Alsuma Warnings and Precautions
If your healthcare provider recommends Alsuma for treating migraines or cluster headaches, make sure he or she knows if you have a history of heart attack, chest pain, or any kind of heart problem. This medicine can cause serious problems for some people and may react with several other medications. Other safety precautions to be aware of include warnings about using Alsuma while pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Alsuma™ (sumatriptan) if you have:
- A history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Certain blood vessel conditions, such as:
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Ischemic bowel disease
- Raynaud's phenomenon
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.