Suminat 50Mg Tablet is a synthetic medication belonging to the the triptan class of drugs. It is used for treating cluster headaches and migraine. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain which relieves headaches.
Do not have this medicine if you are allergic to it, if you have a history of heart problems, a blood vessel disease, high blood pressure or liver problems. Ask your doctor this medicine is safe for you if you have a history of kidney problems, seizures, breathing problems high cholesterol, diabetes or obesity. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and if you are taking other medications.
Suminat 50mg Tablet is used in migraine. It relieves the symptoms of migraine and prevents the attack from becoming worse.
Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Suminat 50mg Tablet works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Suminat 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Generic Imitrex tablets (Suminat) are contraindicated in patients that have a hypersensitivity to Sumatriptan Succinate or any inactive ingredient present in Suminat tablets. Generic Imitrex Tablets should not be given to patients with history, symptoms, or signs of ischemic cardiac, cerebrovascular, or peripheral vascular syndromes. In addition, patients that have other significant underlying cardiovascular diseases should not be administered Imitrex Tablets. Imitrex Tablets are also contraindicated in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
If a dose of Suminat 50 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Major & minor side effects for Suminat 50 mg Tablet
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling of warmth or heat
- Irregular heartbeat
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of high cholesterol levels due to the increased risk of cardiovascular side effects.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases. Appropriate dose adjustments should be made based on the clinical condition of the patient to avoid serious side effects.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the seizures.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or arrhythmias due to the increased risk of life-threatening disturbances of the cardiac rhythm.
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1.Is Suminat safe/addictive/controlled substance?
Suminat is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It is not addictive. It is not a controlled substance
2.Is Suminat a blood thinner or beta blocker or anti-inflammatory/ NSAIDs?
No, Suminat is not a blood thinner or beta blocker or anti-inflammatory/NSAIDs
3.Is Suminat useful for routine headache or sinus headache / tension headache/ hangover?
No, Suminat is not useful for routine headache or sinus headache or tension headache or hangover. It is used in the treatment of acute migraine attacks
4.Is Suminat available over the counter?
No, Suminat is not available without a prescription
5.Can I take sumatriptan with acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin, diclofenac, or penicillin?
Yes, you can take sumatriptan with acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin, diclofenac, or penicillin. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
6.Does Suminat cause hair loss, weight gain, or joint pain, rebound headache?
Overdose of Suminat may cause hair loss, but it is not known to cause weight gain, or joint pain or rebound headache
7.Does Suminat affect blood pressure?
Suminat may cause transient increases in blood pressure especially in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Consult your doctor before use
8.Does Suminat affect birth control?
Suminat is not reported to affect birth control. However, consult your doctor for use.