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Sumatriptan (Imitrex)

Sumatriptan is a medicine that falls into the category of serotonin (5-HT1) agonists. It is one of the most common medications for adults to relieve their migraine symptoms and is made available as a tablet, nasal spray, or injection. 

Oral tablets are the most common option. They are available in different dosage strengths with 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg being the most common. Prescriptions are refillable while the oral tablets may be taken with or without food. Moreover, sumatriptan can be taken after having used pain killers that failed to see the symptoms subside.

The medicine gained approval in 1991, is commonly used throughout the developed world, and is currently prescribed to over seven million Americans each year. Its chemical formula is C14H21N3O2S while its molar mass is 295.40 g·mol−1.

What is Sumatriptan Prescribed For?

Sumatriptain is a medication that is used to treat migraines. It is designed to be used when traditional painkillers have not worked or you require something stronger than NSAIDs. They are traditionally prescribed to patients who experience regular or semi–regular cluster headaches and are only available to adults.

The medicine is used to combat a range of migraine symptoms including light sensitivity and nausea. It can be used as soon as the migraine symptoms begin to show with most individuals noticing the benefits within 30 minutes, although the method of use will have a telling influence on the speed and potency of sumatriptan’s effects.

How Does Sumatriptan Work?

Once sumatriptan tablets have been taken, sumatriptan works by constricting blood vessels that have expanded inside the brain. By reversing the inflammation and swelling, the migraine symptoms become less noticeable. The medicine additionally prevents the release of chemicals that cause further inflammation of the blood vessels. Key issues to consider include;

  • Sumatriptan oral tablets should not be crushed.
  • They take up to three hours (but often minutes) to have an impact.
  • It is important that you do not exceed the prescribed dosage in any 24-hour spell.

Sumatriptan can be used in conjunction with other medications, but those intentions should be discussed with a doctor.

What Are The Side Effects of Sumatriptan?

Sumatriptan is known to have several potential side effects. In severe cases, heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and hallucinations may occur. This can also lead to diarrhea, confusion, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular heartbeats, or difficulties with speaking. However, those dangerous side effects are very rare. The more common issues are;

  • Body temperature changes,
  • Skin tingling,
  • Dizziness, 
  • Exhaustion,
  • Pain in the chest or jaw.

It is not a suitable medication for anyone with angina or heart disease. Other people who should avoid the medicine include people who have had a stroke or seizures in the past. Liver disease, circulation problems, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are additional reasons to avoid sumatriptan oral tablets, injections, or nasal sprays.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sumatriptan

How to Take Sumatriptan?

Sumatriptan oral tablets should be consumed whole, ideally with a glass of water. After taking the initial dose, you may take another tablet after two hours. For nasal sprays and injections, different methods are required and you must consult your pharmacist for clear directions on the method and frequency.

What to Avoid While Taking Sumatriptan?

When taking sumatriptan tablets, you must not crush or chew them. The tablets can also cause problems for anyone who has allergies, which is why you must stay vigilant to hives and rashes. You must never exceed the intended dosage or take tablets more frequently than advised.

Can You Get Sumatriptan Over the Counter?

No, Sumatriptan is a prescription medication and cannot be purchased over the counter. It is only available with a valid prescription from a healthcare provider.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.