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Sumatriptan


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 50mg

98% of customers liked this medication (58 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
23-Jan-2017 These are the only thing I've found that can stop my migraine completely. I rely on them to be able to get on with my life.
18-Jan-2017 Fast and effective treatment
17-Jan-2017 Excellent
10-Jan-2017 very fast delivery dervice
08-Jan-2017 Used this before and know it works.
07-Jan-2017 This is the only medication that controls my monthly hormonal migraines. It enables me to work and allows me a good quality of life without it I would suffer immeasurably.
05-Jan-2017 Excellent
03-Jan-2017 So necessary for migraine sufferers.
30-Dec-2016 Packets arrived quickly and securely wrapped. Thanks
25-Dec-2016 Good

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Reviews for Sumatriptan 100mg

98% of customers liked this medication (47 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
22-Jan-2017 The only thing that relieves my bad heads against anything else ive tried
18-Jan-2017 Great service,quick delivery. Not too much packaging.
16-Jan-2017 Excellent
15-Jan-2017 As Above
10-Jan-2017 As Above
08-Jan-2017 so easy and very quick very happy
07-Jan-2017 It is only one medicine to help me with migraine headache.
01-Jan-2017 done exactly what it was supposed to do!
26-Dec-2016 Sumartiptan help me if taken right at the start of a migraine attack
25-Dec-2016 Good

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Prices

Medication Quantity Price
Sumatriptan 50mg 6 £10.00
Sumatriptan 50mg 12 £15.00
Sumatriptan 100mg 6 £12.00
Sumatriptan 100mg 12 £20.00

Patient Information

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

Estimated delivery

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

Wednesday 25 Jan by 10:30AM with UPS Express

Wednesday 25 Jan with Royal Mail Special Delivery™

Wednesday 25 Jan with UPS Next Day Local Collection

Wednesday 25 Jan - Friday 27 Jan 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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At Express Pharmacy, we take customer service seriously and we are proud of the great feedback we've received from our customers.

23-Jan-2017

These are the only thing I've found that can stop my migraine completely. I rely on them to be able to get on with my life.

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