What is Sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan tablets are used to treat migraine headaches, commonly known as migraines.
Migraine symptoms may include: a throbbing headache on one side of the head, disturbed vision, vomiting or nausea, and a sensitivity to sound or light. Experiences of migraine will vary from person to person but can be very painful and uncomfortable for the sufferer.
We still do not know exactly what causes a migraine, but many people report certain physiological or dietary factors as triggers. Tiredness, stress and hunger are all thought to play a role in some people, as are certain foods and drinks such as those containing caffeine, dark chocolate, cheese and red wine.
How does Sumatriptan work?
Sumatriptan works by reducing the temporary widening of blood vessels in the head that cause a migraine headache. This in turn relieves the symptoms of the headache.
Sumatriptan tablets will only work once the migraine attack has started and you are experiencing symptoms of a migraine headache. It cannot be used to prevent an attack.
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