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Sumatriptan Tablets (50mg )

Sumatriptan Tablets (50mg )

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Are you looking for fast & effective migraine relief? You can buy sumatriptan tablets from Star pharmacy.  All you need to do is fill in a simple medical questionnaire and if treatment is suitable for you a supply will be made by our experienced pharmacist, under a patient group direction. However, if you are not eligible and/ or need to be referred to another practitioner then a supply will not be made and a full refund will be issued.

Sumatriptan tablets are the most common prescription migraine treatment in the UK and are a generic, low-cost version of the branded medicine Imigran. When used, and safely combined with painkillers or anti-sickness medicines, sumatriptan can help you to quickly and effectively treat migraines, so you can get on with your day.

 

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What is a Migraine headache?

A migraine is a type of headache characterized by a throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on one side of the head. Migraines are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. The pain and symptoms associated with migraines can be severe and disabling, and they can last for hours to days.

The exact cause of migraines is not fully understood, but they are believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Triggers for migraines can vary from person to person and may include certain foods, hormonal changes, stress, lack of sleep, and environmental factors.

Treatment for migraines may involve lifestyle changes, identifying and avoiding triggers, and medications. There are both acute treatments (to relieve the symptoms during an attack) and preventive treatments (to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines). If you experience severe or recurrent headaches, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.

How does Sumatriptan work to treat migraines?

Sumatriptan causes the blood vessels in the brain to contract. As some of the changes that occur in the brain to trigger a migraine attack are believed to involve the blood vessels widening, Sumatriptan helps reverse this process and relieve the symptoms of migraine. Sumatriptan effectively stimulates serotonin receptors in the brain, which cause the muscles surrounding the blood vessels in the brain to contract. Sumatriptan also stabilises some of the chemical changes that occur in the brain during a migraine attack. The active ingredient is sumatriptan succinate.

Sumatriptan usually starts to work after 30 minutes, therefore it is important to take it as soon as possible after a migraine has started.

You can buy sumatriptan tablets from Star pharmacy.  All you need to do is fill in a simple medical questionnaire and if treatment is suitable for you a supply will be made by our experienced pharmacist, under a patient group direction. However, if you are not eligible and/ or need to be referred to another practitioner then a supply will not be made and a full refund will be issued.

Taking Sumatriptan

• A single dose (50mg) taken as early as possible after the onset of migraine headache
• It is equally effective at whatever stage of the attack it is taken
• The patient should be advised to combine sumatriptan therapy with paracetamol (first-line), or aspirin, or NSAID
• Combination of sumatriptan, and paracetamol (or aspirin/NSAID), plus an anti-emetic (metoclopramide) should be considered for all patients, even in the absence of nausea/vomiting (NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary)
• If the patient does not respond to the first dose, a second dose should not be taken for the same attack
• If the patient has responded to the first dose, but the symptoms recur, a second dose may be taken in the next 24 hours, provided that there is a minimum interval of 2 hours between the two doses
• No more than 300mg should be taken in any 24-hour

Alternate (over the counter) medication for migraines

There are some over the counter medications that can be used initially to try and combat migraine pain and nausea. Some of the products that we sell at Star pharmacy include:

Paracetamol

Ibuprofen

Aspirin

Buccastem M to help with nausea.

 

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