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Migard 2.5mg Tablets

Migard 2.5mg Tablets (6 tablets)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 18 Jun and Mon. 21 Jun.

Description for Migard 2.5mg Tablets

Take ONE tablet at onset of migraine. Dose may be repeated after at least 2 hours if migraine symptoms return - do not take a second dose for the same migraine. Maximum dose is 5mg in 24 hours. 

Migard Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Migard?

Migard is an effective treatment for the relief of migraines. It contains the ingredient Frovatriptan, which is one of the several types of 'triptan' medicines. Triptans are commonly prescribed for the relief of migraine headaches.

It isn't fully understood what triggers a migraine, but the associated throbbing pain is thought to be caused by a widening of the blood vessels in the brain. Migard's active ingredient (Frovatriptan) belongs to a group of medicines called serotonin agonists. These medicines stimulate the brain's serotonin receptors, which cause the affected blood vessels to narrow, relieving the associated pain.

Migard, like other triptans, works best when taken at the onset of an attack. It will also provide a good level of relief if taken during an episode. Triptan medicines are not able to prevent migraines, but they are safe to take in conjunction with other preventative treatment, such as Propranolol.

In The UK, migraine headaches affect approximately 25% of women and 8% of men. The condition is believed to be partially hereditary, meaning a person may be more prone if a blood relative also suffers from the condition. A migraine sufferer will likely find that the most severe attacks can completely disrupt their day, causing nausea, light sensitivity, and intense throbbing pain. Many sufferers also experience a heightened intolerance to loud noises and strong smells. Taking Migard will help provide relief from these symptoms as well.

Approximately one in every four migraine sufferers will experience some form of pre-migraine warning, which is known as an aura. This can involve visual cues, such as blurred or distorted vision. Alternatively, a sufferer may experience a silent migraine, where the aura occurs but a migraine attack does not follow.

On average, a migraine will last for a few hours, but for some, they can continue for as long as three days. After a migraine has passed, the sufferer may continue to feel fatigued for several subsequent days.

There are several factors which can trigger a migraine attack, including; a poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, too much caffeine, stress, and not getting enough sleep. For some women, their monthly period can trigger a migraine attack.

Why buy from The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Speed – place your order before 3pm and receive your treatment as soon as the next day.
  • Receive a free online consultation with one of our GMC registered doctors.
  • Confidential and discreet service - we do not include any branding or logos on our packaging, meaning your treatment can be discreetly delivered anywhere.
  • Our doctors and independent prescribers are based in the UK.
  • We are approved and regulated by the National Pharmacy Association and Care Quality Commission.

Alternate OTC (over the counter) medication for migraines

There are some over the counter medications that can be used initially to try and combat migraine pain and nausea. Some of the products include;

  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Buccastem M to help with nausea.
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Migard directions

Take one 2.5mg tablet as soon as you notice the symptoms of a migraine attack. Swallow the medicine whole with a sip of water.

Frovatriptan is most effective if taken at the start of a migraine attack, but will also provide relief if taken later on during the episode. After two hours, you can take a second dose if the attack has either returned or not gone away. Do not exceed two doses (two tablets) within a 24-hour period.

Excessive use can lead to adverse side effects.

Frovatriptan is not suitable for children. It is not recommended for those over the age of 65; the safety of this medicine for this age group is unknown.

Migard side effects

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Migard. However, if you do, they can include:

Nausea, digestion problems, dry mouth, stomach pain, tiredness, tightness in the chest, further headache, dizziness, poor circulation, hot flushes, difficulty breathing, excessive sweating.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Migard ingredients

The active ingredient contained in Migard is Frovatriptan.

Migard also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Tablet core: Anhydrous lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycollate (type A), silica colloidal anhydrous.

Tablet coat: OPADRY white: titanium dioxide (E171), anhydrous lactose, hypromellose (E464), macrogol 3000, triacetin.

Migard warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product. Migard is unsuitable for you if:

  • You are allergic to the active ingredient Frovatriptan or to any of the other ingredients in this medicine
  • You have had a heart attack or stroke
  • You have certain cardiovascular diseases or circulation disorders
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have liver disease
  • You are taking other 'triptan' medicines, or other migraine treatments (e.g. ergotamine and its derivative)

Before taking Migard, consult your GP if you are at high risk of coronary artery disease. This includes smokers, men over the age of 40 and post-menopausal women.

You should also talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following other medicines:

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants
  • Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St. John's wort

Stop taking Migard immediately if you notice any symptoms of heart attack, including tightness of the chest, shortness of breath, or discomfort of the arms, neck or torso.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I had previously been prescribed Migard, but have now been given Frovatriptan. Is there a difference between the two?

    Frovatriptan is the active ingredient in Migard. The patent on the Migard brand has recently expired, which means the generic medicine, Frovatriptan, can now be produced by other reputable pharmaceutical manufacturers.

