Imigran Nasal Spray provides effective relief from the symptoms of a migraine. It contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, which is one of the several types of 'triptan' medicine, and the most widely used. It is a popular alternative to other triptans for those who cannot swallow tablets or otherwise prefer not to do so. Imigran Nasal Spray comes as single use sprays in strengths of 10mg or 20mg.
It is not fully understood what causes the onset of a migraine. However, the throbbing pain experienced is thought to occur due to a widening (dilation) of the blood vessels in the brain. Sumatriptan is a serotonin agonist. Serotonin agonists mimic the activity of serotonin by stimulating specific receptors in the brain. This causes the affected blood vessels to narrow, which eases the throbbing and relieves the associated pain.
Imigran Nasal Spray is most effective when used at the start of a migraine attack. However, this treatment will still provide a level of relief if taken later on during an episode. It is applied to one nostril, and should take effect in about 30 minutes. Triptans medicines do not prevent migraines from occurring, but they are safe to take alongside preventative medicines, such as propranolol.
In The UK, migraines are a common complaint. This severe form of headache affects approximately 25% of women and around 8% of men. Migraines can be triggered by various factors, though genetics is believed to play a role. This means you are more likely to develop migraines if someone in your close family also suffers from the condition. Migraine attacks can be debilitating, a severe episode can completely disrupt your day, causing nausea, along with an intense throbbing pain. Many people also experience a heightened intolerance to noise, light, and smells. Imigran nasal spray will help provide relief from these symptoms as well.
Around one in every four people who suffer from migraine experience a preceding warning sign, known as an aura. An aura could be in the form of a visual cue, such as distorted or blurred vision. If the aura is experienced and a migraine doesn't follow, this is referred to as a silent migraine.
Migraine attacks generally last for a few hours, but can continue for as long as three days. After a severe migraine has subsided, the sufferer can remain feeling fatigued for several subsequent days.
There are a number of things that may trigger a migraine attack. This includes:
- A poor diet
- Too much caffeine
- A lack of sleep
- For some women, migraine attacks can be triggered by their monthly cycle.
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