Imigran Migraine Recovery Nasal Spray

  • Imigran migraine recovery nasal spray is a treatment to stop the assault of a migraine and its associated symptoms which include pain and pressure in the head, nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sounds.
  • Imigran nasal spray works by reversing the signals in the brain that cause migraines as opposed to traditional painkillers which may just mask the discomfort. The recovery spray is designed for those who have trouble swallowing tablets and its direct delivery into the nasal membranes results in a faster relief from migraine pain than an oral alternative.
  • Imigran nasal spray is the popular anti-migraine tablet imigran (Sumatriptan) in the form of a nasal spray. The active ingredient Sumatriptan is part of a group of drugs known as triptans (or 5-HT1 receptor agonists).These are shown to help relieve pain symptoms when traditional treatments such as painkillers are failing to provide relief.

 

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Description

Imigran migraine recovery nasal spray is a treatment to stop the assault of a migraine and its associated symptoms which include pain and pressure in the head, nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sounds.

Imigran nasal spray works by reversing the signals in the brain that cause migraines as opposed to traditional painkillers which may just mask the discomfort. The recovery spray is designed for those who have trouble swallowing tablets and its direct delivery into the nasal membranes results in a faster relief from migraine pain than an oral alternative.

Imigran nasal spray is the popular anti-migraine tablet imigran (Sumatriptan) in the form of a nasal spray. The active ingredient Sumatriptan is part of a group of drugs known as triptans (or 5-HT1 receptor agonists).These are shown to help relieve pain symptoms when traditional treatments such as painkillers are failing to provide relief.

The way they work is to reverse the changes in the brain that cause migraines and subsequently help to alleviate the pain of a migraine more effectively as opposed to paracetamol and ibuprofen which often provide temporary relief but do not produce a substantial result.

When to takeImigran nasal spray

The best time to take Imigran nasal spray is as soon as a migraine begins to form, though it can be taken at any time during an attack. It is advised not to take Sumatriptan to prevent an attack but only to use it once the migraine symptoms have started.

Dosage

The recommended dose for Adults aged 18 to 65

  • one 20 mg spray into just one nostril
  • Put one 10 mg spray into one nostril – this is enough for some people.
  • Don’t use more than two sprays in 24 hours.

Imigran nasal spray is not recommended for people aged over 65.

When your symptoms begin to come back you can use a second Imigran nasal spray after 2 hours, but do not use more than two sprays in 24 hours.

If the first spray does not relieve the symptoms do not take a second tablet (or any otherImigran preparation) for the same attack, instead consult your GP or pharmacist for further advice.

Step-by-step guide to using your Imigran nasal spray can be found on page four of the patient information leaflet.

 

Migraine

A migraine is a primary headache disorder distinguished by recurrent headaches that can be moderate to severe, lasting from a few hours to a few days. It can feel like a throbbing pain on one side of the head and associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. It is a common health condition which often begins in early childhood affecting around one in every five women and around one in every fifteen men.

There are several different types of migraine, these include:

  • migraine with aura – this is where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
  • migraine without aura – this is the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs
  • migraine aura without headache (also known as silent migraine) – this is where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop.

Some people have experience migraines frequently- up to several times a week whilst others will only have a migraine occasionally. It is possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.

When to seek medical advice

If you are experiencing frequent or severe migraines, you should consult your GP even if you are managing to control these with medication as you may benefit from a preventative treatment.

Whilst painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen can help ease migraines, taking these continuously may make it harder to treat headaches over time.

Causes of migraines

There is no exact cause of migraines though it is thought they arise from a result of a temporary change in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain. Around half of people who suffer with migraines also have a close relative with the condition which suggests that genes may be a factor.

Migraine Triggers

Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers- emotional, physical, dietary and environmental factors all can play a part.

