Stop migraines in their tracks with Sumatriptan, the fast-acting migraine and severe headache relief treatment. Sumatriptan relieves common symptoms including: pain and pressure in the head, increased sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting.
Sumatriptan 50 mg
Sumatriptan 50 mg is the lowest dose we currently offer at My Pharmacy with Sumatriptan 100 mg being the highest. Each Sumatriptan 50 mg box contains six tablets and a patient information leaflet.
Depending on how severe your condition is, your doctor may prescribe lower or higher doses. Typically lower doses such Sumatriptan 50 mg are used for long term treatment plans, where it is desirable to find the lowest effective dose. Meanwhile, a higher or highest dose is used for acute, life threatening conditions, when a rapid treatment response is required.
This won’t apply to Sumatriptan 50 mg and Sumatriptan tablets as they won’t be used for life threatening conditions.
The Sumatriptan dosage should always be followed exactly as your doctor has told you. If you aren’t sure about your Sumatriptan dosage, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Recommended Sumatriptan Dosage for Adults:
Adults should take a single dose of Sumatriptan 50 mg in the event of a migraine attack. Some may need a single dose of 100 mg Sumatriptan.
Recommended Sumatriptan Dosage for Children & Adolescents:
Sumatriptan tablets are not recommended in children and adolescents.
Recommended Sumatriptan Dosage for the Elderly:
Sumatriptan tablets are not recommended for this age group.
Recommended Sumatriptan Dosage for patients with liver impairment:
A doctor may prescribe Sumatriptan 50 mg.
Ibuprofen and Sumatriptan
Taking Ibuprofen and Sumatriptan together should be fine. If a first dose of Sumatriptan tablets doesn’t work, it’s fine to take a painkiller containing aspirin, paracetamol or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen.
There have been no interactions found between Ibuprofen and Sumatriptan, but this doesn’t necessarily mean no interaction exist.
If you are unsure whether you should take Ibuprofen and Sumatriptan together, be cautious and speak to your doctor first.
Sumatriptan Migraine should only be used to relieve an on-going migraine attack and should never be used to prevent migraine attacks from occurring. You can use Sumatriptan migraine for headaches with or without what is known as an ‘aura’.
It can be used to treat several types of migraine, including:
- Migraine with aura – this is when there are specific signs a migraine attack is about to happen, such as experiencing flashing lights in your vision
- Migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine occurs without any warning signs
- Migraine aura without a migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but the headache doesn’t develop
Sumatriptan migraine is also available as a nasal spray called Imigran.
What Is Sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan is a generic drug used to treat migraine headaches. It belongs to a group of medicines called triptanes, which are used to treat migraine headaches.
Triptanes are a group of medicines that are used to ease symptoms of a migraine or cluster attack. They include almotriptan, eletriptan, rizatriptan etc.
How Does Sumatriptan Work?
When someone experiences migraine symptoms, it’s believed that his is caused by the widening of blood vessels in the head, albeit temporarily. Taking Sumatriptan tablets is understood to reduce the widening of these blood vessels and constrict them, helping relieve the headache and other symptoms of a migraine attack.
Sumatriptan should not be used to prevent a migraine attack. Only use it when a migraine attack has started.
Further information about how does Sumatriptan work can be found in the patient information leaflet. If this is your first time using this medication it may be useful to found out more about how does Sumatriptan work from your doctor.
Sumatriptan 100 mg
Sumatriptan 100 mg is currently the highest dose we have available at My Pharmacy. Higher doses such as Sumatriptan 100 mg are used when conditions are more severe or treatment needs to act fast.
Sumatriptan and Alcohol
Sumatriptan and alcohol should be fine when taking together. Alcohol does not affect how Sumatriptan tablets work. However, it’s best to avoid taking Sumatriptan and alcohol during a headache attack. Symptoms of a migraine attack can worsen when alcohol has been consumed.
Consuming alcohol also increases the chance of triggering a migraine or cluster headache. We would not recommend taking Sumatriptan and alcohol together, even though it’s safe to do so.
Sumatriptan Side Effects
Like with all medicine, Sumatriptan Side Effects can occur but these aren’t experienced by everyone. If you experience any of these Sumatriptan side effects, especially if any of them are getting progressively worse, immediately stop and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Below is a list of Sumatriptan Side Effects experienced more, or less when people have taken Sumatriptan tablets. For a full list, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
If you experience any of the following allergy symptoms, stop taking Sumatriptan tablets immediately and contact a doctor.
- Rash, hives, wheezing, swollen eyelids, face or lips
- Nausea or vomiting
- Tiredness or drowsiness
- Hot flushes, feeling weak, dizziness
- Temporary blood pressure increase
- Shortness of breath
- Aching muscles
- Liver function changes. If a blood test is being taken to check liver function, a doctor or nurse must be made aware you are currently taking Sumatriptan tablets.
Taking Sumatriptan pregnancy is not thought to be harmful, however there is not enough research to be certain. Other medicines may be a safer option during pregnancy, so it’s best to talk to your doctor to weight the benefits and risks of Sumatriptan pregnancy.
Follow the advice given to from your doctor or specialist about Sumatriptan pregnancy.
Can You Take Paracetamol with Sumatriptan?
We are often asked “Can you take Paracetamol with Sumatriptan?”
Yes, if a dose of Sumatriptan doesn’t help relieve the symptoms of a migraine, it’s fine to take a painkiller containing paracetamol.
If you have any further questions regarding can you take Paracetamol with Sumatriptan, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
When to take Sumatriptan
- It’s best to take sumatriptan as soon as you feel a migraine coming on, although – you can take it at
any time during an attack
- Don’t use sumatriptan to try to prevent an attack – only use it after your migraine symptoms start.
How much to take
Adults aged 18 to 65
- The usual dose for adults aged 18 to 65 is one Imigran 50 mg tablet, swallowed whole with water. Some patients may need a 100 mg dose – you should follow your doctor’s advice.
If your symptoms start to come back
• You can take a second Imigran tablet if at least 2 hours have passed since the first tablet.
Don’t take more than 300 mg in total in 24 hours.
If the first tablet has no effect
• Don’t take a second tablet or any other Imigran preparation for the same attack. Imigran can still be used for your next attack.
Sumatriptan is not affected by food, so you can take it with or without food alongside it. If your first dose has absolutely no effect on your symptoms, do not take another dose for the same migraine. Instead, contact your pharmacist or GP for further advice.
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Sumatriptan Over The Counter
Yes and no. Sumatriptan over the counter is not available if you haven’t previously been diagnosed with migraines. Sumatriptan tablets are a prescription only medicine and requires your GP to prescribe it for you.
If you’ve been previously diagnosed with migraines, Sumatriptan over the counter is available from most pharmacies.
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Sumatriptan tablets are one of many different migraine treatments we have available at My Pharmacy. Before changing treatments you should consult with your doctor and try to find the best Sumatriptan alternative for you and your migraine severity.
You may want to consider some of the following as a Sumatriptan alternative: