SUMATRIPTAN

Product: 
SUMATRIPTAN
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Pain & Fever
Sub Group: 
ANTIMIGRAINE DRUGS
International Brand Name: 
Imitrex, Imigran,
Dosages: 
25 MG/50 mg/100 mg
Unit of Packing: 
Tablets
In treatment of: 
Acute treatment of Migrane attacks
Adverse Effects: 
1. Nausea 2. Vomiting 3. Dizziness 4. Malaise 5. Fatigue 6. Vertigo 7. Drowsiness 8. Tightness in the chest 9. Tingling 10. Flushing 11. Taste disturbances 12. Localised pain after subcutaneous injection
Contraiindication: 
1. Hypersensitivity to Sumatriptan 2. Uncontrolled hypertension 3. Angina pectoris 4. Ischaemic heart diseases 5. Prinzmetal`s angina 6. Myocardial infarction 7. Hemiplegic migraine 8. Patient on MAO inhibitor or ergotamine therapy
Special Precaution: 
1. Hepatic impairment 2. Renal impairment 3. Coronary artery diseases 4. Post menopausal women 5. Hypertension 6. Hypercholesterolemia 7. Diabetes 8. Obesity 9. Smoking 10. Use caution while driving vehicle or operating machine or activities requiring mental alertness
Interaction: 
Ergotamine containing preparations: Concomitant use should be avoided because of vasospastic reactions. MAOIs: Concomitant use within 2 weeks of discontinuation of MAOIs is contraindicated. Lithium: Concomitant use must be avoided.
Servings: 
Adult: Oral: 50 - 100 mg given as soon as symptoms begin repeat the dose if needed after 2 hours. Maximum dose: 300 mg / day. Parenteral (Subcutaneous): 6 mg as a single dose repeat the dose if needed after 1 hour up to 12 mg/ day. Children: Not recommended

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