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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 (39 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
19-Nov-2017 Always used the product, my pharmacy has trouble getting it.
15-Nov-2017 Effective treatment for my condition
11-Nov-2017 Brilliant, migraines gone within 20 minutes.
11-Nov-2017 Great service as always thanks
01-Nov-2017 All I take very good for my migraine
27-Oct-2017 As a chronic migraine sufferer since the age of 11 - unfortunately, it's familial - this medication enables me to have some quality of life.
19-Oct-2017 Sumatriptan are like gold dust to a migraine sufferer. I had foolishly run out of them so I ordered them on line, very pleased with the prompt service
19-Oct-2017 Hint of a migraine took half a tablet (50mg) and nothing developed. Normally once my migraine starts I have it for 3 days.
15-Oct-2017 These tablets are the only thing I have found that are the best thing to cure my bad heads. The only criticism is the price jumped up quite a lot quite quickly
13-Oct-2017 Works on the onset of my migraine the only thing that does!

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Reviews for Sumatriptan 50mg

100% of customers liked this medication (12 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
09-Nov-2017 An excellent product, it's a life changer! So effective as a migraine treatment.
20-Oct-2017 Does the job with regards to migraines
27-Sep-2017 As a regular migraine sufferer, I use these tablets for the headaches that can't be shifted with painkillers. I always carry Sumatriptan with me and would never be without it.
27-Sep-2017 Exvellent.......Very satisfied
07-Sep-2017 I have had this medication prescribed by my own doctor but as a busy full time worker it's difficult to get in to see my doctor to be able to order this online is perfect for me.
17-Jul-2017 they actually work. .........
16-Jul-2017 Excellent product, gets rid of migraine fast. I ordered the 100gm Sumatriptan as the 50gm was out of stock. It's no trouble just to cut each tablet in half.
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

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Prices

Medication Quantity Price
Sumatriptan 100mg 6 £22.99
Sumatriptan 100mg 12 £45.99
Sumatriptan 50mg 6 £22.99
Sumatriptan 50mg 12 £44.99

Patient Information

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

Sumatriptan 100mg is rated 10 / 10 based on 39 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo.
Product Rating:
39 reviews

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19-Nov-2017

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