fbq('track', 'ViewContent');

Sumatriptan


Expected Delivery Date: Thursday, 25 May
Order Within:
In Stock

Our Prices

Quantity Sumatriptan 50mg Sumatriptan 100mg
6 tablets £18.99 £19.99
12 tablets £23.99 £24.99
18 tablets £28.99 £29.99
24 tablets £33.99 £34.99

What Is Sumatriptan?

Sumatriptan Generic is a popular migraine treatment. It is the generic version of Imigran, and like Imigran it contains the active ingredient sumatriptan succinate. Sumatriptan belongs to a class of medications known as triptans. Triptans are different to painkilling medications, as they work to reverse the changes in the brain that are thought to induce a migraine attack. They also work to alleviate the symptoms associated with a migraine.

What is the difference between Imigran and Sumatriptan?

Imigran is the branded version of the generic medicine Sumatriptan. Generic medicines are medically equivalent to their branded version but are available at a lower price.

How does Sumatriptan Work?

Sumatriptan succinate is thought to reverse the temporary widening of blood vessels in the brain. The widening of these blood vessels is thought to contribute to a migraine attack. By stimulating receptors called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors found in the brain and therefore contracting the blood vessels, sumatriptan succinate works to treat the cause of a migraine, as well as helping to reduce any associated symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound.

When should I take Sumatriptan?

Sumatriptan should be used when simple analgesics such as paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen or these simple analgesics combined with codeine are not effective. Sumatriptan can be used by people who experience less than 10 episodes of migraine each month. Sumatriptan should be taken at the beginning of a migraine, but it should not be taken to prevent a migraine, rather only to treat one.

How do I take Sumatriptan?

It does not matter if you take Sumatriptan with or without food. Take Sumatriptan with some water. One dose of Sumatriptan should be taken at the beginning of migraine onset. Wait for at least two hours after the first dose before taking a second dose. You should only take a second dose if the first dose was at least somewhat effective, but it did not completely relieve your migraine symptoms or your headache came back. You should not take a second Sumatriptan dose if the first dose did not work, but you can try taking Sumatriptan again for a future migraine.

Will I experience any side effects when I take Sumatriptan?

There is the potential for all medications to cause side effects. However, the particular side effects experienced will vary from person to person. Sumatriptan is safe and effective for the majority of people who are eligible for treatment with it. Some common side effects that may be associated with Sumatriptan can include nausea, vomiting, tiredness/drowsiness, or dizziness. These side effects affect less than 1 in 10 people. If you have any concerns about side effects, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

What is an Overuse headache and what should I do?

A medication overuse headache, or a rebound headache, can be caused by the overuse of the drugs used to treat migraines. This is why it is very important that you speak to your doctor if you need to take more than 10 doses of Sumatriptan tablets in a month. Your doctor may instead need to discuss prescribing you preventative medication that you can take regularly to help prevent migraines.

What is a Migraine?

A migraine is a common condition, which affects millions of people across the UK. A migraine is characterized by a severe throbbing headache. Pain is usually felt at the front or side of the head. Approximately 20% of women and 7% of men experience migraines.

Side Effects

Like any medicines, Sumatriptan can cause side effects, but not everybody may experience them. Some symptoms may be caused by the migraine itself.

Common side effects of Sumatriptan include pain, heaviness, pressure or tightness in the chest, throat or other parts of the body, or unusual sensations, including numbness, tingling and warmth or cold. These effects may be intense but generally pass quickly. Some people also experience nausea, dry mouth and drowsiness. These side effects are usually mild and improve on their own.

Alternatives

Pain-Killers

Over the counter pain-killers such as paracetamol, aspirin or nurofen may help to reduce the symptoms of migraines. They are most effective when taken as soon as the migraine starts.

Triptans

Triptans are medications that can help to reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines. MedExpress offers a wide range of triptan migraine medication.

Patient Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. Patient information can be found here.

Recent Sumatriptan Reviews

Rated 9.8 /10 based on 297 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo (see all MedExpress Reviews).

Date Rating Customer Review
May 19, 2017

Product Review:

Ive always used this product for migraines works a treat

Service Review:

Such a quick and easy service. Quick 2minute questionaire for my symptoms and picked the desired medication. Ordered at around 11pm and it was delivered by about 10am the next morning. Such a good company.

