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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 100mg

100% of customers liked this medication (45 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
22-Apr-2017 This works most effectively on my migraines - I have been using it (prescribed by doctor) for many years - and just half a 100mg tablet will stop a migraine developing further and keeps me sane and human!
21-Apr-2017 Can't do without these migraine tablets, the only tablets that work for me
20-Apr-2017 Works a treat.Great product.
13-Apr-2017 I suffer with cluster migraines and this medication eases my migraines within 20 minutes.
16-Mar-2017 This product works wonders if taken at early onset of a migrainne
13-Mar-2017 This is the only tablet I have found that gets rid of my bad heads. No side effects
12-Mar-2017 Exactly what I ordered. And delivered promptly
07-Mar-2017 I followed the instructions and the tablets hit my migraine right away.
No fuss or bother in answering the local supermarkets pharmacists 101 questions for wanting to buy only 2 Imigran which have exactly the same results.Fill the questionaire out online with express Pharmacy once and you are done ! No hassle
04-Mar-2017 Great product, works just the same as ones I have received from my gp in the past.
03-Mar-2017 Effective migraine treatment.

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Reviews for Sumatriptan 50mg

100% of customers liked this medication (58 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
14-Apr-2017 Because they do the job and stop my migrain attack.
09-Apr-2017 It's the only medication that allows me to function whilst suffering regular hormonal migraines.
06-Apr-2017 always works for me as recommended by my doctor
06-Apr-2017 Excellent service with fast delivery
04-Apr-2017 Fast registered delivery and an authentic product
31-Mar-2017 Very quick and easy to purchase and quick delivery. Highly recommended
27-Mar-2017 No complaints, product as advertised.
23-Mar-2017 Does what is says on box stops my migraine attack
22-Mar-2017 Excellent product, fast acting.
22-Mar-2017 Quite simply, the tablets work.

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Prices

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

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 58 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo.
Product Rating:
58 reviews

Estimated delivery

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

Tuesday 02 May by 10:30AM with UPS Express

Tuesday 02 May with Royal Mail Special Delivery™

Tuesday 02 May with UPS Next Day Local Collection

Tuesday 02 May - Thursday 04 May with Royal Mail Signed For™

Public holidays are coming up soon on the following dates, so this may cause delays with the postal carrier delivering your package:

  • Monday 1 May 2017

Please ensure you place your order in advance of the aforementioned dates. If you have any questions please contact the Patient Support Team at help@expresspharmacy.co.uk

* 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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22-Apr-2017

This works most effectively on my migraines - I have been using it (prescribed by doctor) for many years - and just half a 100mg tablet will stop a migraine developing further and keeps me sane and human!

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