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Migraine is a common condition which causes severe headaches. Migraine headaches are often accompanied by other symptoms, for example nausea, sensitivity to light or vomiting.

Migraines can be treated with over the counter painkillers. If painkillers prove insufficient to reduce symptoms, you can try treating your migraine with triptans.

Use our convenient online doctor service to order a prescription for the following triptans:

  • Sumatriptan 50mg and 100mg Tablets
  • Maxalt Melt Tablets
  • Imigran Nasal Spray

To place your order, fill in our brief medical questionnaire. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve a prescription for the appropriate treatment.

Prescriptions for urgent treatment can be delivered by Pharmacy Collect, usually within an hour. Or you can choose for your prescription to be delivered to your address. Prescriptions can be used at a pharmacy of your choice.

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How is migraine treated?

There are many different ways of treating migraines, from over the counter medications to lifestyle changes. The first line treatment for migraine are non prescription painkillers. If you find that over the counter painkillers don’t help you cope with your symptoms you can try triptans.

Many migraine patients find that certain triggers cause them to suffer migraines. Identifying what causes migraine in your case and avoiding triggers can help you reduce the frequency with which you experience symptoms.

What are triptans?

Triptans are a prescription medication for migraines. It is assumed that migraines are caused by blood vessels in your brain widening to an unusual extent. Triptans are believed to work by narrowing these enlarged blood vessels, thereby reducing the severity and duration of migraine attacks.

You should only take triptans as soon as you can feel a migraine coming on. The sooner you take them, the more effective they can be.

Triptans are not suitable for everyone and you need to get a prescription in order to buy most of them.

Taking Sumatriptan 50mg Tablets

All triptans work best when taken as soon as you notice the first symptoms of a beginning migraine. Take one Sumatriptan tablet with a drink of water as soon as you can tell that you are getting a migraine. Swallow the tablet whole without chewing it.

If you have never taken Sumatriptan before, start with a 50mg dose. If your symptoms don’t improve significantly or if they come back you can check with your doctor whether you can take a higher dose of 100mg instead.

How to use Imigran Nasal Spray

Imigran nasal spray contains sumatriptan and works in the same way as sumatriptan tablets. The nasal spray is convenient for migraine sufferers who feel nauseous during migraines and who find it difficult to swallow tablets. Just like the tablets, you need to use the nasal spray as soon as you notice the first symptoms.

Each single use Imigran Nasal Spray contains just one dose - so make sure that you read the instructions on how use it carefully first.

How to take Maxalt Melt Oral tablets

As with other triptan tablets, you need to use Maxalt melt oral tablets as soon as you can feel the symptoms of a migraine coming on. You don’t need to swallow Maxalt melt tablets. Instead, you need to keep them in your mouth until they have dissolved completely. You don’t need to have a drink with Maxalt melt tablets, which makes them a convenient choice for when you’re travelling or on the go.

They are also useful for migraine sufferers who experience nausea and vomiting during their migraines, as your body absorbs the medicine through the mucus membranes in your mouth. Vomiting will not stop Maxalt melt tablets from working.

You should take one 10mg tablet. If your symptoms don’t improve significantly or return within 24 hours you can take a second 10mg tablet. You have to wait at least two hours before taking a second dose.

Migraine is very common and it is estimated that over eight million people in the UK encounter migraines on a regular basis.

Migraines can cause the following symptoms:

  • headache
  • sensitivity to light
  • sensitivity to noise
  • throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Some patients experience migraines with aura, which means that they also experience symptoms such as:

  • problems with their vision
  • numbness of the face or limbs
  • problems with speech
  • dizziness

Why some people have migraines is not entirely clear. It is assumed that migraines occur when blood vessels surrounding your brain widen.

Like most medications, Imigran, Sumatriptan and Maxalt melt can cause side effects. Always read the patient leaflet which comes with your medication to make sure you understand which risks and side effects your medication can cause.

Every patient is different and you will need to work out which migraine treatment works best for you. It can be very useful to figure out what triggers migraines in your case. Possible triggers could include certain foods, stress and tiredness or particular types of light. Understanding the cause of your migraines will help you avoid triggers and experience migraines less often.

One of the most common ways to cope with migraines is to rest in a dark and quiet room. Over the counter painkillers can also help manage the symptoms, although they do not work for everyone.

There are also new and experimental treatments available, for example transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). During TMS, a small device delivers magnetic pulses to your skin, which some believe reduce migraine symptoms. There is currently only limited evidence that TMS reduces migraine symptoms.

If you have a question about this service, please email info@dred.com with the question, and one of our doctors will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pharmacy Collect

If you need your medication urgently, choose DrEd's Pharmacy Collect service. This service is available between 9am and 4pm Monday - Friday. Orders placed outside of these hours will be processed the next working day. First, our doctors will review your treatment and approve if appropriate. We will then send an advanced notification of your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We aim to do this within an hour.

If your chosen pharmacy is unable to fulfil your prescription, we will get in touch with you to arrange alternative collection arrangements.

Prescription sent by mail

You can choose for your paper prescription to be delivered to your address. This takes 3-5 working days.

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