May 16, 2017

Product Review:

Just the same as I get from my GP. Only thing that works to relieve migraines

Service Review:

Fantastic service - even with delivery it worked out cheaper than the NHS. I have saved time having to go miles to pick up my prescription and money. Thank you should have done this years ago!

May 16, 2017

Product Review:

Only thing that gets rid of my migraine

Service Review:

Very fast and easy to use

May 10, 2017

Product Review:

Excellent product Fantastic online service

Service Review:

Excellent service Delivered quickly Will recommend

May 9, 2017

Product Review:

This medication is invaluable. It keep my migraines under control and allows me to live normally without worrying about the next headache. Works well and with very little side-effects.

Service Review:

Good advice. Clear information and a good product line.

"Fantastic"
By Samantha on 19 May 2017

Product:

Ive always used this product for migraines works a treat

Service:

Such a quick and easy service. Quick 2minute questionaire for my symptoms and picked the desired medication. Ordered at around 11pm and it was delivered by about 10am the next morning. Such a good company.

By Ilona on 16 May 2017

Product:

Just the same as I get from my GP. Only thing that works to relieve migraines

Service:

Fantastic service - even with delivery it worked out cheaper than the NHS. I have saved time having to go miles to pick up my prescription and money. Thank you should have done this years ago!

By Sioned on 16 May 2017

Product:

Only thing that gets rid of my migraine

Service:

Very fast and easy to use

"Fantastic service"
By Phil on 10 May 2017

Product:

Excellent product Fantastic online service

Service:

Excellent service Delivered quickly Will recommend

"Excellent service"
By Adam on 25 April 2017

Product:

Excellent prompt service, highly recommended

Service:

Excellent prompt service, and good value for money

Read More Sumatriptan Reviews

Latest Migraine Articles

All I Don’t Want For Christmas… Is A Migraine!

As Santa and his elves are busily preparing to deliver presents to millions of children across the globe, many of us are also busily preparing for Christmas.  There are presents to be bought and wrapped, Christmas dinner to be planned, relatives to be invited, parties to be attended and all manner of other details to […]

Read the full article: All I Don’t Want For Christmas… Is A Migraine!


Discreet Service

Plain packaging
guaranteed

Discreet package

Choose what appears on
your bank statement

Discreet bank statement

Option to collect from
your local Post Office™

10,500+
local branches

How our service works

It’s quick, easy, and safe to order from MedExpress — your fully regulated, London based online pharmacy.

Answer
simple questions

Select the treatment or
medication you need.

A prescriber reviews
your answers

Our qualified UK prescriber review
your questionnaire and issue a
private prescription.

Your medication
is dispatched

Medication is dispensed and delivered from our Central London Pharmacy

Watch our video to find out more

Delivery Information

We’ve got a range of delivery options that suit you. All medication is sent using non-branded, discreet packaging.

Delivery service Price Details
Signed For 1st Class £2.90

Usually Next Working Day (including Saturdays). May take up to 3 working days.

Orders placed before 4pm on weekdays will be dispatched the same day.

Special Delivery 1pm Guaranteed £5.95

Guaranteed Delivery Before 1pm Next Working Day (including Saturdays to residential addresses).

Orders placed before 4pm on weekdays will be dispatched the same day.

Special Delivery 9am Guaranteed £13.95

Guaranteed Delivery Before 9am Next Working Day (including Saturdays to residential addresses).

Orders placed before 4pm on weekdays will be dispatched the same day.

Post Office Collection £3.95

Collect from your local Post Office.

Usually Next Working Day (including Saturdays). May take up to 3 working days.

Same Day Courier (London Only) £4.95-£19.95 (depends on distance)

Same day delivery (available Monday - Friday on orders placed before 4pm). Signature required on delivery.

Orders over the weekend will be delivered on Monday.

Delivery to remote Scottish Highlands & British Isles may not be guaranteed and may take longer than 1 day (more info) .

This product is not available for international shipping

Find out more about our delivery services

Recommend a friend, and you’ll both get £5!

Share your code

Friends get £5 off

You get £5 credit