomach quickly and show their effects in very less time.
What does Suminat 100 mg contain?
Suminat 100 mg contains the active ingredient Sumatriptan. Each tablet of Suminat carries 100 milligrams of Sumatriptan.
What are the side effects of Suminat 100 mg?
Tell your physician if you do not feel well while you are consuming Suminat 100 mg. The medicine helps most people with migraine headaches, but as with all drugs, it may have unwanted effects. All drugs can have side effects. Sometimes they are severe, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the serious side effects. Tell your physician if you observe any of the following and they worry you:
- Prickling, warm feeling
- Chest tightness
- Blue colored nails
- Hearing changes
- Mood changes
- Coldness in hand or feet
What medications interact with Suminat 100 mg?
Taking Suminat 100 mg tablets with certain other medicines may cause certain adverse reactions. Taking other prescription or non-prescription tablets with other medicines can cause serious side effects.
Especially, tell your physician if you take:
When should Suminat 100 mg not be used?
- Do not drive or use machinery while taking Suminat 100 mg.
- It is not suggested for patients who has shown hypersensitivity to Sumatriptan or any other ingredients of the preparation.
How should Suminat 100 mg be taken?
Suminat 100 mg is used as prescribed and you should follow the guidelines provided by your health care provider. Always keep this thing in your mind that your physician will be the right person to decide the correct dosage for you. After analyzing your condition, He/she will recommend the dosage that best suits you. What you need to do is just stick to that dosage plan and follow it regularly.
How long should you take Suminat 100 mg?
Continue taking Suminat 100 mg for as long as your physician recommends. Take your medicine at the same time each day as this will help you to remember to take it regularly.
Missed dose Suminat 100 mg
If you miss a dose of Suminat 100 mg then consume that dose as soon as you notice, but if you are close to the time for your next dose then leave the missed dose and take your next dose on time.
How should Suminat 100 mg be stored?
- Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets
- Keep it in a dry place away from the direct sunlight and heat
- Store the medication at room temperature in a cool and dry place.