SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)

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by vfgfktf7 in vfgfktf7, 06/01/2017


I split the pill into 1/4 and took 1/4. Why on box does it say to not split? I have high Cholestrol and occasional up in B/P a family history of heart disease why are these important to let my doctor know? I have Meneires Disease and take tranxene wit...
by in Eagle Point, Oregon, 08/16/2009

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Sumatriptan (soo-ma-TRIP-tan) Treats migraine headaches.

When To Not Use SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sumatriptan, or if you have a history of certain heart or blood vessel disorders, stroke, ischemic bowel disease, or severe liver disease. You should not use this medicine if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, or if you are also using any ergotamine medicine (such as D.H.E. 45®, Migranal®, Cafergot®) or an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).

How Should You Use SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If your headache comes back or does not go away after taking this medicine, wait at least 2 hours before taking another dose. If you feel you need to take the medicine more than 4 times in one day, call your doctor.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.

Proper SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using medicine for depression (such as trazodone, Celexa®, Effexor®, Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Serzone®, Zoloft®).

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, diabetes, epilepsy, or a family history of coronary artery disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you smoke, if you are over 40, or if you have gone through menopause.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, trouble breathing
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands, arms, legs, or feet
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in your stools
  • Tightness or discomfort in your chest, neck, or jaw
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Discomfort in your throat
  • Feeling of warmth or being too hot
  • Weakness or tiredness

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Bogdy, Bogdy - 01/18/2014

I have Hemiplegic Migraines, But so far, Have not been given a suitable preivntatvee medication. Propranolol doesnt work, Pizotifen doesnt work : and im 14 so they are reluctant to yield me anything else :/ possibly Topamax soon they are aweful

SUMATRIPTAN (Oral) (Tablet)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


T, Massachusetts - 06/16/2012

I suffer often (once a month or every other month) from migraine headaches, The first few times I used this drug it worked immediately but now it takes about two days to get rid of the pain, which normally the pain would linger for about three days not taking anything. Nothing seems to work once my system gets accustom to it.