Drug InteractionsSumavel can potentially interact with several other medications (see Sumavel Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Sumavel, talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially a history of heart disease, angina, an irregular heart rhythm, or a heart attack
- 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, including ischemic bowel disease, or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Gone through menopause
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Sumavel and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Sumavel and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Sumavel Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)