About Sumatriptan

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About Sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is used for headache during a migraine attack. As an injection solution, it is also effective in cluster headache. This form of headache is severe to very severe and typically occurs in closely circumscribed areas of the skull.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Narrow blood vessels in migraine
  • Inhibit pain transmission in migraine

This is how Sumatriptan works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of sumatriptan.
Please also read the information on the drug groups triptans, migraine, to which the active ingredient sumatriptan belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is used for headache during a migraine attack. As an injection solution, it is also effective in cluster headache. This form of headache is severe to very severe and typically occurs in closely circumscribed areas of the skull.

The active substance is in the form of tablets, nasal spray, suppositories and as a solution for injection commercially. The suppositories work well for patients who experience nausea and vomiting during a seizure.

For the following application areas of Sumatriptan , in-depth information is available:

  • migraine
  • headaches

Effect of Sumatriptan

Like all triptans, sumatriptan narrows the blood vessels in the brain, thus reducing pain transmission. All migraine-typical complaints such as headache, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting are alleviated. The specific mechanism of action of sumatriptan also explains why the drug is ineffective in headache of other causes.

Potential Sumatriptan side effects may include:

Sumatriptan used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
88%
  1. Bertha J. Turbeville says:
    4.5 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    I have been taking Sumatriptan for several years. Had lived through hell before. There was hardly a day without migraine in my life. And they were unbearable. Often thought of suicide. My worries today: Every night between three and four o’clock, I have mad seizures. Another Sumatriptan. After that, the spook rum.Ich worry, though, if I have the drug at some point other damage. Trau me only with a guilty conscience, to pick up a recipe again. We have recently moved into another bedroom. Nächtelang had no seepage.Freute me.Doch last night it went again.Nebenwirkung of Sumatriptan: thirsty, but nothing else.

    Side effects: Thirst
  2. Dayle A. Wilson says:
    3.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Since Topamax, the number of migraine attacks has dropped significantly. I have tingling in my arms and legs, sometimes in my face. After a banana go again. Partly I’m very tired, I also lost about 3.5 kg – which I think is not bad. Striking, however, is a quick irritability with me. I did not complain of interactions with the other meds.

    Side effects: Sensation disorders
  3. Bernice J. Mercer says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Have previously Almogran taken the were great. Since the cashiers have set the additional payment to over 60 €, I had to change, that was just too expensive for me. Now I take for a long time Sumatriptan, which takes a long time to work (1hours ..) or shows no effect. For a week now I have no relief after taking the pain and collapse the complete cycle. Nausea, vomiting all day, dizziness … and can not do anything about it, no matter how much I take for dizziness or nausea. I have to wait and it can take hours. Can not eat anything and hardly drink anything. I have to change now. (

    Side effects: Vomit; Nausea; Dizziness
  4. Jessica G. Brown says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    I have been prescribed by my doctor Sumatriptan to see if it helps me with my nasty headache. When I realized that I have a larger headache block, I first took as usual paracetamol and waited for what to do. Nothing. So I took Sumatriptan and drank water. I waited and talked but the headache did not go away and my jaw felt like it was being torn apart. My eyes hurt and I could not follow any conversation anymore. Then I took a diclo and after 25min the headache was so subdued that I could continue to live. I do not know any side effects. But I felt better. I write more about it when I have genopmmen again. – I’ve taken this three times now, always with a Schmetzmitel and a whole pill + something against nausea. Then I did not have to isolate myself long and could go back to work the next day.

    Side effects: Pine ache
  5. Arlene L. Webb says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    During the effect phase: dizziness, feelings of tightness, tension in the neck area (noticeable how the vessels constrict – very uncomfortable), feeling unable to sit and stand anymore. The described side effects disappear after the occurred effect. Subsequently, when chewing, there is a short-term pain in the temporomandibular joints.

