What does Sumatriptan–Naproxen treat?
This is a combination medication prescribed to treat acute migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) while Sumatriptan is a triptan. It acts by impacting the level of serotonin in the brain which causes narrowing of blood vessels there. It also acts on nerves that cause pain. It alleviates migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light/sound. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Sumatriptan–Naproxen dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Always take the tablet whole, never crush, chew or split it. Never take more than two pills in a 24-hour period.
Missed a dose?
Sumatriptan–Naproxen is a tablet to be taken only on a need basis and therefore does not have a regular dosing schedule.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Sumatriptan–Naproxen is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Sumatriptan–Naproxen.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with steroids, antidepressants, blood thinners, MAO inhibitors and heart or blood pressure medications. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Sumatriptan–Naproxen might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Sumatriptan–Naproxen may have side effects such as tiredness, nausea, mood changes, upset stomach, gas, cold hands or feet, heartburn and constipation. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Sumatriptan–Naproxen
- Can I take Sumatriptan–Naproxen along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Sumatriptan–Naproxen?
- What is the dosage of Sumatriptan–Naproxen to be consumed?
- How should I use Sumatriptan–Naproxen?
- How will Sumatriptan–Naproxen work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Sumatriptan–Naproxen be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Sumatriptan–Naproxen is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.