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Migraine Treatment

Request a prescription for migraine tablets or nasal sprays for fast relief when symptoms of a migraine appear.

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    Request treatment easily without any face-to-face appointments

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    Treatments that provide fast relief from migraine symptoms

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    In-store collection within 2 to 3 hours of approval

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About this service

Migraine is a headache which can be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sound and vomiting.

There are several medications which reduce migraine symptoms. While triptans are used to treat the headache, some migraine patients also benefit from taking a medication against nausea.

We offer prescriptions for the following triptans online:

  • Sumatriptan 50mg and 100mg Tablets
  • Maxalt Melt Oral 10mg Tablets
  • Imigran Nasal Spray
  • Imigran Recovery

To place an order, fill in our brief medical questionnaire and choose your preferred medication. One of our doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

You can use your Superdrug Online Doctor prescription to obtain your medication at any pharmacy in Ireland.

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About Migraine

Sumatriptan Tablets (Generic Imigran)

Sumatriptan is a medication which can provide relief from migraine headaches. It works best when taken as soon as the first symptoms become noticeable. It is believed that migraines are caused by the widening of blood vessels in your head and that sumatriptan reduces the widening and thus symptoms such headache, sensitivity to light and nausea.

You need to take sumatriptan with a drink of water as soon as possible when you notice a migraine starting. The medication only works as a treatment during a migraine and you mustn't take it to prevent migraines.

The usual starting dose is 50mg. If the 50mg dose proves ineffective in treating your migraine, you can ask your doctor whether you can take a higher dose of 100mg. Sumatriptan 100mg is a prescription only medication and it is important that a doctor checks whether you can take it.

Imigran Nasal Spray (Sumatriptan)

Patients who feel nauseous during a migraine may find it difficult to take Sumatriptan tablets. In this case, Imigran nasal spray can help fight a beginning migraine. It contains the same medicine as Sumatriptan tablets and it is also the most effective when used during the beginning stage of a migraine.

Each Imigran nasal spray contains one single dose of the medication.

As with Sumatriptan tablets, you need to consult a doctor and get a prescription before using the nasal spray.

Maxalt Melt Oral

Maxalt Melt oral tablets contain the active ingredient rizatriptan and you should take them as soon as you notice the first symptoms. Unlike other migraine tablets you do not need to swallow them but keep them in your mouth until they have dissolved. This makes Maxalt Melt tablets a good option for situations where you do not have a drink of water available or if you feel nauseous.

The usual dose for treating migraines is one 10mg tablet. If your symptoms return within 24 hours you can take a second dose but you must leave at least 2 hours between the two doses. It is important that you do not take more than two doses in 24 hours.

What is migraine?

Migraine is a common condition which affects over eight million people in the UK. It is a severe headache which can persist for several days. In most cases, the headache consists of a throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head. It is believed that migraines may be caused by the widening of blood vessels in the head.

Many patients who suffer from migraines also experience increased sensitivity to light or sound and choose to rest in a dark room to avoid both. It is also very common for migraines to cause nausea and vomiting. Less commonly, they can also cause increased sweating, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

Some people suffer from migraines with aura, which means that they experience symptoms such as visual problems, numbness of the face or limbs, problems with their speech or dizziness during a migraine.

Side Effects

Like most medications, triptans can cause side effects in some patients. For a full list of all known side effects, read the patient leaflet supplied with your medication.

Alternative Treatments

There are many different ways of treating migraines and you may need to try different medications or therapies before you find the treatment which works best for you. Most people who suffer from migraines use over-the-counter painkillers to manage their symptoms. If you find that non-prescription painkillers don’t help you, you may want to try taking a triptan such as Imigran.

You can also try combination migraine tablets from your local pharmacy, which contain a painkiller and an anti-nausea medication.

There are alternative treatments available, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS for short. TMS involves a small device which delivery magnetic pulses to your skin. It has been found to reduce the severity of migraine symptoms in some patients but it doesn’t work for everyone. In order to benefit from TMS, you need to undergo treatment during the beginning stages of a migraine. There is currently only limited evidence that the magnetic pulses are an effective treatment for migraine and little is known about potential side effects of the treatment.

Many people who regularly experience migraines notice that there are certain triggers which bring about their migraines. Identifying these triggers will help you avoid symptoms. The triggers vary between patients and they may include certain foods, medications, emotional stress or excitement, tiredness or bright lights amongst many others.

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