About Imigran Nasal Spray

Medication Name Imigran Nasal Spray
Medication Form Nasal Spray
Used For Treatment of Migraines
Active Ingredients Sumatriptan
Strength 10mg
Size 2 Sprays
Patient Information Leaflet https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2214/pil

What is Imigran Nasal Spray?

Imigran Nasal Spray is a medication used to treat migraines. It contains the active ingredient sumatriptan, a type of medicine known as a serotonin (or 5HT) agonist, commonly known as a ‘triptan’. It is a painkiller specifically used to relieve migraine attacks.

What is Imigran nasal spray used for?

Imigran Nasal Spray is primarily used for the treatment of migraines. Migraines are common, affecting about one in four women and one in 12 men in the UK. Imigran Nasal Spray works by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain, which helps to reduce the symptoms of migraines.

How does Imigran nasal spray work?

Imigran Nasal Spray works by stimulating receptors called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors that are found in the brain, causing the blood vessels in the brain to contract. The narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain is the main cause of the pain associated with migraines.

Who is Imigran nasal spray suitable for?

Imigran Nasal Spray is suitable for adults aged 18 to 65 who suffer from migraines. It is not suitable for people with certain conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and uncontrolled high blood pressure. It is also not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women without medical advice.

How to use Imigran nasal spray

  • Blow your nose gently to clear it.
  • Remove the protective cap.
  • Breathe out gently.
  • Insert the nozzle into a nostril.
  • Press the plunger down as far as it will go.
  • Remove the nozzle from your nostril.

Use Imigran Nasal Spray as soon as you notice the onset of a migraine. If your symptoms start to come back, you can use a second spray after two hours. Do not use more than two sprays in 24 hours.

Continue to use Imigran Nasal Spray for as long as your doctor or pharmacist recommends.

Buy Imigran nasal spray online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Imigran nasal spray online from our online migraine treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.

Imigran nasal spray Side Effects

Like all medicines, Imigran Nasal Spray can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Common Side Effects

  • Tingling or numbness
  • Drowsiness
  • Shortness of breath

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Changes in liver function
  • Visual disturbances
  • Flushing

Serious Side Effects

  • Chest pain
  • Seizures
  • Changes in heartbeat

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Imigran nasal spray Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Sumatriptan

Other ingredients: Potassium dihydrogen phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate anhydrous, sulphuric acid, sodium hydroxide, and purified water.

Important Information

  • Do not use Imigran Nasal Spray if you are allergic to sumatriptan or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have a heart condition, such as heart disease, angina, or have had a heart attack.
  • Do not use if you have had a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA).
  • Do not use if you have high blood pressure.
  • Do not use if you have severe liver disease.