    When a medicine is first launched, it is given a license or patent, which means only that manufacturer can produce it. When this patent expires, it allows other companies to produce the same treatment. This unbranded version is known as a generic medicine. In most cases, generic medicines are significantly cheaper in price, due to the increased competition. Generic medicines are still produced by licensed manufacturers and must con form to the same strict manufacturing standards as the branded alternative.

  • What do Frovatriptan/Migard tablets contain?

    Both Frovatriptan and Migard contain 2.5mg of the active ingredient (Frovatriptan) in each tablet. Also included are several inactive ingredients, which are used to make up the body of the tablet. For additional details, please refer to the 'Ingredients' tab above.
  • How does Migard work?

    It isn't completely understood what causes a migraine attack. However, the throbbing pain is believed to occur as a result of dilation (widening) of the blood vessels in the brain. Frovatriptan (Migard) is a serotonin agonist, which means it acts to stimulate the brain's serotonin receptors. This has the effect of narrowing the affected blood vessels, resulting in relief from the associated pain.

  • How do I take Migard tablets?

    Migard is most effective if taken at the onset of a migraine. However, this treatment can also provide some relief if taken later on during an attack. If your migraine returns, you can take a second tablet, two hours after your initial dose. Do not exceed two doses (2 tablets) within a 24-hour period.

  • Is it safe to use other Migraine treatments alongside Migard?

    It is safe to use painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Also, antiemetic treatments, such as Prochlorperazine Buccal Tablets can be used in conjunction with Migard.

    However, it is not recommended to use two or more triptans medicines concurrently. Because all triptans work in a similar way, taking more than one will not provide any additional benefit. Instead, exceeding recommended dosages will put the user at greater risk of experiencing adverse side-effects.

  • How much Migard can I buy in one purchase?

    Frovatriptan and Migard tablets are prescription-only medicines (POM). For that reason, we only supply a maximum of three packs of medicine at a time. This is to both ensure patient safety and the legal and ethical operating of our pharmacy.

    limiting the quantity a patient can order allows us to offer an adequate supply of medicine, whilst providing the appropriate check-ups on their symptoms and treatment. This model provides the perfect balance between convenience and patient care.

    If you do not suffer any adverse effects, and if your migraines are well controlled, you can easily log-in and re-order another supply.

  • Should I take Migard with food?

    Migard tablets can be taken with or without food. It is much more important that they are taken as soon as possible after a migraine attack begins.

  • Is Migard affected by alcohol, antibiotics or the contraceptive pill?

    None of the above should have any effect on Migard. However, alcohol can make a migraine attack worse, so you may want to avoid it. Although Migard is not affected by the contraceptive pill, migraines can be linked to hormonal changes during your period.

  • Are Migard tablets available for next-day delivery?

    Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, your treatment can be available for next-day delivery if the appropriate postal service is selected


  • Is it safe to buy Migard Online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Migard online.

    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 Pharmacy.

    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.

  • How do I buy Migard tablets online?

    It's simple!

    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 Migard to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor 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.

  • What are the advantages of buying Migard online?

    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 Migard and other migraine treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
  • Does Migard help to prevent Migraines?

    Migard and other triptans are used to treat acute episodes of migraine. They work by reversing the dilation of the blood vessels in the brain, which is thought to cause migraines. For this reason, they should only be used to treat existing, or oncoming migraines; and not be used as a preventative treatment.

    Migard will prove ineffective at preventing migraines that have not yet occurred. They may even contribute to making your migraines worse if used as a preventative measure.

    For more information on preventative treatments, you can read our Migraine page or go to the NHS Choices Migraine Prevention page.

  • Is Migard a painkiller?

    Although it helps to relieve migraines, Migard is not a painkiller. All of the triptan medicines are serotonin agonists. The pain relief is a secondary effect.

    If additional pain relief is required, Migard can be used alongside traditional painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

  • Will Migard definitely cure my Migraines?

    Migard is an extremely effective migraine treatment for sufferers who experience mild, moderate, or even severe migraine symptoms.

    Some migraine sufferers may find that Migard is less effective, or even ineffective. If this is the case, there is no cause for concern. Migard is not effective for everyone. If you have tried it on a number of occasions without achieving the desired results, it would be recommended to try a different migraine treatment.

    Triptan medicines all have the same mechanism of action. However, people can respond differently to each one. If one treatment, such as Migard, has proven ineffective, it is worth trying a different triptan, such as sumatriptan, to see whether it works better for you.

  • What other steps can I take to help my Migraines?

    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.

  • I normally get Migard tablets from my doctor - why should I buy them online?

    Migard tablets are 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.

    At The Independent Pharmacy, we take the headache out of getting your migraine treatment.

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 08-02-2021

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan


Reviewed on: 08-02-2021

Next review date: 08-02-2023

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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