Drug Interactions With Sumatriptan Transdermal
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when sumatriptan transdermal is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
A specific class of antidepressant medications known as MAO-A inhibitors can increase blood levels of sumatriptan transdermal, increasing the risk for potentially serious side effects. You should not use sumatriptan transdermal if you have taken an MAO-A inhibitor in the past two weeks.
In addition, people who take other antidepressant medications may have an increased risk for a group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome when they use sumatriptan transdermal. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before using these drugs together. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you have signs of serotonin syndrome, including:
- Seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations)
- Fast heartbeat
- Changes in blood pressure, which could cause dizziness or fainting
- Sweating or a high body temperature
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty walking
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Using sumatriptan transdermal with an ergot medication could increase your risk for potentially serious heart and blood vessel problems. Do not use these drugs together or within 24 hours of one another.
Because they work in the same way and have similar side effects, using sumatriptan transdermal with other triptans could cause potentially serious side effects. Do not use these medications within 24 hours of one another.
It is possible that not all sumatriptan transdermal drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.