Sumatriptan (Transdermal Route)

Name: Sumatriptan (Transdermal Route)

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Almotriptan
  • Bromocriptine
  • Dihydroergotamine
  • Eletriptan
  • Ergoloid Mesylates
  • Ergonovine
  • Ergotamine
  • Frovatriptan
  • Furazolidone
  • Iproniazid
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Linezolid
  • Methylene Blue
  • Methylergonovine
  • Methysergide
  • Moclobemide
  • Naratriptan
  • Phenelzine
  • Procarbazine
  • Rasagiline
  • Rizatriptan
  • Safinamide
  • Selegiline
  • Tranylcypromine
  • Zolmitriptan

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Amineptine
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amitriptylinoxide
  • Amoxapine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Citalopram
  • Clomipramine
  • Dasabuvir
  • Desipramine
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dexfenfluramine
  • Dibenzepin
  • Dolasetron
  • Doxepin
  • Duloxetine
  • Escitalopram
  • Fentanyl
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Granisetron
  • Imipramine
  • Levomilnacipran
  • Lofepramine
  • Lorcaserin
  • Melitracen
  • Meperidine
  • Milnacipran
  • Mirtazapine
  • Nefazodone
  • Nortriptyline
  • Opipramol
  • Oxycodone
  • Palonosetron
  • Paroxetine
  • Protriptyline
  • Reboxetine
  • Sertraline
  • Sibutramine
  • St John's Wort
  • Tapentadol
  • Tianeptine
  • Tramadol
  • Trazodone
  • Trimipramine
  • Venlafaxine
  • Vilazodone
  • Vortioxetine
  • Ziprasidone

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Angina (chest pain) or
  • Arrhythmia (heart rhythm problem) or
  • Basilar migraine (migraine with vision and hearing problems), history of or
  • Heart attack, history of or
  • Heart or blood vessel disease or
  • Hemiplegic migraine (migraine with some paralysis), history of or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), uncontrolled or
  • Ischemic bowel disease (bowels have low blood supply) or
  • Liver disease, severe or
  • Peripheral vascular disease (clogged arteries) or
  • Stroke, history of or
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA), history of or
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (heart rhythm problem)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Coronary artery disease, family history of or
  • Diabetes or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
  • Obesity or
  • Raynaud's syndrome—Use with caution. May be at increased risk for certain side effects. Heart or blood vessel disease sometimes do not cause any symptoms, so some people do not know that they have these problems. Before deciding whether you should use this medicine, your doctor may need to do some tests to make sure that you do not have any of these conditions.
  • Heart rhythm problems (eg, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia) or
  • Seizures, history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.

Missed Dose

If you forget to wear or change a patch, put one on as soon as you can. If it is almost time to put on your next patch, wait until then to apply a new patch and skip the one you missed. Do not apply extra patches to make up for a missed dose.

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