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 can't 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.
Only use Imigran after your migraine headache begins Don’t use Imigran to try to prevent an attack.
The usual dose for adults aged 18 to 65 is one Imigran 20 mg spray into just one nostril. Don’t use more than two sprays in 24 hours. It’s best to use Imigran as soon as you feel a migraine coming on, although it can be used at any time during an attack. You can use a second Imigran nasal spray after 2 hours, but don’t use more than two sprays in 24 hours.
If Imigran doesn’t give you any relief: Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
If you have used more than two sprays in 24 hours: Contact your doctor for advice.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, but not everybody gets them. Some symptoms may be caused by the migraine itself.
Very common side effects (affect more than 1 in 10 people)
Common side effects (affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Heaviness, pressure, tightness or pain in the chest, throat or other parts of the body or feelings of unusual sensations, including numbness, tingling and warmth or cold. These effects may be intense but generally pass quickly If these effects continue or become severe (especially the chest pain): Get medical help urgently. In a very small number of people these symptoms can be caused by a heart attack.
Other common side effects include:
Irritation or burning sensation in the nose or throat; nose bleeds. Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), although this may be due to the migraine itself. Tiredness or drowsiness. Dizziness, feeling weak, or getting hot flushes. Temporary increase in blood pressure. Shortness of breath. Aching muscles.
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Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
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Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.