Imigran (Sumatriptan)

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Imigran is the brand name of Sumatriptan Succinate, a prescription medication used in the treatment of migraine. Migraines are defined as moderate to severe headaches presenting as a throbbing pain on the side of the head. They are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, as well as a heightened sensitivity to light and/or sound, referred to as aura. In certain individuals these associated symptoms can be experienced without a headache in what is called a silent migraine.

Imigran contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, which belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. Imigran (sumatriptan) works to treat the root cause of migraines through a complex neurological mechanism of action. By acting on serotonin (5HT) receptors in the brain, Imigran (sumatriptan) causes the contraction of blood vessels in the brain and resulting in successful treatment of migraine symptoms.

Imigran (sumatriptan) tablets are available to purchase from Smart Chemist in both branded and generic form. Fill out our medical questionnaire online and get effective migraine relief treatment delivered to your door.

Patient information

*Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment.

Why choose Imigran?

Suffering from migraine attacks can negatively impact your quality of life. Its effects can be wide ranging and debilitating, commonly interfering with a suffers ability to work, study, and complete daily tasks. Its effects can also strain both professional and personal relationships.

Imigran (sumatriptan) is a widely prescribed and effective treatment for migraine. Imigran (sumatriptan) was one of the first drugs to be developed to treat the condition. It has a fast onset of action, meaning it can alleviate symptoms of a migraine just 30 minutes after takinga dose.

Imigran (sumatriptan) should be used to treat the symptoms of migraine only, and not used as a preventative measure.

What dose should I take?

The recommended starting dose for Imigran (sumatriptan) in accordance with the British National Formulary (BNF) is 50-100mg to be taken at the onset of a migraine attack, followed by 50-100mg at least 2 hours later if symptoms of migraine recurs.
If symptoms persist for more than 2 hours and there is no response to the initial dose, a second dose should not be taken for the same attack.

The maximum daily dose of Imigran (sumatriptan) is 300mg in any 24 hour period. Imigran (sumatriptan) is licensed for us in adults between the ages of 18-65 years.

For more information on which combination to choose or to find out if Imigran (sumatriptan) is right for you, speak to one our expert pharmacists on 0203 167 8789.

How should I take Imigran?

Imigran (sumatriptan) should be taken orally at the onset of a migraine attack, and swallowed whole with a glass of water. Imigran (sumatriptan) can be used alongside other forms of analgesia such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

How does Imigran work?

Migraine symptoms have been linked to the temporary dilation (widening) of blood vessels in the brain, resulting in the throbbing like pain commonly associated with migraine. Imigran (sumatriptan) is a selective serotonin (5HT) receptor agonist. It works to treat migraine symptoms by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain, resulting in the constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels returning them back to their original state. 

Imigran (sumatriptan) should be used to treat the symptoms of migraine only, and not used as a preventative measure.

What are the side effects of Imigran?

Common side effects associated with Imigran (sumatriptan) include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness

To find out more about the associated side effects of Imigran (sumatriptan) please read the patient information leaflet provided or contact your doctor. Alternatively you can speak to one of our expert Pharmacists at Smart Chemist.