Imigran (Sumatriptan) 20mg Nasal Spray (Pack of 2)

Clinically effective treatment for migraines

  • Quicker relief compared to tablets
  • Effective against migraines that occur during periods in women
  • Can be taken with other painkillers
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What is Imigran Nasal Spray?

Imigran Nasal Spray is a medication designed specifically to treat migraine attacks with or without an aura (temporary visual sensory disturbances). Imigran treats acute migraine attacks, which means Imigran should be taken at the start of a migraine, or when you feel like a migraine is coming on. Imigran does not prevent migraines from occurring in the future, and therefore should not be taken if you are not suffering from a migraine attack.

Imigran is effective against migraines that occur during menstruation in women. This is usually between 3 days before and 5 days after the beginning of menstruation.

How does Imigran Nasal Spray work?

Imigran Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient sumatriptan. Sumatriptan is a medicine belonging to a group of drugs called serotonin (5-HT1) agonists (or ‘triptans’). Imigran is designed to specifically treat migraines. Migraines are thought to involve chemical changes in the brain that cause a widening or swelling of blood vessels in the brain, which produces the throbbing pain. Imigran constricts these blood vessels and reduces the release of certain brain chemicals which helps relieve the symptoms of migraine.

Usage and Instructions

Is Imigran Nasal Spray suitable for me?

Imigran is generally well tolerated with few side effects. Start your online consultation to find out!

How long does it take for Imigran Nasal Spray to work?

It takes about 15 minutes Imigran Nasal Spray to take effect as compared to the 30-45 minutes needed for Imigran tablets to work.

How do I take Imigran Nasal SPray?

The recommended dose is 20mg (one spray of Imigran 20mg Nasal Spray).

Administer one spray into one nostril as early as possible after the onset of a migraine headache. If another headache occurs, you can take administer another spray at least 2 hours after the last one.

You must not administer more than 2 doses of Imigran 20mg Nasal Spray in a 24 hour period.

Imigran is equally as effective no matter what stage of the migraine attack it is taken at.

Can I take pain killers with Imigran Nasal Spray?

You can take painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen. It is not advisable to take any opioid painkillers like codeine, dihydrocodeine or co-codamol as these can make you feel even more nauseous (feeling sick) during a migraine attack.

Can I take Imigran Nasal Spray if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

Imigran can be taken during pregnancy if other methods of treating your migraine symptoms have not worked. However, it is best to consult your GP beforehand. Small amounts of Imigran is secreted in breast milk, so you should not breast feed for 12 hours after taking Imigran, during which time any breast milk expressed must be thrown away.

Potential Side Effects

Please read the enclosed Patient Information Leaflet carefully before use. Imigran Nasal Spray is generally well tolerated. Any side effects are usually mild and improves on its own.

Sometimes Imigran can cause dizziness, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, drowsiness and facial flushing.

Some people may also be allergic to the medication and come up with a skin rash, itching, swelling around the lips and face, difficulty breathing or swallowing. If this happens, stop the medication immediately and seek medical attention.