    Side effects: Pine ache; Dizziness
  6. Roseanne R. Jones says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Had migraine once a week for over 5 years, tried everything from aspirin to ibuprofen …. etc. Side effects were stomach pain, no more (or extremely hard) bowel movements. The migraine came again and again. One day, I was at an emergency consultation with a general practitioner other than usual. This recommended me Sumatriptan. I tried it and the effect on me was amazing. The tablet worked within 20 minutes and I no longer had any headache. Since then, this weekly punctual migraine, as I had completely disappeared …. I was soooo happy! I know that it was migraine because I could feel different types of headache. All of a sudden, migraine came from one side of my head, and suddenly I could no longer stand any light and noise, sometimes I felt so bad that I had to vomit. It only helped to lay down and rest. The tension and tension headache caused by long sitting and poor posture (I am currently training with a school and a lot of sitting), I try to get a grip on it with the help of regular massages and sports (swimming, running), but it will never go away completely. and always come back at stress, I suspect. The last type of headache is when you have the flu. Only one helps, lie down and cure.

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  7. John S. Barrett says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Moin, I have strong and almost permanent migraine for about 5 years. I’m 22 years old, athletic and work as a fitness trainer, so I think I know how to handle my body in a healthy way. So I have about 5 days a week headache, have almost every medication schonmal prescribed. I do not need to tell anything about free-for-sale goods, there was almost no product (possibly Dolormin Extra). Since health insurance funds no longer subsidize Maxalt, I now had to change to Sumatriptan. From the effect well, so pain is after 30min to 2h. away, depending on whether I have eaten before or not. I take the medication about 10 to 15 times a month (I know it’s too much, but after all, my job has to be done). So as I said, the effect is great, only the side effects are not, I often have sweats, abdominal pain, dizziness, or a mushy-feeling in the head. Even though the side effects are severe, the drug helps me a lot to master my day.

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Sweats; Dizziness
  8. Sally C. Robinson says:
    3.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Dizziness, drowsiness, pulse tearing, drop in blood pressure, chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating Truly allergic reaction. Permanent damage in the gastrointestinal area that could not be resolved.

  9. Nancy W. Hesson says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    I got a tablet Sumatriptan from a doctor to test it in migraine. Not a minute after ingestion (should have taken 100mg, fortunately took only half!) Tingled it all over the body …. and I got BREATHING !!! Heavy chest and tightness when inhaling. Since I did not feel better after 15 minutes, I called the RTW, they took me to the hospital. Unfortunately, there worked a Russian doctor who barely spoke German and did not understand me (and yes, I was in a German hospital!) …. so I went home without treatment … and the respiratory problems lasted a total of 5 hours ! The only positive: the migraine was gone afterwards …

  10. Patricia W. Lake says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    The drug did not help at all. 15min.on taking, however, any side effects have occurred. I’ve got feelings of fainting, tingling, cold feet and hands, as well as difficulty breathing, tightness around the heart, sweating, dizziness, heat in the head and face, nausea, vomiting. Almost cardiovascular failure or collapse suffered. The next day and two consecutive days, I had swelling, had to go to the toilet 10 times a night, get kidney pain. After 1 week, I found that my monthly cycle was messed up Bleeding and for the second time this month my days! This was really a very bad experience. I will never take this drug in life and advise anyone who has not tried it yet. This can be very dangerous for sensitive people.

  11. Elena R. Ussery says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    I took this medicine at 7:00 pm at the first sign of a migraine attack. The tablet is easy to swallow. Approximately 30 minutes later, my neck was stiff. This was followed by: diarrhea, tightness in the throat, strong pressure on the upper arms and chest, heart beats, icy hands, dryness in the mouth and thirst, dizziness and problems speaking. The blood pressure fluctuated between 152/103 to 174/110, pulse between 72 and 93. Everything somehow scary. After 3 hours but somehow fell asleep and the next day still dizziness, blood pressure 150/95 and pressure in the stomach – but absolutely no headache or other migraine signs. Nevertheless, I will not take this medi again. Other allergies or drug intolerance do not exist.

