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Sumatriptan (Generic Imigran)

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Sumatriptan is a brand of tablet medication taken to treat migraines. You can take Sumatriptan tablets to ease the pain of an ongoing migraine attack, or to ease the symptoms when you notice one starting to form, but it should not be taken as a preventative method before one has begun. Suffering from migraines can make life very difficult. They hurt to the point where thinking is difficult, impair your concentration and mood, can affect your vision and generally get in the way of day to day life. If you have severe migraines frequently, they can make working impossible and laying down in a dark room feel like the only bearable thing to do. Sumatriptan can make migraines more bearable for you.

If you need to take Sumatriptan tablets, you can buy them online safely from a UK doctor such as Doctor-4-U by completing our simple medical questionnaire and getting a certified prescription. It will be dispatched within 24 hours.

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review Date: 11/03/2019

See Sumatriptan Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

Branded vs Generic What's the difference?

Generic Name - Each medicine has an approved name called the generic name. A group of medicines that have similar actions often have similar-sounding generic names. For examples, phenoxymethlpenicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin and flucloxacillin are in one group of antibiotics.

Brand (Trade) Name - Many medicines also have one or more bran names. This is chosen by the company that makes it. Several companies may make the same generic medicine, each with their own brand name. The name is often chosen to be memorable for advertising, or to be easier to say of spell than the generic name. For example, paracetamol is a generic name. There are several companies that make this with the brand names such as Panadol, Calpol etc

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  • The maximum dose of sumtriptan tablets is 300mg in a 24 period. This should not be exceeded.
  • The maximum dose of sumatriptan nasal spray is up to two sprays in any 24 hour period. This should not be exceeded. 
  • The recommended dose of sumatriptan is either one 50 or 100mg tablet at the first sign of a migraine, or one nasal spray.
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Sumatriptan is a type of medicine taken to reduce the symptoms of a migraine attack. While it is not designed to prevent migraine attacks from occurring, you can take these tablets once an attack has begun, or as you start to experience symptoms.

Migraines can be very painful and disrupt your ability to think clearly and go about your daily life. Sumatriptan is able to relieve this problem.

What is the difference between Imigran and Sumatriptan?

Chemically, Imigran and Sumatriptan are the same drug. They both have the same ingredients list (sumatriptan). The only difference is that Imigran has a brand name on it, which makes it more expensive, whereas Sumatriptan is what is known as a “generic” drug. There is no difference in side effects, dosage, or interference with other medications between the two products.

However, if you have previously been taking Imigran, and are taking multiple medications that mean you may get them confused if you changed the name/packet type of your painkiller, you may wish to continue taking Imigran.

How does Sumatriptan work?

Sumatriptan contains an active ingredient of the same name, which belongs to a family of medicines called triptans. The treatment works by suppressing certain signals in the brain. During a migraine attack, the brain’s blood vessels temporarily widen and this is a major contributor to the painful symptoms people get. But the adjustments which sumatriptan make are able to narrow these blood vessels, which provides relief from the swelling and pain.

This medication can not only reduce your headache but it also decreases your sensitivity to light and sound. Remember that you may only use this medication to resolve migraines once they have been diagnosed as the cause of the pain.

Is Sumatriptan suitable for me?

Sumatriptan is designed for adults suffering from migraines. However, your medical history or other medications you are taking may mean it isn’t right for you.

You should not take sumatriptan and consult your doctor about alternative treatments if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have a heart problem (such as angina) or have experienced a heart attack in the past
  • You have a serious liver disease
  • You have previously had a stroke or mini-stroke
  • You have a severe case of high blood pressure (you may still be able to use sumatriptan if your case is mild and it is being treated)
  • You have blood circulation problems in your legs
  • You are taking other medication to treat migraines or depression (such as anti-depressants like monoamine oxidase inhibitors, also known as MAOIs)
  • You are below the age of 18

It is worth telling your doctor or local pharmacist if you have any other health conditions besides those mentioned above or you are pregnant or breast-feeding. You may still be able to take sumatriptan anyway, but a cautious approach is the safest one.

If you are taking any other medicines, then you should mention these to your doctor or local pharmacist, since certain ones can interact with the effects of sumatriptan and other migraine medications.

It’s particularly important to mention if you are taking any of the following:

  • Any other medicines used to treat migraines (you should not use sumatriptan at the same time as other migraine treatments)
  • Any medicines used for treating depression (these should not be taken together with sumatriptan)
  • St John’s Wort

Sumatriptan dosage instructions

Your doctor will advise you on the dosage you should be taking. The usual recommended dose is 50mg when your symptoms begin to develop. Some patients may need to take a dose of 100mg instead, but you should only do this if your doctor advises this is what you should take.

Do not take Sumatriptan before you begin to get symptoms, and do not take more than 300mg in any 24-hour period. Do not take more than one tablet per migraine attack.

What are the side effects of using Sumatriptan?

Like all medications, Sumatriptan may have side effects, but not everyone gets them. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling weak/tired/drowsy
  • Dizziness
  • Pain, pressure, heaviness or tightening in the chest. These effects may be intense but usually pass quickly

The common side effects listed above are usually short-lasting and relatively mild. However, if you experience any side effects which feel severe or prolonged, then stop using sumatriptan and contact your doctor for advice. If you think you may be having an allergic reaction (symptoms can include swelling of the hands and face plus difficulty breathing) then contact a doctor or hospital immediately.

Do you need a prescription for Sumatriptan?

Yes, you require a prescription from a GMC/EU certified doctor in order to buy Sumatriptan online. With Doctor-4-U’s simple consultation process, you can get a prescription for Sumatriptan safely and quickly. You will have to fill out a short medical questionnaire provided before confirming your order. If you are deemed suitable for your prescription, it will usually be dispatched within 24 hours. If not, you will receive a full refund.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Advice on Addiction and Medication Restrictions

If you are at all worried or concerned about an addiction to any type of medication, we urge you to speak to a professional for help and advice. Below are links to organisations that can help.

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    Take 50–100mg 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.
    Active ingredient: Sumatriptan Succinate
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    Active ingredient: Sumatriptan Succinate
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