Imigran Nasal Spray


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  • Imigran Nasal Spray
  • Imigran Nasal Spray

Imigran Nasal Spray

  • Medication features

    Imigran nasal spray is a medication used for migraines. Whilst this medication can alleviate the symptoms of a migraine; it does not treat it. It belongs to a family of medication called triptans. They work by reducing the pain signals which are sent to the brain by blocking certain receptors. It also helps reduce the effects of nausea and sensitivity to stimulus, such as light. This medication is effective when taken at the earliest opportunity from when a migraine begins.

    • Treatment for migraines (with or without the presence of aura)
    • Can reduce nausea, pain and light sensitivity
    • Simple nasal spray formulation


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.

Imigran, the brand name of sumatriptan, is a medication used to narrow the blood vessels in the brain, which can help to reduce pressure and relieve the symptoms of migraine attacks


  • How do I use Imigran Nasal Spray?

    Use on dose as soon as possible, at the onset of a migraine. You can repeat the dose after 2 hours if the migraine has not subsided.

  • Can I use other migraine treatments with Imigran nasal spray?

    You can use painkillers and anti-sickness treatments with Imigran nasal spray.

    These include paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin-based painkillers.

  • Should I use Imigran nasal spray with food?

    There are no specific requirements to use Imigran nasal spray with, or without, food.

  • Is Imigran nasal spray affected by alcohol, antibiotics or the contraceptive pill?

    You may want to avoid alcohol during a migraine as this could make it worse. However, it will not make Imigran less effective.

    Although Imigran is not affected by the contraceptive pill, migraines can be linked to hormonal changes during your period.

  • Does this medication work on regular headaches?

    This treatment often relieves other symptoms that occur together with a migraine headache, such as nausea, tension, vomiting and sensitivity to light. If you have a regular headache, you should use ordinary painkillers like paracetamol.

  • Can you drive while using this medication?

    Imigran nasal spray can make you feel tired or sleepy. If this happens, avoid driving or using heavy machinery for your safety.

Side Effects

The side effects of Imigran can include pain, heaviness, pressure or tightness in the chest, throat or other parts of the body, or unusual sensations, including numbness, tingling and warmth or cold. These effects may be intense but generally pass quickly.

Other common side effects include:

  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), although this may be due to the migraine itself
  • Tiredness or drowsiness
  • Dizziness, feeling weak or getting hot flushes
  • Temporary increase in blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath

When using Imigran nasal spray, it is common to experience nasal irritation, altered taste, or throat irritation as well.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leflet



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