    Side effects: Thirst; Breast pain; Dizziness
  12. Clarice J. Leddy says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    It is not clear what side effects Sumatriptan and which migraine are. I feel like I’m run over by the bus and can hardly stay awake with exhaustion. It causes severe sore throat and often a feeling of cold. The neck and back become stiff. The muscles are tough. The next day I have kidney pain. Mostly the teeth or the jaw hurt. I have a strong desire for something sweet.

    Side effects: Sore throat
  13. Irma J. Tusing says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    I have had frequent migraine attacks for 30 years. After trying a lot of medications and not helping, my doctor prescribed sumatriptan 100 mg. What can I say, this medicine is my salvation !!! I will not leave the house without these pills. The effect occurs with me after about 20-30 minutes. The only side effect is a sore throat. I can only recommend Sumatriptan and have finally found the right preparation for me. That means for me to be able to do everything without fear of being able to do anything more by a migraine attack.

    Side effects: Sore throat
  14. Maria J. Jones says:
    3.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    My first day with Sumatriptan 100 mg after 25 years of headache. My rescue. Have very strong sore throat and neck pain as a side effect. But that does not matter in comparison to the migraine, sometimes three days with vomiting and blurred vision and severe pain.

    Side effects: Blurred vision; Vomit; Sore throat
  15. Martha S. Allen says:
    4.5 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Sumatriptan I tolerated in the beginning super, was also glad to have finally found a drug for migraine. Unfortunately I got a rash on the whole body. It took months to find out that the rash came from sumatriptan. He touched his leg, later his stomach, his back, his arms, almost everything but his face, hands and feet. Luckily, the rash did not itch and then, after dropping the sumatriptan, it subsided completely after a few weeks. I was then prescribed by the doctor Maxalt Rizatriptan). This works just as well against migraine, but without rash, so far. The unpleasant side effect here is that it sometimes has the effect of a sleeping pill. Did they take in between during work, then the outside world came to me as if slowed down by a cotton ball, as if everything moves more slowly. Super fatigue, so I can hardly stop the eyes let alone focus properly on the work. when I am at home and take Rizatriptan, then I sleep for at least an hour and a half or more. After taking Mayalt, I have a pretty bad taste the next morning and direct coating on the tongue.

  16. Ronald R. Wolf says:
    4.5 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    Take Sumatriptan for years (migraine for 32 years) and it’s the best remedy I’ve got so far. Had to change constantly before, because habituation occurred. It is best to take the tablet with liquid at the very first sign. Then the side effects such as dizziness, poor concentration, mild nausea, muscle pain are not so strong. The effect usually starts after 15-20 minutes and lasts for a relatively long time. One side effect, which I have not read here, is the following: the skin is very sensitive in the next few hours and even lukewarm water is perceived as boiling hot. But all this is more bearable than the terrible headache. As long as Sumatriptan helps me, I will not change. One more tip: Foot reflexology massage helps – even to relax!

  17. Beth B. Barrow says:
    4.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for Migraine

    After a short time severe jaw pain and dizziness occurred. After that my neck became very stiff and tingling.

    Side effects: Pine ache; Tingle; Dizziness
  18. Roy A. Cowell says:
    5.0 rating

    Sumatriptan for A headache

    Had a strong headache in the morning, then ate a roll and took 1 tablet with a glass of water. In the hope that it works quickly, I got ready in the bathroom and then purely in the clothes. Arrived at work (about 15 minutes after taking), I noticed circulatory problems. Once again, 15 minutes later, I got slight facial flushing, feeling hot, a strong tingling sensation in my neck and arms, and a touch in my face. Approximately 1.5 hours after ingestion, still severe headache and dizziness. Have now drunk about 1 liter of water and eaten two rolls, the tingling is after, the headache, however, remains.