What is Sumax?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Sumatriptan

Sumax is an international brand of sumatriptan, a selective serotonin receptor agonist used to relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the head and stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain. Sumax may also be an international brand of alendronate.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sumax

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1
Laziness 1
Nausea 1
Pain 1
Shakiness 1
Sleepiness 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Sumax

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Sumax


Stopped taking Sumax

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sumax after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 1

Patients stopped taking Sumax and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 1
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