Sumatriptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist. It works by reducing inflammation and reversing the widening of blood vessels in the brain, thereby stopping a migraine headache. It is often used to treat a migraine attack after it begins. It will not prevent a migraine.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome such as:
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack:
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid taking different triptans or triptan combination products (e.g. zolmitriptan, eletriptan etc.), or medications containing ergotamine (e.g. Caffox, Cafergot) or dihydroergotamine within 24 hours after taking sumatriptan.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.