Sumatriptan (P medicine)

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This pharmacy guide will help you and your pharmacy teams supply sumatriptan over the counter (OTC) for the treatment of migraine quickly and safely, in line with its marketing authorisation.

It covers all the considerations before supply as well as a summary of the product information so you can be satisfied that the supply will be clinically suitable and used responsibly and appropriately.

Sumatriptan is licensed as a pharmacy (P) medicine and available OTC.

First published: 21 November 2016
Updated: 11 September 2023

Sections on this page

  • Sumatriptan 
  • Decision-making process for supply 
  • Quantity to supply and repeat requests 
  • Supply to the person’s representative 
  • Counselling 
  • Record keeping 
  • Summary of product information 
  • Migraine 
  • Alternative treatments 
  • Confidence in consultation skills 
  • Further information 

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