Imigran Nasal Spray

Imigran Nasal Spray is a prescription medication for relief from the symptoms of a migraine attack. It is not to be used as a preventive medicine for future migraine attacks. It may be used for all types of migraine headaches.
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Imigran Nasal Spray

Imigran Nasal Spray is a prescription medication for relief from the symptoms of a migraine attack. It is not to be used as a preventive medicine for future migraine attacks. It may be used for all types of migraine headaches.


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Imigran Nasal Spray is a medication that is used to provide immediate relief from a migraine attack. However, the spray is administered only after the occurrence of an attack. It cannot be used as a preventive measure for future attacks.

Imigran Nasal Spray has sumatriptan as its active ingredient. This ingredient narrows the blood vessels in the brain which have widened due to the migraine attack. Thereby, it provides immediate relief. It is best to use the spray at the first sign of the symptoms of migraine. Nevertheless, it can be used at any time during an attack or as a preventive measure for future attacks.

There are several benefits of using Imigran Nasal Spray which include:

  • It provides immediate relief from a migraine attack

  • It is easy to use and apply

  • It treats the throbbing headache caused by migraine

The Imigran Nasal Spray should be used at the start of a migraine attack or any of its symptoms such as sensitivity to light, vomiting, etc. Strictly follow your doctor’s instructions while using the spray.

Steps to use the spray are as follows:

  • Gently blow your nose before using the spray. The sprayer should be held between the fingers and thumb, but do not press the plunger at once.

  • Block one nostril with your other hand firmly.

  • Insert the tip of the sprayer into the open nostril, as far as you find it comfortable. Make sure that your head is upright and your mouth remains closed. Also, ensure that the medicine does not enter the eyes.

  • Gently breathe through the open nostril and at the same time, firmly press the plunger.

  • Keep your head straight and slowly remove the sprayer tip from the nose.

  • If you find relief from your first dose, but have another migraine attack in some time, you may use another dose of the nasal spray. However, wait for at least two hours before taking a second dose. Do not use more than 40 mg of Imigran Nasal Spray in 24 hours.

  • If the first spray dose does not provide any relief, do not use a second dose of Imigran Nasal Spray or any other form of ImigranSpeak to your doctor for a further course of the treatment.

  • You can try using Imigran Nasal Spray on three separate occasions of migraine attacks to see if the medication works for you or not, before you and your doctor decide that this medication may not be effective for you.

Each spray contains a single dose of sumatriptan. The usual dose for an attack is 10mg or 20mg, as recommended to you by your doctor.

The Imigran Nasal Spray is an aqueous spray that is used for nasal administration, while Imigran tablets contain the same active ingredient and are used for oral administration. Both serve the same purpose.

Common side effects of the medicine may include:

  • Tingling sensation in any part of the body

  • Vomiting

  • Fluctuations in the blood pressure

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness, sleepiness or feeling tired

  • Fainting sensation

  • Irritation or burning sensation in the nose or throat

  • Nasal bleeding

  • Pain in the lower tummy and bloody diarrhoea

  • Tremors or shaking of hands

  • Eyesight issues

Serious side effects which may require immediate care:

  • Irregular heartbeats

  • Tightness or heaviness in any part of the body, especially the chest or throat

  • Convulsion or fit

  • Continuous purple discolouration or pain in the fingers, nose, jaw, ears, or toes due to cold

  • Have hay fever, wheezing, hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the lips/mouth, or fainting.

These could symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Imigran may have interactions with the following medicines:

  • Other migraine medicines which contain triptans, methysergide, ergotamine, or receptor agonists

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors antidepressant medicines

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors antidepressants

  • St. John’s Wort

You should not use Imigran Nasal Spray if:

  • You are allergic to any of its ingredients

  • You have ever had a stroke or a mini-stroke

  • Your blood pressure is high

  • You have a liver problem

  • You have cardiac issues

  • You are already taking migraine medications that contain methysergide, triptans, or ergotamine.

You should take extra care with Imigran Nasal Spray if:

  • You have a history of convulsions or seizures

  • You are a chain smoker

  • You have liver or kidney disease

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • You are taking SSRI antidepressants

Do not store Imigran Nasal Spray above 30°C, and do not freeze. Keep the spray in the sealed blister, preferably inside the box to protect it from light.

You can safely purchase Imigran Nasal Spray online at MedsNow. Firstly, you will have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that Imigran Nasal Spray is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.

Will Imigran Nasal Spray Definitely Cure My Migraines?
The spray is known to be effective in curing migraines. However, its suitability can differ from person to person.

Is It Safe To Use Imigran Nasal Spray Whilst Pregnant Or Breastfeeding?
No, it may not be suitable. Consult your doctor if you wish to use the spray while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I Buy Imigran Over The Counter?
You need a prescription to purchase the medicine.

How Long Does Sumatriptan Nasal Last?
The spray starts working immediately and should show its complete effect in about 2 hours.

How Often Can You Take Sumatriptan Nasal Spray?
You should not take more than 2 doses or 40 mg within 24 hours.

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