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Sumatriptan side effects

Dr Louisa Draper

"If you experience serious side effects from sumatriptan or side effects which won’t go away, talk to your doctor. You may need to change your dose or taking a different kind of medication for your migraines."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Sumatriptan is a prescription medication used to treat migraines. There are different types of migraines. The most common symptoms are:

  • severe headaches
  • nausea or vomiting
  • problems with bright light or loud noises
Migraine symptoms are caused by a temporary widening of the blood vessels in your head. Sumatriptan works to relieve these symptoms by reducing the widening of these blood vessels.

Its full name is sumatriptan succinate, but it is also sold under the brand names Imigran or Migraitan.