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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 (32 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
26-Nov-2016 Excellent
26-Nov-2016 As good as any product used in the past.
22-Nov-2016 Very good service,quick delivery, easy to order and quick delivery
15-Nov-2016 Have suffered from migraine for over forty years and these work really well if you catch it quickly.
14-Nov-2016 Excellent product, after taking just 1 tablet my migraine goes within 15 - 20 mins.
11-Nov-2016 Excellent i fi d that the prescription is the only thing that works on my migrains
10-Nov-2016 Excellent
10-Nov-2016 As Above
07-Nov-2016 Goods as expected .Never had a problem.
07-Nov-2016 Good

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Reviews for Sumatriptan 50mg

98% of customers liked this medication (41 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
03-Dec-2016 Work very well, no side effects as far as I am concerned.
02-Dec-2016 Product is the only thing to help ease my regular migraines
24-Nov-2016 It does what it says quickly, giving peace of mind when travelling.
23-Nov-2016 Excellent value generic product, used as a back up for times when its not practical to use my imigran injection
21-Nov-2016 Migraine's be gone !! Great product
19-Nov-2016 Excellent
19-Nov-2016 Have had various medication from the doctor for migraines and then decided to try sumatriptan over the counter, which amazingly worked. To buy over the counter is extremely expensive, but from express pharmacy is such a good price. Touch wood they still work every time.
17-Nov-2016 Excellent
17-Nov-2016 If you suffer with migrains and you take ordinary painkillers, buy these, i used to spend days in bed in a dark room waiting for it to go, take these and within a few hours its gone. Excellent product
16-Nov-2016 Effective relief from migraine.

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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 .

Estimated delivery

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

Wednesday 07 Dec by 10:30AM with UPS Express

Wednesday 07 Dec with Royal Mail Special Delivery™

Wednesday 07 Dec with UPS Next Day Local Collection

Wednesday 07 Dec - Friday 09 Dec 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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