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Imigran Tablets & Sumatriptan

Imigran is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine. It contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, which belongs to a class of medicines known as triptans.

See Imigran (Sumitriptan) Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

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Imigran (Sumitriptan) Tablets
  • Migraine medications, ergotamine or methysergide
  • Any other 'triptan' migraine medication, e.g. naratriptan, rizatriptan, zolmitriptan, almotriptan or eletriptan (Note: we advise that different types of 'triptans' should not be taken within 24 hours of one another)
  •  MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) or if you have taken an MAOI in the last 2 weeks (e.g. moclobemide, phenelzine, isocarboxazid and tranylcypromine)
  • SSRIs usually used to treat depression (Selective Seratonine Reuptake Inhibitors) e.g. citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxteine, sertraline and priligy
  • SNRIs used to treat depression (Serotonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) e.g. duloxetine, dapoxetine, venlafaxine and mirtazapine, reboxetine, tryptophan, flupentixol, lithium, selegiline
  • St John's Wort (hypericum perforatum)
  • Cimetidine (for indigestion or stomach ulcers)
  • Propranolol (beta blocker)
  • Any current antibiotics (antibiotic course needs to be completed at least 72 hours before taking a triptan)
  • Antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole)
  • The combined oral contraceptive pill (not the progesterone only mini pill)
  • Unilateral motor weakness, double vision, clumsiness or uncoordinated movements?
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Reduced level of consciousness, seizure-like movements (fits)
  • A recent rash with a headache
  • Headache confined to the back of the head
  • Recent marked deterioration in migraine (duration, severity or frequency of attacks)

Triptans include:

  • Imigran (Sumatriptan)
  • Rizatriptan (Maxalt)
  • Zomig (Zolimitriptan)
  • heaviness, pressure or tightness in the body (especially chest or throat)
  • palpitations
  • You will read the Patient Information Leaflet supplied with your medication
  • You will contact us and inform your GP of your medication if you experience any side effects of treatment, if you start new medication, or if your medical conditions change during treatment
  • The treatment is solely for your own use
  • You are over the age of 18 and you have entered your own information for our identity verification checks
  • You have answered all the above questions accurately and truthfully
  • You understand our doctors take your answers in good faith and base their prescribing decisions accordingly, and that incorrect information can be hazardous to your health
  • You will inform your own GP of this purchase if appropriate
  • You are happy for your consultation to be reviewed by a European doctor company, and as such it is not subject to CQC Registration or inspection in England. 
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Imigran is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine. It contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, which belongs to a class of medicines known as triptans.

See Imigran (Sumitriptan) Tablets Patient Information Leaflet


What is Imigran and what does it do?

Imigran is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine. It contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, which belongs to a class of medicines known as triptans.

How does Imigran work?

It is suggested that Imigran works by suppressing certain signals in the brain that are involved during a migraine attack. Imigran typically reduces the headache caused by migraine and decreases the sensitivity to light and sound often experienced during a migraine attack.

When is Imigran prescribed?

Imigran may be prescribed if you have previously been diagnosed with migraine. Imigran tablet are taken as soon as the first signs of a migraine attack appear.

Imigran is only indicated for the treatment of acute attacks of diagnosed migraine. It is not suitable for preventing future attacks of migraine.

Is Imigran suitable for my condition?

The suitability of this treatment is based on a number of factors, such as whether you have any other medical conditions or take any other medicines. All orders are reviewed by our doctor to ensure the requested medicine is safe and suitable to use.

Imigran may be suitable as long as any of the below does not apply to you:

Imigran should not be used if:

  • You are allergic to sumatriptan or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
  • You have a heart problem, a liver disease or have previously had a stroke.
  • You have circulation problems in your legs.
  • You have high blood pressure.
  • You are taking any other medicine to treat migraine.
  • You are taking medicines to treat depression, such as MAOIs, SSRIs or SNRIs.

What is the recommended dosage of Imigran?

You should follow the doctor’s instructions on how to take this medicine. The doses outlined below is for your reference only. Swallow the tablets whole with water, do not chew or crush the tablets.

Never exceed 300mg in any 24 hour period.

Imigran doses for adults

The recommended starting dose for the treatment of acute migraine is 1 tablet (50mg) taken as soon as you feel a migraine attack developing.

If your symptoms come back after 2 hour or more, a second tablet can be taken. 
Note, do not use 2 tablets for the same migraine attack.

Does Imigran cause any side effects?

Yes, Imigran may cause side effects. However, not everyone will experience them. It is important that you read the patient information leaflet before you take Imigran to familiarise yourself with any potential side effects and allergic reactions.

Common side effects associated with taking Imigran include but are not limited to:

  • Pain, heaviness, pressure or tightness in the chest or other parts of the body.
  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick.
  • Tiredness and/or drowsiness.
  • Dizziness or feeling weak.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Aching muscles.

Can I reduce the risk of getting side effects?

Yes, by letting our doctor know about any medicines you may take and any medical conditions you may have. You can do this by adding your information to the online medical questionnaire.

How do I buy Imigran online?

To legally and safely buy Imigran online you need a prescription from a GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctor. Our online doctor service allows you to request a private prescription through a medical questionnaire.

Once you have chosen your medicine and submitted the questionnaire, it will be assessed by one of our doctors. If deemed suitable, the doctor will accept your request and a prescription will be issued.

Your medicine will then be dispensed by our UK pharmacy and sent by tracked delivery to your chosen address. Your medicine is usually dispatched within 24 hours after ordering.

Dosage instructions
Take 50mg-100mg at onset of migraine. Repeat dose after at least 2 hours if required. Repeat dose NOT to be taken if first dose did not work. Max 300mg daily.