Buy Imigran Tablets Online in the UK
You can request to buy Imigran for Migraines online from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. Once an assessment is complete, you can be prescribed treatment if our doctors approve your order. The prescription is dispensed at our UK pharmacy and can be sent anywhere in the UK with the Royal Mail service.
What is Imigran?
Imigran tablets are a migraine treatment containing the active ingredient sumatriptan. This medicine is specifically designed to reverse the cause of a migraine headache rather than just treating migraine symptoms like painkillers or nausea medicines.
Imigran is made to be taken as soon as you start to feel a migraine coming on, sometimes alleviating migraine symptoms before they become severe. Typically Imigran is only prescribed by doctors if painkillers alone are not effective enough or if your migraines are particularly severe.
Migraines must be diagnosed by a medical professional before using Imigran as it will not benefit non-migraine headaches.
A migraine is characterised by moderate to severe throbbing headache on one side of the head, it sometimes follows visual symptoms known as aura, the cause of migraines is a temporary widening of blood vessels in the brain. Other symptoms of a migraine attack are nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound. Symptoms of an aura are generally seeing bright lights, flashing lights, zigzag patterns which usually dwindle prior to a headache settling in.
If you have migraines on 5 or more days a month or migraines are affecting your quality of life but have not previously been diagnosed by a medical professional talk to your GP about them.
Migraines are usually triggered by certain events. Each person should note their triggers and do their best to avoid them. More information about common triggers can be found on our migraine page.
How does Imigran work?
A widening of the blood vessels in the brain is strongly suspected to be the cause of migraines. Triptans like Imigran (sumatriptan) stimulate the muscles on the widened blood vessels causing them to contract and return to their normal size, relieving or reducing the severity of the migraine.
Imigran and Sumatriptan tablets
Imigran is the brand name version of sumatriptan. There is no difference in the strength and effectiveness of the tablets, only the price and the manufacturer. GSK was the first company to create sumatriptan tablets as Imigran worldwide.
The sumatriptan patent expired allowing more companies to make the medicine. Sumatriptan is available at a significantly reduced cost as other companies have made their version of the medicine and had them tested to prove they are as effective as the original.
How to take Imigran
Swallow whole ONE tablet with water at the first sign of a migraine attack. If your symptoms begin to resolve but return after 2 hours, you may take another dose. Do not take a second tablet for the same attack if the first has no effect. A maximum of 300mg of Imigran may be used within 24 hours.
Imigran Tablet Summary
Take ONE capsule immediately before, during or up to ONE hour after main meals up to THREE times daily
|Type of medicine|
Constricts widened blood vessels in the brain thought to be responsible for migraines
50mg & 100mg tablets
Generic from £7.98 - original Imigran from £39.99
Can include drowsiness, dizziness, facial flushing, tingling
|50mg x 6|
|50mg x 12|
|50mg x 24|
|100mg x 6|
|100mg x 12|
|100mg x 24|
There are many alternatives to Imigran for migraine relief. Most come from the same family of medicines, triptans. Although similar, some people may respond better to one triptan than another. If you find your triptan is not providing enough migraine relief, consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Some alternative treatments include Maxalt wafers, Rizatriptan and Zolmitriptan. If you would prefer an alternative form of Imigran, sumatriptan is the significantly better priced generic version. Imigran also comes in a nasal spray if you would prefer to not take a tablet.
Where can I buy Imigran?
You can buy Imigran online in the UK after completing an online consultation for a prescription with a registered online doctor service. Simple Online Pharmacy offers among the lowest pricing online with no consultation or prescription fees.
How long does Imigran take to work?
Imigran tablets will take between 20-60 minutes to be fully absorbed and work. Nasal sprays and injections work significantly faster but are uncomfortable for some people.
Is Imigran available over the counter?
No, Imigran (sumatriptan) is a prescription-only medicine in the UK. You can get a prescription online by completing an assessment with a registered online doctor service.
Is it ok to buy Imigran online?
Yes, provided you use a UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service, buying the medicine online is safe and legal. It is available after an Imigran questionnaire which is examined by our doctors for safety and prescription purposes.
Imigran side effects
As with all medicines, Imigran can have the potential to cause some side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Side effects can vary in how common they are and their severity. If you experience a side effect that bothers you or is severe, consult your doctor.
Common side effects that can occur in 1-10% of people are:
- Facial flushing
- A tingling sensation
- Nausea (may be due to the migraine itself)
- Temporary increase in blood pressure
Using Imigran too frequently may cause medication overuse headaches. If you require triptan medicines often, speak to your doctor about preventative therapy and your options.
For a full list of potential side effects from Imigran, read the patient information leaflet.
Before using any treatment, it is recommended to read the patient information leaflet.
Warnings & Precautions
Imigran may not be suitable for all people. It is important that you provide an accurate record of your health conditions and other medications to the doctor prescribing your treatment.
Do not take Imigran if you:
- Have experienced an allergic reaction to any listed ingredient of Imigran tablets
- Have a history of heart problems such as heart disease, angina or heart attacks
- Have circulation issued in your legs
- Have had a stroke or mini-stroke
- Have unstable high blood pressure
- Have serious liver problems or disease
- Currently use other migraine medicines of a similar kind
Other Medicines and Imigran tablets
Some medicines may interact with Imigran. It is important that you provide this information to the doctor before use.
In particular antidepressants in the MAOI class (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) can interact with this medicine. If you have taken an MAOI in the last 2 weeks, inform your doctor. Other antidepressants such as SSRIs and SNRIs and some herbal antidepressants such as St Johns Wort can also interact.
Imigran in pregnancy and breastfeeding
There is little clinical evidence of the safety of Imigran in pregnancy. Due to this, it is generally not recommended to use during pregnancy unless under direct instruction by a doctor.
When breastfeeding while taking Imigran it is important to not breastfeed the baby within 12 hours after an Imigran dose. The medicine does pass into the breast milk and to the baby if breastfed. Continue to express breast milk during this time and discard it.
The active ingredient is sumatriptan 50mg or 100mg
The other ingredients that make up the tablet are croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, methyl hydroxypropyl cellulose (E464) lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose and titanium dioxide (E171). The 50 mg tablet also contains 3 additional ingredients lactose, triacetin and iron oxide (E172).
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