Sumatriptan

Sumatriptan belongs to the drug group called serotonin-1 receptor agonists, which are used to treat migraine headaches. It is available as an oral tablet, nasal spray, nasal powder, and an injectable solution. This drug relieves migraine headaches by constricting the expanded blood vessels in the brain.

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How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. From the past 160 days, I am suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan fo...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take expired tablets for migraine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am taking medicines for migraine (Sumatriptan). My tablets have expired. Can I take them? Would they still be effective?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When a medication says it is expired, it is not safe to take the drug. Its effectiveness will not be as desired. The properties and the actions of the drug will be reduced. So, you must avoid taking your expired medications.   Read Full »

How to cure my sister's headache that does not subside with pain medication?

Query: Hello, My sister has headaches from the last six months. Earlier, it was random, but from the last two months, it is continuous. The MRI is normal and no medicines are working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a migraine or tension type headache. Please revert with the following details: Are the headaches one-sided or on both sides?  Are the headaches pulsating in nature?  Is the frequency daily or intermittent?  Is it associated with nausea or vomiting? Reve...  Read Full »

What is the reason for throbbing pain in the forehead, eyes, and ears for the past two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from sinus congestion in the past, but this time my headaches are different and the time is much longer. Normally, I get pain in my forehead and eyes. This time the pain is in my forehead, eyes, ears, and it feels like my neck is throbbing. It is like I am being held upsi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description of your headache fits into migraine-type headaches. I need following details further to help you better: How many days in a week do you get these headaches? Do you have any vomitings or sensations associated? How is your sleep? Any visual issues? Any wei...  Read Full »

What are the risks of taking tablet Topiramate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male in good health. I have suffered from severe headaches for several years, and recently they have got worse. Sumatriptan taken with Asprin, Acetominophen, and Cafein will help in reducing the pain, but they do not prevent them. I am attaching a headache log. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your headache. 1) Since when you are having headaches? 2) which part of the headaches? 3) What kind of headaches have you felt? 4) What is the duration of one episode of headache? 5) Do you have any nausea or vomit...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the lump present on the back of my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a student and under loads of stress. I smoke cigarettes and drink on occasion. I have a lump underneath the skin on the back of my head. Many years ago, I was in the hospital for skull fracture on the back of my head. I have had serious migraines lately and get di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, is this lump present since the time of fracture? Is it hard, bony or soft and mobile? This lump could be an abnormal bony fusion. Also, the other common cause is a sebaceous cyst and lipoma. All are a benign condition. You should once get this examined by your GP,...  Read Full »

Why is my migraine pain not getting better with Paracetamol?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a terrible migraine now and I have taken Paracetamol. But it has not subsided even after the tablet before two hours. I am working from home and I sit in front of the computer for nine hours a day for seven days. I need to log out from my shift today as I have terrible pain. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query.   Read Full »

My migraine has been getting worse of late. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I have always suffered from migraines. Recently, it seems like it has been getting worse. Last year, I gave birth to my son vaginally. Now, when I lay on my abdomen or even turn my head, I notice a heartbeat sound in my ear. My nurse practitioner thought it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you feel like the throbbing or pulsating sensation in your ear becomes worse with the headaches or it is present even with no migraine? I would also like you to explain your headache in a bit of detail. What are the triggers? Are they one-sided or on both sides? Is ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from migraine, and my one side headache is increasing every day. Please advise.

Query: Thank you doctor,I have suffered from migraine, and my one side headache is more in every day. So please advise about migraine.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. For migraine, Ibuprofen can be prescribed SOS when a headache occurs. If no improvement with Brufen than Sumatriptan or Rizatriptan can be prescribed. Avoid bright light, loud noise exposure. Take atleast six to eight hours of sleep. Avoid fasting and take food b...  Read Full »

Why do I have a sharp pain on right side of the head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I started having intense, sharp, constant pain behind my right eye, right temple area and backside of the right side of my head. It started before three months for once a week for the first three weeks. Then, I started having the sharp pain the every other day. An...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms well. Actually, what you have is cluster headache only. Your symptom profile fits into the classic description of cluster headache. The relief with antibiotics was a mere coincidence. The pain of sinusitis has totally different pattern than ...  Read Full »

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