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    Generic for Imitrex
    30 tablets $8.4 USD
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    Generic for Imitrex
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Do you need a prescription for sumatriptan?

Yes, sumatriptan is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is sumatriptan without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase sumatriptan, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for sumatriptan in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a sumatriptan savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your sumatriptan with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a sumatriptan coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide sumatriptan coupons or FREE sumatriptan samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for sumatriptan in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much sumatriptan?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using sumatriptan. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much sumatriptan. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic sumatriptan?

FDA approval of sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use.

US brand name of sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is available under various brand names, including Imitrex and Zembrace. These brands are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand Name of sumatriptan

In the UK, sumatriptan is available under the brand name Imigran. This brand is manufactured by a specific pharmaceutical company.

Availability of sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is available as a prescription medication and is not available over-the-counter (OTC).

NHS prescription (UK) for sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

FDA approval sumatriptan

Sumatriptan succinate has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults.

Conditions treated by sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is used to treat migraine headaches and cluster headaches when symptoms first start. It’s not used for the prevention of headaches.

Mechanism of action

Sumatriptan is a triptan and belongs to the class of drugs known as selective serotonin receptor agonists. It is a 5-HT 1B and 5-HT 1D agonist and works by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain and reducing the release of certain substances that can cause migraine symptoms.

Is it safe with breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to use sumatriptan while breastfeeding. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider for appropriate alternatives or considerations.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant?

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suspect you may be pregnant, it is important to discuss the use of sumatriptan with your healthcare provider. They can evaluate the potential risks and benefits to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

Forms of sumatriptan

Sumatriptan is available in various forms, including oral sumatriptan tablets, nasal spray, and subcutaneous injection. The specific form and dosage strength prescribed will depend on the individual patient and the severity of their migraines.

Warnings and contraindications for sumatriptan

  • Cardiovascular Effects: Sumatriptan may cause an increase in blood pressure and other cardiovascular effects
  • Tell your doctor if you have heart disease, such as a heart attack, angina (chest pain), stroke, irregular heartbeats, hypertension, Raynaud’s disease, or ischemic bowel disease (bloody diarrhea and stomach pain)
  • Serotonin Syndrome: Sumatriptan may cause serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by rapid changes in mental status, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and hyperthermia. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of serotonin syndrome
  • Medication overuse headaches may occur with overuse of sumatriptan

Side effects of sumatriptan

In clinical trials common side effects of sumatriptan may include:

  • Tingling or numbness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Chest discomfort or tightness
  • Nausea

Get medical help right away if you have any serious side effects such as an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, heaviness in the chest, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and severe skin reactions. Promptly report any adverse reactions to a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Sumatriptan may interact with certain medications, including selective serotonin receptor agonists such as almotriptan, eletriptan, rizatriptan, or zolmitriptan, ergot-type medications such as dihydroergotamine or ergotamine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine, other antidepressants such as amitriptyline, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram, and selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as duloxetine. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter non-prescription medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.

Dosage of sumatriptan

The dose of sumatriptan may vary depending on the individual patient and the specific condition being treated. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much you may take in a 24-hour period.


Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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