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Sumatriptan is the generic version of Imitrex and Tosymra. It targets serotonin in the brain to treat complex migraine symptoms like vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. When taken at the first sign of a migraine, it can help reduce or even stop pain entirely.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Sumatriptan (Generic Imitrex)
How does it work?
This medication narrows the blood vessels in the brain and reduces inflammation, helping to alleviate intense headache pain and other migraine symptoms. It can also help relieve cluster headaches.
What does it treat?
This medication treats symptoms related to migraines and cluster headaches, including throbbing head pain, nausea and sensitivity to light. Follow your prescriber’s dosing instructions carefully.
What forms does it come in?
This medication is available in a variety of forms, including tablets, nasal spray and injections. The best choice for you depends on your preferences and the severity of your symptoms. Talk with your licensed provider to discuss your options.
Please note that Sumatriptan injection is not listed among the available options on the Dr. B platform at this time.
Sumatriptan vs. Imitrex
Imitrex is a brand name for a product that contains Sumatriptan, which is used to treat migraines and cluster headaches. They are essentially the same medication.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a migraine prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Sumatriptan 50 mg (2 tablets) start at $3.26.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Sumatriptan 50 mg (2 tablets)*
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Sumatriptan (Generic Imitrex) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Sumatriptan (Generic Imitrex)?
- Relieves migraine and cluster headaches
- Eases pain, nausea and sensitivity
- Starts working quickly
- Safe for most people
Who should not take this medication?
- People who are allergic to this medication or other triptans
- People who have a history of coronary artery disease (the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart, become narrowed or blocked)
- Those who have a history of heart attack or stroke
- People with a history of narrow-angle glaucoma
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
If you have any of these conditions, speak with your medical provider before starting this medication.
How do you take this medication?
In most cases, you take this medication as soon as the headache begins (as directed by your healthcare provider). You can swallow a tablet with water, use a nasal spray or receive an injection depending on your prescription.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Typically, you take this medication as needed when a migraine or cluster headache occurs so there's no daily dosing schedule to miss. If you forget to take it during a migraine, take it as soon as you remember. Do not exceed the recommended dose in a 24-hour period.
What happens if I take too much?
This is a strong medication (potent vasoconstrictor) that can make the blood vessels in your body, including the coronary arteries (those that supply blood to the heart), get narrower or constricted (vasospasm), so taking too much of this medication can increase the risk of side effects like chest pain, spasms, irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure. Follow your medical provider’s instructions and not exceed the recommended limits to avoid these issues.
If you’ve taken too much, contact your healthcare provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) right away.
Can I get Sumatriptan (Generic Imitrex) online?
Dr. B can help you access this medication with a convenient $15 online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your treatment and send an online prescription or refill over to your pharmacy of choice if you qualify.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Not everyone taking this medication has side effects. When they happen, they’re usually not serious. Possible mild side effects include:
If you experience severe side effects like changes in your vision or speech, chest pain or tightness, sudden or severe headache, weakness or numbness in arms or legs, stroke or heart attack—or other serious symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist right away.