Imigran Nasal Spray

Imigran nasal spray 20mg is an effective migraine treatment that can get rid of pain and nausea faster than tablets.

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2 dose(s) - £30.00

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What is Imigran nasal spray and what is it used for?

Imigran nasal spray is a medicine used for the treatment of migraines. Sumatriptan is the active ingredient in Imigran nasal spray and is easily absorbed through the lining on the inside of your nose. So as soon as your migraine starts, Imigran nasal spray can help you feel better in less than 2 hours.

A migraine usually causes a severe headache that feels like a throbbing pain on one side of your head. This can appear with other symptoms such as:

  • nausea and vomiting
  • sensitivity to light or sound
  • an ‘aura’ where you get a warning sign like seeing flashing lights or patterns of light before the headache starts
  • a numb or tingling sensation in parts of your body

How Imigran nasal spray works

Imigran nasal spray contains the active ingredient sumatriptan. Sumatriptan is a type of triptan medication. Triptans help to narrow blood vessels in the brain which are thought to swell during a migraine. They also help stop pain signals from nerves in the brain. This helps a migraine to go away quicker.

Imigran nasal spray is used in the nose, where it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. This means it can get to work quickly, and also is useful if your migraines make you feel sick or vomit, because you do not need to swallow a tablet for it to work.

How to use Imigran nasal spray

Each Imigran nasal spray is sealed inside its own blister pack. Do not open a blister until you need to use Imigran nasal spray for a migraine attack.

To use Imigran nasal spray 20mg:

  1. Break the blister pack seal and take out the Imigran nasal spray 20mg.
  2. Blow your nose into a tissue.
  3. Block 1 nostril by pressing your finger on the side of your nose.
  4. Place 1 finger on either side of the Imigran nasal spray nozzle, and gently put the nozzle into your other nostril. Place your thumb on the blue plunger at the bottom.
  5. While standing, breathe out through your mouth and then close your mouth.
  6. Start to breathe in through your nostril, and press the blue plunger upwards with your thumb as far as it will go.
  7. Remove the spray nozzle and your finger from the side of your nose.
  8. Keep your head upright for 20 seconds and breathe normally through your mouth and nose.
  9. Now your Imigran nasal spray is empty, you can throw it into a bin.
  10. You can use a second Imigran nasal spray if you feel like your migraine is coming back 2 hours later.

Do not use more than 2 Imigran nasal spray doses in 24 hours.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 13 Oct 2021

Last reviewed: 13 Oct 2021

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