Sumatriptan is a prescription medication designed to relieve the pain of migraine headaches. While Sumatriptan isn’t intended to prevent migraine headaches or reduce how often they occur, it can treat the symptoms of the migraine headache you do have. Sumatriptan is the generic equivalent of Imitrex.
Pricing with insurance:
Pay as little as $0 for the medication with insurance, plus a $60 medical consultation fee, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.
Pricing without insurance:
Pay as little as $25 per month for the medication without insurance, plus a $60 medical consultation fee, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.
Reducing pain of migraine headaches
- How does Sumatriptan work?
Sumatriptan is a serotonin receptor agonist, which means it constricts the blood vessels around the brain and prevents the brain from receiving the pain signals that would indicate to you that you are experiencing a migraine headache. By doing this Sumatriptan reduces the symptoms of pain, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound that accompany a migraine. This medication does not prevent and reduce the number of migraines you experience.
Sumatriptan is available as both a tablet or auto-injector. The amount of Sumatriptan prescribed and the appropriate dosing varies by patient. Follow your doctor's instructions when taking Sumatriptan to prevent serious side effects.
- Is Sumatriptan easy to get?
Yes! Although Sumatriptan does require a prescription, it's a popular migraine relief medication that can be filled at most pharmacies. At Nurx, we are committed to providing high-quality healthcare to those who need it. If you don't have a regular doctor or don't have insurance, that's no problem. Our expert team of medical professionals and physicians can speak to you about your needs and prescribe Sumatriptan if appropriate. You can then have it mailed directly to your home. It all starts with a consultation fee that's only $60, paid upfront.
- Are there any precautions that should be taken when using Sumatriptan?
As with any medication, you should always consult a doctor before use. Let your prescribing physician know of any medication you're currently taking, including over-the-counter medicine, prescription medication, and even herbal and vitamin supplements. Your doctor will know if there are any medical interactions to be aware of. Also, be sure to discuss your allergies with your doctor. It's important to know if you have taken Sumatriptan or its brand name Imitrex in the past and have had adverse side effects or an allergic reaction.
- Are there any side effects?
As with any medication, Sumatriptan has potential side effects. Common side effects include:
- tingling feeling
- feeling warm or cold
- upset stomach
- muscle cramps
- pain, tightness, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, and/or jaw
- slow or difficult speech
- breaking out in a cold sweat
- shortness of breath
- weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
- sudden or severe stomach pain
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- bloody diarrhea
- sudden or severe stomach pain
- sudden weight loss
- paleness or blue color of the fingers and toes
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- redness, swelling, or itching of the eyes, face, lips, or throat
- change in vision
- What other important information should I know about Sumatriptan?
There may be dangerous side effects from taking an MAO inhibitor within two weeks before or after taking Sumatriptan. You want to also avoid taking another triptan medication within 24 hours of taking Sumatriptan. If you take or have been prescribed either of these, let your doctor or Nurx provider know so they can provide guidance on how to take all of your medications.
- How do I get a prescription for Sumatriptan through Nurx?
We're proud to say that obtaining a prescription for Sumatriptan through Nurx is simple! All you have to do is complete our medical assessment and answer questions so the approved Nurx provider in your state can personalize your treatment plan. If you have used Imitrex in the past with success, let the provider know. We usually prescribe the generics of brand name medications, but with a past history, we can prescribe brand name medications if it is appropriate.
- Can I buy Sumatriptan online through Nurx?
Yes! Our team at Nurx is available to assist you with getting Sumatriptan. After filling out our medical assessment and speaking with a physician regarding your medical history and any medications you're taking, a provider will prescribe Sumatriptan if deemed appropriate. There is no need to go into a doctor's office or wait an unnecessary amount of time before you can start feeling relief from your painful migraines. If you don't have insurance, no problem! At Nurx, we are committed to providing affordable medication for all, so contact us for options.
- How long would it take to deliver Sumatriptan if I bought it online?
You shouldn't have to wait long at all for your Sumatriptan prescription to be mailed to you. Once our medical team has reviewed your request and the pharmacy has received your prescription, your shipment should be ready to go in 72 hours or less. We use USPS one- to three-day priority shipping to provide free shipping, so prescriptions are typically delivered to you in as little as three to five business days after your request is processed.
- Who makes Sumatriptan?
Mylan Laboratories Inc makes Sumatriptan.
- Does Sumatriptan contain caffeine?
No, Sumatriptan does not contain caffeine.
- Does Sumatriptan expire?
Your Sumatriptan prescription will show an expiration date and, if expired, is not recommended for use. It is not recommended to take expired medications since they may no longer deliver the effects you're desiring. Always speak to your doctor before taking any expired medication. If you are disposing of expired medications, always do so safely.
- How does Nurx work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better. For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.