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Imigran Nasal Spray (10mg & 20mg) FAQs
Migraines are thought to be caused by the widening of blood vessels in the brain.
Sumatriptan helps to contract and narrow these blood vessels, returning blood flow to certain areas of the brain back to normal.
Visit our blog post to find out more about how Sumatriptan works.
Sumatriptan is most effective if taken at the onset of a migraine attack. This treatment will still provide some level of relief if taken after an episode has begun. Spray 10-20mg into one nostril. If the medicine is ineffective, wait at least two hours before taking the second dose.
It is safe to use painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, or anti- nausea medicines, such as Prochlorperazine Buccal Tablets.
However, it is important not to use two or more triptan medicines together, such as sumatriptan and almotriptan. All triptans act in the same way, so taking two or more simultaneously will not provide any additional benefit.
Instead, you may exceed the recommended dosage and put yourself at risk of experiencing adverse side-effects.
Imigran Nasal Spray is a prescription-only-medicine (POM). For that reason, and to ensure patient safety, we only supply a maximum of 3 packs of treatment (6 nasal sprays) at one time.
This allows us to strike a balance between offering our patients an adequate supply of medication, whilst providing regular checks on their condition, symptoms, and the effectiveness of their treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience and patient safety.
If you suffer no adverse side-effects, and if your migraines are well controlled with your chosen treatment, you can log in and re -order another supply with ease.
None of the above should have any affect on Sumatriptan. You may want to avoid alcohol during a migraine as this could possibly make it worse.
Although Sumatriptan is not affected by the contraceptive pill, migraines can be linked to hormonal changes during your period.
- Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Imigran Nasal Spray can be delivered the next day.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a reputable website that is a legally operating and fully regulated.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Doctor.
All of our migraine treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains such as Boots and Lloyds.
Just select 'Start Consultation' next to the product above, or on the links below.
You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Imigran Nasal Spray to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our doctor or pharmacist and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.
There are many advantages to buying migraine treatment online, some include:
- It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
- Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
- Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
- A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Sumatriptan and other migraine treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
Sumatriptan is used to treat acute migraine attacks. It works by reversing the dilation of the blood vessels in the brain that causes migraines. For this reason, they should only be used to treat existing, or oncoming migraines; and not be used to prevent them.
Imigran Nasal Spray is not effective at preventing migraines that have yet to occur. They may even contribute to making your migraine worse, due to overuse if used as a preventative treatment.
For more information on preventative treatments, you can read our Migraine page or go to the NHS Choices Migraine Prevention page.
Although it helps to relieve migraines, Sumatriptan is not a painkiller. It will help to relieve migraines and therefore the pain that is associated with it, however this is a secondary effect.
Sumatriptan is an extremely effective migraine treatment for many people suffering from mild to severe symptoms.
Some people may find that Imigran Nasal Spray is only mildly effective, or even ineffective. There is nothing to worry about if this is the case. Sumatriptan is not effective for everyone. If you have tried it several times without getting the desired results, you can try a different migraine treatment instead.
Triptan migraine treatments all have the same mechanism-of-action. However, different people respond differently to each one. If one treatment, such as Imigran Nasal Spray, does not have the required effect, it is worth trying a different treatment, to see whether it works better for you.
This will depend on your symptoms and triggers. For example, people who suffer from sensitivity to light should sit or lie in a darkened room. Those who experience issues with sound should go somewhere quiet or use a good pair of earplugs to avoid irritating their symptoms further.
Often people feel better after eating, drinking or taking a nap as well as taking any necessary treatment.
Imigran Nasal Spray is available on the NHS from your GP if you have been diagnosed with migraines. This is normally where we suggest people start their treatment, to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and any possible serious symptoms are addressed.
Many people can find it difficult to fit in time to see their GP or hard to get an appointment at all! It can, therefore, be more convenient to order your treatment online and have it delivered to your home or work address with minimum fuss. We also provide complete support to allow you to get any questions answered by our professional team by phone, email or live chat.
Here at The Independent Pharmacy, we take the headache out of getting your migraine treatment.