Imigran

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  • Safe and effective migraine treatment
  • First line treatment for Migraine
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What is Imigran?

Imigran is a medication used for the treatment of migraines – it works through the active ingredient sumatriptan, which belongs to a group of medications known as 5HT agonists.

What is migraine? 

Migraine is a common headache disorder, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. A migraine is usually characterised by a moderate to severe headache, felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.

What are the symptoms of a migraine? 

Migraine main symptom includes throbbing or pulsating headache on one side of the head. Usually associated with additional symptoms such as feeling sick or being sick and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The symptoms may vary from one individual to another and some may experience the additional symptoms without the headache. Also, migraine symptoms can last between 4 hours to 3 days.

How does Imigran work?

Imigran works through the active ingredient sumatriptan. This medication belongs to a group of medications called 5HT agonists, and it works to reduce the swelling or widening of blood vessels in the head which is often the source of migraines. This helps to ease the symptoms of the migraine.

How should Imigran be taken?

Imigran should ideally be taken as soon as you feel a migraine coming on, although it can be taken at any point during a migraine attack. Usually, one 50mg tablet should be taken with water. Swallow the tablet whole, do not chew or break it. For some, a 100mg dose may be necessary. Determine which dose is suitable for you with a healthcare professional. Do not use more than one tablet for each migraine attack, and do not take a dose within 2 hours of your previous tablet. Do not take more than 300mg of Imigran in a 24 hour period.

Is Imigran suitable for me?

Imigran is suitable for use by those between the ages of 18 and 65 who suffer from migraine attacks. Do not use Imigran if you have a heart problem, a circulation problem, have had a stroke, have high blood pressure, have liver disease, are taking MAOI antidepressants, or are taking other migraine medications. Do not take Imigran if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, but not everybody gets them.
Some symptoms may be caused by the migraine itself.

  • Allergic reaction-get doctors help straightaway. Signs are rash, hives,, wheezing, swollen eyelids, face and lips.
  • pain, heaviness, pressure or tightness in the chest, throat or other parts
  • unusual sensations including numbness, tingling and warmth or cold.
  • Tiredness or drowsiness
  • Dizziness, feeling weak, or getting hot flushes
  • Temporary increase in blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aching muscles

There are other rare side effects please refer to product leaflet.

More information

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting treatment.

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.945.pdf

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