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Sumatriptan

Popular Brands: : Imitrex, Sumatriptan, Sumatriptan Succinate, Imigran, Sumavel Dosepro
Official FDA Reports63,540
Social Media Events3,975
Total Posts5,149
Avg. Review Score3.55/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Sumatriptan
Manufacturers
  • Agila Specialties Private Limited
  • American Health Packaging
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Sumatriptan Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Sumatriptan

Pain

works sometimes but makes my tummy hurt .


Source: Imitrex

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Somnolence

Helps to dull it alot, however, makes me feel high, and really sleepy


Source: Imitrex

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Euphoric Mood

Helps to dull it alot, however, makes me feel high , and really sleepy


Source: Imitrex

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Adverse event

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Posted By Sheri on August 8, 2018 @ 3:53 pm

If I take it before bed, I will get up at least twice to urinate. This happens even if I didn’t consume liquids before bed.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Yawning

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Posted By Nick on June 1, 2018 @ 6:32 am

I take sumatriptan for migraine approx 6 times per month. The headaches are greatly relieved but I experience continuous yawning (every couple of minutes) for several hours after taking the medicatio

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

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Posted By Lanya on March 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vertigo

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Hard to describe vertigo and a general bad feeling. Just sick Thank God for immitrex it works great but sometimes need narcotic for rescue. Most of the time only have temporar...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Confusional state

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Frequent urniation ... Heavy joints ... Drowsiness:.. Confusion .... Relief 30-1 hour .,. I had to repeat after 2 hours for relief ... I suffer with migraines and veritigo ......

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Malaise, Nausea, Hallucination, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Nausea, dizziness, weakness, malaise, closed-eye hallucinations I don't like Imitrex as much as Amerge because it has some weird neurological side effects, such as seeing patt...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Sudden death, Heat exhaustion, Somnolence, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I could feel the individual chambers of my heart beating and had a general awareness of the flow of my blood flowing through all of my veins and arteries. I could literally feel the blo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting

Posted By mattqnguyen in fdb.rxlist.com on July 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... time it does work for me. However, after injection into my nose the medicine seeps throw the top of my mouth with is ungodly taste. I gag every time I take it and come close to throwing up if I don't ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Burning sensation, Sinusitis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Strange burning that goes directly into my sinuses, my nostrils are on fire too!!! It's like someone poured rubbing alcohol straight in there!!! Stinging under my skin around my neck an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Meladori32 in fdb.rxlist.com on June 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I started getting migraines after taking phen phen well right after they banned the one phen. I have had MRI with contrast etc to make sure there's nothing bad going on in my brain. My migraines come ...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.