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Migraleve Pink Tablets Summary
|Type of medicine||Strong painkiller combined with antihistamine with antiemetic properties.|
|Works by||Blocks pain signals from reaching and taking effect in the brain and reduces levels of histamine in the body to help with nausea.|
|Active ingredient & Strength||Paracetamol 500 mg, Codeine phosphate 8mg, Buclizine hydrochloride 6.25 mg|
|Effective within||30 - 60 minutes|
|Pack size||24 tablets|
|Manufacturer||McNeil Products Limited|
|Use with alcohol||Avoid alcohol|
Migraleve Pink Information
What is Migraleve and what is it used for?
Migraleve Pink is a highly effective migraine treatment that contains both paracetamol and codeine to ease your headache and buclizine to settle nausea.
Taking Migraleve Pink tablets as soon as you start to notice signs of a migraine can stop symptoms in their tracks so you can continue to get on with your day.
Migraleve Pink can be taken by children and adults over the age of 12 years for up to 3 days when taking paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone does not offer sufficient relief from a migraine.
Taking Migraleve Pink tablets for more than 3 days can cause addiction. If you are concerned that you may be addicted to Migraleve or are suffering from withdrawal symptoms you should speak to a doctor as soon as possible for support.
How does Migraleve work?
Migraleve Pink tablets contain two pain killers, paracetamol and codeine, which work by blocking chemical messages in the brain telling it that the body is experiencing pain.
Migraleve Pink also contains the active ingredient buclizine, which is an antihistamine that works by reducing the feeling of nausea and vomiting that often comes as part of having a migraine.
When Migraleve Pink tablets are taken at the first sign of a migraine developing, these three ingredients get to work quickly to reverse symptoms, making you feel more comfortable.
Why is Migraleve out of stock?
Migraleve Pink tablets are currently in stock and can be bought online at The Independent Pharmacy when you complete a quick online health questionnaire.
In 2018 the manufacturers of Migraleve Pink reported that there was a supply issue of one of the ingredients in the Migraleve Pink tablets, therefore, they were not readily available but this has since been resolved.
Migraleve Pink alternative
Migraines affect millions of people in the UK but they often affect people in different ways. It is therefore important that you find a treatment that is effective for you. Take a look at our Advice for Migraines page for more details on treatments we provide at The Independent Pharmacy.
Many people find that taking basic painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin is enough to ease a migraine. Or taking these alongside an opioid painkiller such as Solpadeine Plus, Solpadeine Max or Nurofen Plus can give that extra support to get on top of the pain.
If you have tried over the counter painkillers and are not finding that they are offering enough relief from a migraine you should speak to your doctor or a pharmacist about additional migraine treatments.
- Migraleve Pink Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1062/pil
Before starting treatment using Migraleve Pink tablets you must read The Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly for detailed instructions on how to use this medication.
Migraleve Pink tablets should be taken orally and are suitable for children and adults over 12 years old to treat symptoms of a migraine for up to a maximum of 3 days.
Children 12 – 15 years: Take 1 tablet at the first sign of migraine symptoms with a glass of water. Only take 1 tablet in 24 hours.
Adults over 16 years: Take 2 tablets at the first sign of migraine symptoms with a glass of water. Only take 2 tablets in 24 hours.
You can take a dose of paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin or a combined paracetamol-codeine or ibuprofen-codeine every 4 hours following your initial dose of Migraleve Pink. Taking a maximum of 3 doses in 24 hours.
Do not take Migraleve Pink for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor or pharmacist. Migraleve contains codeine, which can cause addiction.
If you take over the recommended dose of Migraleve Pink you should seek medical advice or attend your nearest emergency department as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel unwell it is important to get advice as the effects may be delayed.
The active ingredients in Migraleve Pink tablets: Each tablet contains 500 mg of Paracetamol, 8 mg of Codeine phosphate and 6.25 mg Buclizine hydrochloride.
The inactive ingredients in Migraleve Pink tablets: magnesium stearate, stearic acid, gelatin, macrogol, E127 (erythrosine), aluminium oxide and E171 (titanium dioxide).
Before taking Migraleve Pink you should ensure that you have read and understood all the content detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet.
Migraleve side effects
Migraleve, in the same way as other medication, can cause some people to experience side effects.
If you experience an allergic reaction or severe side effects seek medical advice from your nearest emergency department straight away.
If you are concerned about any side effects or they do not improve after you stop using Migraleve you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
The most commonly reported side effects are:
- Feeling sick or being sick
- Flushing of the face
- Dry mouth
Before using Migraleve Pink you should ensure that you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly for full details regarding possible side effects.
Before taking Migraleve Pink tablets please ensure that you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly, paying particular attention to the warning and precautions section.
- Migraleve contains paracetamol. Do not take any other medicines containing paracetamol within 4 hours of taking Migraleve. Be aware of the ingredients in most cold and flu treatments.
- Migraleve contains codeine. Taking codeine for over 3 consecutive days can lead to addiction. If you think you are addicted or having withdrawal symptoms contact your doctor for advice.
- Using painkillers to treat headaches frequently or for a long time can make them worse. If you are suffering from frequent headaches you should get advice from a doctor.
Migraleve & pregnancy
You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and experiencing migraines. You should not take Migraleve if you are breastfeeding as codeine is passed through breastmilk.
Migraleve & driving
Migraleve contains codeine, which can make some people drowsy or dizzy. You should not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know and feel comfortable about how Migraleve will affect you.