sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects are generally transient. Some common side effects include pain or tightness in the chest or throat, tingling, flushing, weakness, dizziness, abdominal discomfort, sweating, nasal irritation, and injection site reactions. Rarely, allergic reactions have been reported, usually in individuals who are highly allergic to multiple allergens. Sumatriptan may elevate blood pressure in individuals with or without a history of high blood pressure. Individuals with uncontrolled high blood pressure should not use sumatriptan. Sumatriptan rarely has been associated with coronary artery spasm, heart attacks, stroke, abnormal heart beats, and seizures.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 1/4/2011



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