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A fast-acting generic medication, equivalent to Imigran, which can help to relieve a migraine headache about 30 minutes after you take it.


What is Sumatriptan?

Sumatriptan is used to treat migraine. The tablets contain an active ingredient called Sumatriptan Succinate, which belongs to a group of medicines called triptans (5-HT, receptor agonists). Migraines, usually identified by a throbbing at the front or on the side of the head, can affect a large number of people on a daily basis, and the root cause can often be difficult to interpret. Imigran can also provide a fast-acting relief to the symptoms of more severe migraines, which can include nausea, sensitivity to light and sound and stiffness in the neck and shoulder area.

What is a migraine?

A migraine will usually start as a headache with throbbing at the front or on the side of the head. As the migraine develops, the location of the pain may change and become more intense. Depending on the severity, the symptoms may include; nausea and vomiting, sensitive to light, visual problems, sensitive to smells, reduced concentration levels, sweating, abdominal pain, feeling generally unwell and occasionally leading to diarrhoea. The symptoms associated with a migraine can vary between individuals and in severe cases can last a couple of days.

How the medication works

Migraine symptoms may be triggered by a temporary swelling of blood vessels in the head due to a temporary chemical imbalance in the body. Sumatriptan counters this chemical imbalance by stimulating receptors in the brain that result in a reduction in the swelling of the blood vessels, thereby relieving the intense pain felt during a migraine.

How to use it

Please consult the enclosed patient information leaflet before using Sumatriptan

The following dosage guide should be followed:

  • Adult (Over 18 Years of age)
  • 50mg at onset of symptoms as soon as possible. Some patients may require 100mg
  • If after taking the first dose your symptoms are reduced, but later return, a second dose of 50mg may only be taken at least 2 hours following the first dose.
  • If the first tablet has no effect, do not take another dose for the same migraine. For further advice contact your GP or the Patient Support Team on 0208 123 0703 or at help@expresspharmacy.co.uk

Maximum daily dosage for Sumatriptan is 300 milligrams

  • 50mg – 6x50mg tablets a day
  • 100mg – 3x100mg tablets a day

Side Effects

The most common side effects associated with the usage of Sumatriptan include; fatigue, dizziness, flushing, sensations of heaviness and short term increases in blood pressure (transient).

Further information on the side effects of Sumatriptan can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Reviews for Sumatriptan 100mg

97% of customers liked this medication (39 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
10-Jun-2017 A higher dose than I use ( as the lower dosage was unavailable) meaning I can split the tablets, they work very well and quickly stop migraines .
02-Jun-2017 Excellent efficient service, quick delivery
24-May-2017 Does exactly what it's supposed to
23-May-2017 Wonder drug handy to keep spare incase I run out
17-May-2017 They worked as expected and were delivered as expected.
15-May-2017 Because they decide im only allowed to purchase it now once in a blue moon eveb though I'm an adult and should be allowed to decide for myself as they let me for years before
13-May-2017 Happy with the medication
11-May-2017 Treatment usually effective if you take early enough.
09-May-2017 Jedyny lek pomagajacy mi na migrenowe bole glowy
08-May-2017 Great product to stop full migraine effect if taken at the first signs of a migraine. This medication has really reduced number of migraines I've had.

View all Reviews for Sumatriptan 100mg

Reviews for Sumatriptan 50mg

100% of customers liked this medication (52 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
05-Jun-2017 Having tried various pills from the doctor which never worked more than a few times, sumatriptan now seems to work every time. Can't live without it for my migraines. I find it takes 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour to work for me.
04-Jun-2017 Very good for my migraines
31-May-2017 Genuine suppliers and always helpful
29-May-2017 User friendly website and prompt delivery
28-May-2017 Very good quick service that was easy to order
23-May-2017 No 50mg in stock, however I was able to get 100mg as replacement.
19-May-2017 This works as well as branded items
12-May-2017 Great product great service
07-May-2017 It works. That's all I wanted to say, but the box required more words so I wrote this.
05-May-2017 Works every time. Great price.

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Medication Quantity Price
Sumatriptan 100mg 6 £24.99
Sumatriptan 100mg 12 £48.99
Sumatriptan 50mg 6 £26.99
Sumatriptan 50mg 12 £52.99

Patient Information

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. The patient information can be found here .

Sumatriptan 50mg is rated 10 / 10 based on 52 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo.
Product Rating:
52 reviews

Estimated delivery

Order in the next to receive your order on the following days:

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Saturday 24 Jun with Royal Mail Special Delivery™

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Saturday 24 Jun - Tuesday 27 Jun with Royal Mail Signed For™

* Please note that delivery estimates don't take public holidays into account, so your delivery may be later if there is a public holiday between today and your estimated delivery date.

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