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Sumatriptan Transdermal Side Effects

Although most people do not experience problems when using sumatriptan transdermal, side effects can occur. Some of the potential problems include pain, itching, and discomfort at the application site. In most cases, reactions are minor; however, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop vomiting, lightheadedness, or changes in vision.

An Introduction to Side Effects With Sumatriptan Transdermal

As with any medicine, sumatriptan transdermal (Zecuity™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with sumatriptan transdermal. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Sumatriptan Transdermal Side Effects

Some side effects of sumatriptan transdermal are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of a heart attack, such as:
    • Chest pain, discomfort, or pressure
    • Pain or discomfort in your arms, back, neck, jaw, or abdomen (stomach)
    • Breaking out in a cold sweat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Lightheadedness
  • Pain, cramps, burning, numbness, tingling, weakness, or discomfort in your legs or feet
  • Sudden or severe abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden problems walking or speaking
  • Changes in vision, including partial or complete loss of vision
  • Seizures
  • A fast or abnormally beating heart
  • Severe or persistent skin irritation, such as:
    • Itching
    • Redness
    • Blisters
    • Peeling
    • Warmth or tenderness
  • Changes in color or sensation in your fingers or toes
  • Signs of a potentially dangerous condition known as serotonin syndrome, such as:
    • Confusion
    • Agitation
    • Seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations)
    • A 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
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.  
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