Emotional triggers include:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • tension
  • shock
  • depression
  • excitement

Physical triggers include:

  • tiredness
  • poor quality sleep
  • shift work
  • poor posture
  • neck or shoulder tension
  • jet lag
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
  • strenuous exercise (if you’re not used to it)
  • starting their period

Dietary triggers include:

  • missed, delayed or irregular meals
  • dehydration
  • alcohol
  • the food additive tyramine
  • caffeine products, such as tea and coffee
  • specific foods such as chocolate, citrus fruit and cheese

Environmental triggers include:

  • bright lights
  • flickering screens, such as a television or computer screen
  • smoking (or smoky rooms)
  • loud noises
  • changes in climate, such as changes in humidity or very cold temperatures
  • strong smells
  • a stuffy atmosphere

Treating migraines

Whilst there is no cure for migraines there are several treatments available that can help reduce their symptoms

These include:

  • painkillers – these include over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • triptans – medications that can help reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines
  • anti-emetics – medications often used to reduce nausea and vomiting
  • During an attack, many people find that sleeping or lying in a darkened room can also help.

Preventing migraines

If you have identified certain triggers are causing your migraines such as stress or a specific type of food, avoiding these triggers may help reduce your chances of developing a migraine.

It would also be beneficial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, enough sleep and consistent meals, together with staying hydrated and limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol.

If your migraines are severe and/or you have tried avoiding possible triggers and are still experiencing symptoms, your GP may prescribe medication to help prevent future attacks.

Outlook

Migraines can have a debilitating effect of the lives of those who suffer and hinder daily activities with some people finding they must stay in bed for days at a time. However, there are treatments available to help reduce symptoms and prevent further attacks so that quality of life can be improved. Whilst migraine attacks can often get worse over time they can also gradually improve across many years for a lot of people.

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two sprays, six sprays, 2 x two sprays, 2 x six sprays

Migraines

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.

Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.

There are several types of migraine, including:

migraine with aura – where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally. It’s possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.

When to seek medical advice You should see your GP if you have frequent or severe migraine symptoms.

Simple painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be effective for migraine. However, be careful not to take too many painkillers as this could make it harder to treat headaches over time.

You should also make an appointment to see your GP if you have frequent migraines (on more than five days a month), even if they can be controlled with medication, as you may benefit from preventative treatment.

Causes of migraines The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they’re thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain.

Around half of all people who experience migraines also have a close relative with the condition, suggesting that genes may play a role.

Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers, which can include:

Emotional triggers: stress anxiety tension shock depression excitement

Physical triggers: tiredness poor quality sleep shift work poor posture neck or shoulder tension jet lag low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) strenuous exercise, if you’re not used to it starting their period

Dietary triggers: missed, delayed or irregular meals dehydration alcohol the food additive tyramine caffeine products, such as tea and coffee specific foods such as chocolate, citrus fruit and cheese

Environmental triggers: bright lights flickering screens, such as a television or computer screen smoking (or smoky rooms) loud noises changes in climate, such as changes in humidity or very cold temperatures strong smells a stuffy atmosphere

Treating migraines There’s no cure for migraines, but a number of treatments are available to help reduce the symptoms.

These include:

painkillers – including over-the-counter medicationssuch as paracetamol and ibuprofen triptans – medications that can help reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines anti-emetics – medications often used to reduce nausea and vomiting During an attack, many people find that sleeping or lying in a darkened room can also help.

Preventing migraines If you suspect a specific trigger is causing your migraines, such as stress or a certain type of food, avoiding this trigger may help reduce your risk of experiencing migraines.

It may also help to maintain a generally healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, sleep and meals, as well as ensuring you stay well hydrated and limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol.

If your migraines are severe or you’ve tried avoiding possible triggers and are still experiencing symptoms, your GP may prescribe medication to help prevent further attacks.

Outlook Migraines can severely affect your quality of life and stop you carrying out your normal daily activities. Some people find they need to stay in bed for days at a time.

However, a number of effective treatments are available to reduce the symptoms and prevent further attacks.

Migraine attacks can sometimes get worse over time, but they tend to gradually improve over many years for most people.

Further Information

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.