Zecuity Side Effects
Some of the commonly reported side effects of Zecuity include reactions at the site of the patch, such as pain, itching, and warmth. In most cases, reactions are minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider if you have more serious problems, such as bloody diarrhea, changes in vision, or hallucinations.
As with any medicine, Zecuity™ (sumatriptan transdermal) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Zecuity. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Zecuity has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people using a patch that did not contain any active ingredient (a placebo). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
Based on these studies, the most common Zecuity side effects were reactions at the site of the patch, including:
- Pain -- in up to 26 percent of people
- Tingling and pricking sensations ("pins and needles") -- up to 9 percent
- Itching -- up to 8 percent
- Warmth -- up to 6 percent
- Discomfort -- up to 6 percent
- Irritation -- up to 4 percent
- Change in skin color -- up to 3 percent.
In addition, most people have skin redness after removing the Zecuity patch. The redness usually goes away within 24 hours.