Imigran nasal spray is used to treat migraine headaches. It contains the active ingredient Sumatriptan which belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D agonists or "triptans"
Triptans are very effective in stopping a migraine from reaching its full intensity.
When used at the onset of a migraine, Imigran Nasal Spray can effectively stop a migraine from developing and thus prevent any disruption to the patients life beyond that point.
The nasal spray is particularly effective in those patients who also get nausea and vomitting with their migraines. Often swallowing a tablet can bring on vomitting and thus the spray provides a more useable option in patients who cant tolerate the tablets. It is just as effective as the tablets.
Usually a single dose of the spray will stop a migraine from developing further.