SUMINAT 100 MG
The active ingredient of Suminat 100 is sumatriptan (100 mg) which belongs to the group of drugs known as triptans . it is used to provide relief from pain caused by a migraine attack with or without aura and its associated symptoms like nausea or sensitivity to light and sound.It aids in reducing the acuteness of a migraine attack but cannot ward off one from occurring.
Sumatriptan which belongs to a class of drugs called triptans. it acts to affect some nerves in the brain and a substance called serotonin. Imitrex is the brand name of sumatriptan and it is sold by this brand name. this is patented in year 1982, and after 9 years in the year of 1991 it is approved for medical uses. it is available in generic medicine and one of the most prescribed medicine for migraine in USA. its is under Prescription only category.
Sumatriptan is available in : tablets, subcutaneous injection, and nasal spray forms.
Sumatriptan with Naproxen
A combined medicine of naproxen and sumatriptan also treats migraine headaches. However, it can help only curing a headache that has already begun and not prevents it from happening at all. Nor can it help in reducing the number of attacks.
This product, i.e., combination of naproxen and sumatriptan consists of two ingredients: naproxen and sumatriptan. Also called a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), naproxen is used to alleviate symptoms of migraine including headache, nausea, vomiting, etc. The application of this treatment benefits the patient by enabling him to carry out his daily activities without the distress of pain that migraine comes with. It may also rid the requirement of taking other medications.
this medication can not help prevent migraines from occurring but can only benefit the individual already suffering from an attack. It is to be taken by the patient orally at the first indication of migraine with a full glass of water according to the directions given by the doctor. The medication guide must be read before the patient starts using this product and also before he gets a new refill.
Lying down is advised against until after 10 minutes of the administration of this medicine. Taking an antacid along with the medication prevents the stomach from getting upset. If the headache still persists after taking the initial dose, a second dose may be taken after two hours of the first dose. Not more than two doses are to be taken within a day.
Moreover, your medical condition, age, and response to treatment - everything is considered for deciding the right dosage for you. Always consult your doctor if you think of taking more doses.
People having a higher risk for heart-related problems should strictly consult a doctor and undergo a heart test before using this medication. Besides, make sure you are monitoring your blood pressure while under this medication.
Continued usage of this medication for migraine attacks for a long duration may worsen the situation and hence should be avoided. The patient should be warned against the overuse of medication to prevent making the headaches worse. For any details, go to your doctor and then take the necessary steps.
Suminat 100 should be used only in accordance with the instructions of your physician.Read the label carefully before using it. You can take it anytime during the attack but it is better to take it as soon as the symptoms of migraine start appearing. Do not chew or break it, swallow it as a whole. You can take it with or without food. Store it in a dry and cool place.
Sumatriptan for Migraines
Suminat 100 mg is an effective treatment of migraine attacks. It helps the patient by relieving the symptoms of migraine and preventing the attack from worsening. The dilation or swelling of blood vessels in the head is thought to result in migraine headaches. Suminat 100 tablet narrows the blood vessels in the head thus blocking the release of chemicals that cause nausea and other migraine symptoms. It also improves the flow of blood in the brain. Hence a person suffering from migraine is relieved by taking this medicine and is able to carry out his daily activities without facing issues.
Studies conducted upon patients show that a single 6-mg dose of this medicine given subcutaneously is a highly effective treatment for migraine attacks. It acts fast. An hour later, the second dose is given to patients on whom the first dose fails to show significant effect and provides extra relief.
HOW TO USE
This medicine should be taken as per the advice of a doctor. It is not chewed, crushed, or broken, rather it is swallowed as a whole. Seminal 100 tablets may be taken with or without food. However, it is usually taken at the same time each day. Doses should not be skipped and the full course should be completed even if the patient is feeling better before the course is finished. If by chance, a dose is missed, it should be taken immediately after one remembers. One is advised to continue taking the prescribed dose as long as advised by the doctor and it should not be stopped suddenly. Driving should be avoided while the person is under this medication as it may decrease awareness, affect the vision or make one drowsy and dizzy. That is , it is unsafe for a person taking this medicine to drive.
HOW IT WORKS
The active ingredient of Suminat 100 is sumatriptan(100 mg) which belongs to the group of drugs known as tryptans.It works by narrowing those widened blood vessels which contribute in migraine pain.It also hinders the formation of pain causing substances thereby giving comfort from headache.
You must explain your medical history and present diseases, if any to your doctor in advance. Do not use Suminat 100 if you have a known allergy for such drugs. People diagnosed with liver disease should take it more carefully. Pregnant and lactating women must ask their doctor before using it. It is advisable to avoid driving as it may cause sleepiness.
Sumatriptan in pregnancy
Although there's not sufficient data yet on the usage of this medication during pregnancy to make any suggestion conclusive, it may prove to be unsafe. Evidence from animal studies has shown harmful effects on the fetus. But it is shown to be safe during breastfeeding as the amount of drug that passes into the breast milk is not enough to cause any harm to the baby. Nevertheless, it is very important to consult a doctor before taking it since you would like to avoid any kind of risk associated with the drug.
Suminat 100 mg side effects
No drug comes without its share of side effects. And this medicine is no exception. Depending on the method of administration or how the medicine is taken, that is, whether it is taken as a tablet, nasal spray or subcutaneous injection. The most common side effects include:
- Tingling sensation and numbness of feet and hand
- Tightness in neck, throat, or pain in the jaw
- Chest pain
- Runny nose
- Warm and cold sensation
Mild side effects are nothing to worry about and are usually seen in patients. They disappear once the body gets adjusted to the medicine. However, if the side effects persist, you must immediately consult your doctor.