Sumatriptan is used to treat migraines and sometimes other types of headache.
Take sumatriptan as directed at the start of migraine symptoms.
Take the tablets with a large glass of water.
Inject the injection under the skin as directed.
Do not take more than one dose for the same migraine.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with sumatriptan including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs (e.g. ecstasy).
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Pain, tightness or pressure in your chest, throat or jaw
Fast or irregular heartbeat
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Drowsiness, tiredness or weakness
Dizziness, hot flushing
Burning sensation, tingling or numbness
Muscle aches and pains
Sore throat, runny or blocked nose
Pain, tenderness or redness at injection site
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. May 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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