Treximet Side Effects
Chest pain, dizziness, and nausea are among the most common side effects reported with Treximet. Side effects that are rare but possible (occurring in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug) include pneumonia, nosebleeds, and back pain. Some side effects of Treximet are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including bloody diarrhea, vision changes, or seizures.
As with any medicine, Treximet™ (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes Treximet will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Treximet. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Treximet side effects with you.)
Treximet has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common Treximet side effects included:
- Dizziness -- in up to 4 percent of people
- Drowsiness -- up to 3 percent
- Nausea -- up to 3 percent
- Chest pain or discomfort -- up to 3 percent
- Neck, throat, or jaw pain tightness, or pressure -- up to 3 percent
- Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 2 percent
- Dry mouth -- up to 2 percent (see Treximet and Dry Mouth)
- Unusual sensations, such as burning, tingling, or numbness -- up to 2 percent.