Can you take 3 sumatriptan in a day?
The initial FDA-approved daily dose of oral sumatriptan (Imitrex) for the treatment of an acute migraine was up to three 100 mg tablets.
Several years later the maximum daily dose was reduced to 2 100 mg tablets a day, to be taken at least 2 hours apart..
Can you overdose on Sumatriptan?
Taking too much sumatriptan may make you very ill. An overdose can cause fainting, slowed heart rate, vomiting, loss of bladder and bowel control, and sleepiness. It can narrow your blood vessels leading to heart problems such as chest pains, abnormal heart rhythm or a heart attack.
When can I take another sumatriptan?
It is usually taken at the first sign of a migraine headache. If your symptoms improve after you take sumatriptan but return after 2 hours or longer, you may take a second tablet. However, if your symptoms do not improve after you take sumitriptan, do not take a second tablet without calling your doctor.
Can I take triptans every day?
In conclusion, daily triptans can be a highly effective and safe treatment for a small group of patients with chronic migraine headaches. They should not be prescribed for the prevention of migraines or for daily abortive use, unless other options (excluding barbiturate, caffeine, or narcotics) have been tried.
When should sumatriptan be avoided?
You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor (MAOI) such as phenelzine (Nardil®) or tranylcypromine (Parnate®) within the past 2 weeks. Do not use this medicine if you have taken other triptan migraine medicines or ergot-type medicines within the past 24 hours.
What happens if you take more than 200 mg of sumatriptan?
Do not take more than a total of 200 mg of sumatriptan tablets in a 24‑hour period. Some people who take too many sumatriptan tablets may have worse headaches (medication overuse headache). If your headaches get worse, your healthcare provider may decide to stop your treatment with sumatriptan.