Imigran® Migraine is for acute relief of migraine in patients who have a stable, well-established pattern of symptoms.
Imigran® Migraine has been designed specifically for migraine relief and has been helping provide Australians with migraine relief for over 25 years. It’s an effective migraine treatment and when taken early, helps to stop the onset of migraines and associated symptoms.
Imigran® Migraine is only used to relieve migraine attacks
Imigran® Migraine starts to relieve pain in just 30 minutes
It is thought that migraine headache is due to widening of certain blood vessels in the head. Imigran® Migraine contains the active sumatriptan succinate that works in the brain to treat the symptoms of migraines. It does this by helping to:
• Normalise the blood flow.
• Stop the pain signals, and
• Stop the associated symptoms of migraines such as pain, nausea, vomiting, aura or visual disturbances and sensitivity to light and sound.
Imigran® Migraine contains the active ingredient sumatriptan succinate. This medicine belongs to a group of medications called serotonin agonists.
– Triptans have been shown to be one of the most effective ways to treat migraine
– Sumatriptan was the first triptan and specifically developed for people with migraine
For the acute relief of migraine in patients who have a stable, well-established pattern of symptoms. Imigran® Migraine helps provide relief migraine attacks and the following symptoms
– Light & sound sensitivity
– Pulsating pain
– One sided headache/pain.
Migraines can slow down the functioning of the gut know as gastric stasis, which can then slow down the body’s ability to absorb the migraine medication. If you take Imigran® Migraine late during a migraine attack, it can still work for you but ideally you should aim to take Imigran® Migraine early to avoid gastric stasis impeding the relief required. Ideally keeping Imigran® Migraine at home and at work will help to ensure that you have it early as you never can predict when a migraine attack will start.
You must tell your doctor if:
• you are allergic to foods, dyes, preservatives or any other medicines, including any that contain sulphur (eg sulphonamide antibiotics).
• you are allergic to lactose.
• you are taking or have taken any other medicines in the last two weeks, including medicines you buy without a prescription, particularly herbal preparations containing St John’s Wort and medicines prescribed for depression
• you are breastfeeding, pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
• you have or have had medical
If you have medical conditions such as, liver or kidney problems, heart problems.
• Risk factors including high blood pressure even if it is under control, high blood cholesterol levels, a family history of heart problems, obesity, diabetes, you are a male and over 40 years of age, you are female and have undergone menopause or you smoke.
• If you suffer from epilepsy, seizures, or fits or been told that you are prone to this problem.
• Have had a stroke. During treatment, you may be at risk of developing certain side effects. It is important you understand these risks and how to monitor for them.
Speak to a doctor or pharmacist if your migraine attacks become more frequent. Overuse of this medicine may worsen your condition.
This medicine may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery.
Tablet should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
Take one tablet at the first sign of a migraine headache or associated symptoms (nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light).
If the first dose is effective but the migraine comes back later, you may take another 50 mg tablet.
Wait at least 2 hours after the first tablet was taken.
If you are between the age of 18 to 65 years you can can take Imigran® Migraine.
When taken early Imigran® Migraine should provide relief from migraine attacks and the associated symptoms without require any further medication. However, if the first does is effective but you have breakthrough migraine and symptoms then you take take another 50mg tablet for the same attack. You can take your usual headache relief medication provided it does not contain ergotamine or methysergide. If you are not sure what do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
It’s best to take Imigran® Migraine when your migraine headache starts or when you notice other migraine symptoms begin.
Imigran® Migraine should not be taken while breastfeeding without consulting with your doctor to see if it is suitable for use.
Imigran® Migraine should not be taken during pregnancy without consulting with your doctor if it is suitable for use.
You must not take Imigran® Migraine tablets if:
• you have ever had an allergic reaction to sumatriptan succinate or any of the ingredients listed.
• you have or have had:
− heart disease or heart attack.
− shortness of breath, pain or tightness in the chest, jaw or upper arm.
− peripheral vascular disease (pain in the back of the legs) or are prone to cold, tingling or numb hands and feet.
− Prinzmetal’s angina (an uncommon form of angina where pain is experienced at rest rather than during activity).
− high blood pressure.
− severe liver disease.
If you have taken any of the following medication in the last 24 hours: ergotamine (eg cafergot), Dihydroergotamine (eg Dihydergot), Methsergide (eg Deseril), naratriptan (eg Naramig) and Zolmitriptan (eg Zomig).
• If you have taken any of the following medicines in the last two weeks: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), a type of medication used for depression. SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) or SNRIs (Serotonin-noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) used to treat depression.
• The expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed. The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
Imigran® Migraine is pharmacy only and available behind the counter. Ask your pharmacists for Imigran® Migraine.
Imigran® Migraine is available behind the counter, without a script. Your pharmacist must decide if this product is right for you, if this is the first time that you have suffered from a migraine they will recommend you see a doctor first.
While you are not required to provide anything to pharmacy to access Imigran® Migraine 2 pack, you will need to confirm that you have been diagnosed by a doctor.
Imigran® Migraine is available behind the counter in pharmacies without a prescription in a pack of two tablets.
Migraine is more than just a really bad headache. While migraine attack vary for everyone, you can usually narrow it down depending on the types of symptoms you have. So, if you’re experiencing throbbing or pounding pain on the side of your head, nausea or vomiting, are sensitive to light or sounds, then you may be experiencing a migraine attack.
It is not always easy to identify migraine triggers as attacks may be linked to one or a number of things. Some common migraine triggers include:
• Certain foods or drinks
• Being stressed
• Being tired
• Changes in the environment
• Hormonal changes – such as starting your period or menopause
• Vigorous exercise
Migraine aura is a group of symptoms that temporarily affect your nervous system – most often involving your vision or other senses – and usually happens before the headache phase of migraine starts
Migraine is typically a headache that lasts for hours to a few days, along with other associated symptoms, including:
• Headache pain that is usually one-sided, moderate to severe, described as throbbing or pulsating and made worse with movement
• Nausea or vomiting
• Sensitivity to light or sounds
• Visual disturbances
Migraine is often triggered by hormonal changes and affects 1 in 3 women & about 1 in 9 men. Migraine tends to run in families – some people have genes that make migraine more likely, so if a parent, brother or sister experiences migraine attacks, then you’re more likely to get them too.