Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate)
What is Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) used for?
Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) is used as a treatment for migraines headaches. This drug is effective in relieving light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting and other migraine symptoms. It belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans, which work by affecting a natural chemical, known as serotonin, which constricts blood vessels in the brain.
How should I use Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) should be administered directly to the nose. If you are unsure about the correct administration procedure, ask your physician or follow the instructions on the label. Patients who have never used this medication before may need to take their first dose at a physician's office. Use this nasal spray at the first sign of a migraine. If your condition does not improve with one dose, your physician may advise you to take a second dose 2 hours after the first dose. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage.
What are the side effects of Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate)?
Some patients using Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate) to treat migraines may notice some side effects, such as:
If you experience any more serious side effects, you should immediately consult your physician. Serious side effects include pain in the throat, breathlessness or wheezing.
If you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last two weeks, you should not take this drug.
This drug should only be used as needed to treat migraines. It will not prevent future migraines from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Suminat Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan Succinate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.