Sumatriptan is a type of medicine that is taken to reduce the symptoms and effects of a migraine. While this medication will not prevent migraines from happening, if you take a tablet when your migraine starts it will get to work quickly and relieve the symptoms and effects. Migraines can be extremely painful and effect your ability to work and get on with regular everyday tasks, Sumatriptan helps with this.

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What is the difference between Imigran and Sumatriptan?

Imigran and Sumatriptan are chemically the same, making them similar drugs. The only notable difference between the 2 medications is the brand name that comes with Imigran, making it more expensive. Sumatriptan is known as the generic version of Imigran. There is also no difference in the side effects that could be caused by either drug, or the dosage and effectiveness.


How does Sumatriptan work?

Sumatriptan contains an active ingredient of the same name, and belongs to a family of medicines called triptans. The treatment works by suppressing signals to your brain which occur during a migraine attack. During a migraine attack, the brains blood vessels widen for a short period of time which is the main contributor to the pain that comes with a migraine attack. Sumatriptan adjusts these blood vessels and reduces them back to their regular size, providing relief from the pain.

Sumatriptan relieves the pain and swelling of a migraine, but also reduces your sensitivity to light and sound.


Sumatriptan Dosage:

The dosage of Sumatriptan that you should take differs with the severity of your condition. Your doctor will instruct you on the dosage that he recommends for you, but this is usually around 50mg for most people when their symptoms begin to develop. Some patients may be recommended to take a dose of 100mg instead as their symptoms are worse.

You should not take more than 300mg of Sumatriptan in the space of 24 hours, and you should not take Sumatriptan before you suffer symptoms of a migraine attack.


Side effects of Sumatriptan:

Like any other medicine, Sumatriptan comes with the risk of some side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects which cause concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Pain or tightening of the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling weak or tired

The side effects listed above are fairly mild, but if you suffer any prolonged or severe side effects then you should stop using Sumatriptan immediately and contact your doctor or GP for advice.


Who is Sumatriptan suitable for?

Sumatriptan is designed for adults to use when they are suffering from migraines, but some adults may not be suitable for usage of this medication, because of existing health conditions or medications they may be already taking. If any of the following apply to you, avoid using Sumatriptan and speak to your doctor about suitable medicines for you:

  • Serious liver problems
  • Heart problems or previous heart attacks
  • Below the age of 18
  • Severe high blood pressure
  • Previously suffered from a stroke or mini stroke
  • Problems with blood circulation in your legs
  • Currently using any other medications to treat migraines
  • Currently using St. John’s wort
  • Currently using medication for depression


Can I buy Sumatriptan online?

Yes, you can buy Sumatriptan online from MedsRUs. However, Sumatriptan is prescription only medication so you will first need to have a consultation with one of our registered prescribers who will be able to assess you and provide a prescription if suitable. The consultation process is quick and simple, you just need to fill out a quick questionnaire and if you are deemed suitable, the Sumatriptan will be dispensed sent directly to you.

The process is completely confidential and discreet, takes just minutes and you can order the medication you need without even having to leave your home. Get started now by clicking the ‘Start consultation’ button at the top of this page.