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How should I take sumatriptan?

Swallow sumatriptan tablets with a full glass of water as soon as you notice signs of a migraine headache. Sumatriptan tablets can be taken with or without food. It is important to take the full dosage of medication, so do not chew or crush tablets.

If your migraine does not seem to be improving after taking one dose you may take a second dose of sumatriptan, which should be taken at least two hours after the first. Do not take an extra or double dose of sumatriptan. Overdosing on sumatriptan is very dangerous, so do not take more than 200 mg. of sumatriptan tablets or 40 mg. of sumatriptan nasal spray per day. Use sumatriptan nasal spray and injection exactly as prescribed. Ask your doctor if you do not understand the instructions on the prescription label.

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