Imigran is an over-the-counter medication designed to treat migraine – a neurological condition that usually involves severe recurring headaches. The illness may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as light and noise sensitivity, nausea and vomiting – this is known as migraine with aura. These symptoms can also be experienced without a headache – this is known as a silent migraine. Imigran contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, which belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin receptor agonists, and treats the condition at its root.
What is the difference between Imigran and Sumatriptan?
Sumatriptan is a generic medicine, which contains the same active ingredient as Imigran. Sumatriptan is medically equivalent to Imigran but is muh cheaper as it is a generic.
How does Imigran Work?
Migraines are believed to be caused by blood vessels in the brain expanding. This results in the throbbing sensation that most sufferers are familiar with. Imigran attacks the condition at its root by narrowing the blood vessels back to their normal size. This action helps to alleviate pain and other symptoms associated with this condition.
When should I take Imigran?
One tablet should be taken when the first signs of migraine are identified. Imigran should be swallowed whole with water. For more information, read the patient leaflet that comes with your medication.
How do I take Imigran?
Imigran is designed for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 only. One tablet should be taken when the first signs of migraine are identified. It’s vital that you do not exceed more than two tablets in 24 hours. You must carefully read the patient information leaflet that accompanies your medication before taking it and if you have any questions or concerns about your dosage, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Will I experience any side effects when I take Imigran?
All medications have the potential to cause side effects. Imigran can cause a number of side effects.
What is a Migraine?
A migraine is a common condition, which affects millions of people across the UK. A migraine is characterized by a severe throbbing headache.
Imigran can cause a number of side effects, including nausea, vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, hot flushes and drowsiness. These are usually mild and temporary. However, if they do not go away or you consider them severe, it’s important to tell your doctor. For a full list of side effects, check the guidelines that come with your tablets or consult a GP or pharmacist.
Over the counter pain-killers such as paracetamol, aspirin or nurofen may help to reduce the symptoms of migraines.
They are most effective when taken as soon as the migraine starts.
Triptans are medications that can help to reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines.
Patient Information Leaflet
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Patient information can be found here.