Additional triptan migraine relief medications are now available from Dr Fox as tablets, melt-in-the-mouth tablets, and nasal sprays – from £7.10:
- Sumatriptan (50mg & 10mg tablets, and 10mg-20mg nasal sprays)
- Rizatriptan (10mg tablets & melt-in-the-mouth tablets)
- Zolmitriptan (2.5mg or 5mg tablets & melt-in-the-mouth tablets, 5mg nasal spray)
Migraine is common in the UK, affecting about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 12 men. Triptans have been used by millions of people throughout the world for decades and are generally considered safe drugs. Triptan medication is for people under 65, who have been diagnosed with migraine, not for other types of headaches.
People experiencing frequent migraines may benefit from preventative treatments. If suffering more than one migraine per week, see your GP to discuss preventative treatment.
Read medical information and complete a medical questionnaire to order online from Dr Fox:
Comparing different triptans
|Triptan type||NNT effectiveness score*||Speed of symptom relief||2nd dose at 2 hours if symptoms continue||24 hour maximum||Use with propranolol|
|Rizatriptan 10mg tablet||2.7||30 mins||No||2 tablets||No|
|Sumatriptan 100mg tablet||3.5||30 mins||No||3 tablets||Yes|
|Imigran 20mg nasal spray||3.5||15 mins||No||2 sprays||Yes|
|Zolmitriptan 5mg tablet||4.8||1 hour||Yes||2 tablets||Yes|
|Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablet||5||1 hour||Yes||2 tablets||Yes|
|Imigran 10mg nasal spray||5.5||15 mins||No||2 sprays||Yes|
|Sumatriptan 50mg tablet||6.1||30 mins||No||6 tablets||Yes|