Sumatriptan is a prescription medication used for the treatment of migraine symptoms such as headache, nausea and sensitivity to light or sound.
What is Sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan is a medication used for relieving symptoms of migraines. It is an active ingredient belonging to the drugs classed as 'triptans'. It can be used as a secondary medicine if painkillers (ibuprofen, paracetamol) do not work.
How does it work?
Sumatriptan works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels around the brain to provide some relief. The swelling is usually the cause of headaches and feelings of nausea in patients suffering from migraine.
Is Sumatriptan right for me?
Sumatriptan does not prevent a migraine attack however, it works effectively to reduce symptoms produced by a migraine attack.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some of the commonly reported side effects:
- Flushing of the face
- Feeling heavy in the arms/ legs
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Sumatriptan
Sumatriptan 50 mg: 1 tablet (some patients may require 2 tablets); dose may be repeated after at least 2 hours if migraine recurs; max. 6 tablets in 24 hours
Sumatriptan 100 mg: 1 tablet at onset of symptoms; dose may be repeated after at least 2 hours if migraine recurs; maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours.
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Sumatriptan Tablets Patient Leaflet
Sumatriptan alleviates symptoms by reducing the swelling of blood vessels around the brain.
It is available in the tablet form.
Fill out a series of questions online. This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
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Can Sumatriptan Tablets be used with paracetamol?
Yes, Sumatriptan tablets can be taken with paracetamol. Paracetamol may help to reduce the pain of migraine headaches.
How many Sumatriptan tablets can I take per day?
The recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets as needed for each migraine attack. Do not take more than 8 tablets in any 24-hour period. If your migraine does not go away after taking the first dose, do not take a second dose without talking to your healthcare provider first.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
How quickly does Sumatriptan work?
Sumatriptan tablets usually start to relieve migraine headaches within 30 minutes.
When should I take Sumatriptan Tablets?
You should take Sumatriptan Tablets as soon as you feel a migraine headache coming on. If you wait until the pain is severe, the medication may not work as well.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.