Sumatriptan is licensed to relieve symptoms of migraine headaches. It works by causing the blood vessels in the head to return to their normal state after dilating during a migraine. Conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking the drug include heart problems, high blood pressure, and a history of seizures. Side effects include tingling sensations, dizziness, and chest discomfort.
What Is Sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan succinate (Alsuma™, Imitrex®, Sumavel®, Zecuity™) is a prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches. The medicine will not help prevent migraines, but it can help treat a migraine that is already occurring. The injectable forms are also approved for the acute treatment of cluster headaches.
Imitrex comes in the form of tablets, a nasal spray, a skin patch, and a standard injection. Alsuma comes as a standard injection. Sumavel comes in a unique, needle-free injection system.
Who Makes This Drug?
Brand-name Imitrex is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Sumavel is made by Patheon UK, Ltd., for Zogenix, Inc. Alsuma is made by Meridian Medical Technologies™, Inc. Zecuity is manufactured by NuPathe, Inc.