Sumatriptan (P medicine)

Quick reference guide

Sumatriptan is a 5-HT1 - receptor agonist and is licensed as a P medicine, for the acute relief of migraine attacks with or without aura, as a 50mg tablet.

See the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary on Migraine for information on migraine symptoms and diagnosing migraine.

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  • Counselling points
  • Contraindications (and other referral criteria)
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