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Sumatriptan

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Serotonin Receptor Antagonist, 5-HT3 Imigran® Adult

Sumatriptan - Dosage and How to Use

How should Sumatriptan be used?

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions as to how many tablets to take when the attack starts. It should work within 30 minutes.
  • If your migraine is not completely relieved, you may repeat a dose (usually same as the first dose) 2 hours after the first dose. Do not take more than 4 tablets (200 mg) per day or as per your doctor’s instructions.
  • Do not use sumatriptan too frequently (limit of 10 days per month) as it can cause medication overuse headache (migraine/headache may worsen).
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • If the tablets did not give you enough help with your migraine, consult your doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Sumatriptan - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    ​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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