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Migraitan Tablets 50mg

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Migraitan tablets contains the active ingredient sumatriptan which is clinically proven in the effective relief of migraine symptoms. This medicine is indicated for the acute relief of migraine attacks, with or without temporary visual disturbances.

1. What is it used for?

Sumatriptan is a medication used to treat migraine symptoms. If used quickly, it can help alleviate the symptoms before they become severe and many people find it far more effective than traditional painkillers for migraine headaches. Sumatriptan belongs to a family of medicines called triptans. Triptans are a second-line treatment for migraines. They are used when traditional painkillers (e.g paracetamol, ibuprofen) are not effective at treating your migraine.

2. What you need to know before you take Sumatriptan

Do not take Sumatriptan Tablets:
• If you are allergic to sumatriptan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
• If you have a heart problem such as narrowing of the arteries (Ischaemic heart disease) or chest pains (angina), or have already had a heart attack
• If you have circulation problems in your legs that cause cramp-like pains when you walk (peripheral vascular disease)
• If you have had a stroke or a mini-stroke (also called a transient ischaemic attack or TIA)
• If you have high blood pressure. You may be able to use this medicine if your high blood pressure is mild and is being treated
• If you have serious liver disease
• With other migraine medicines, including those which contain ergotamine, or similar medicines such as methysergide maleate; or any triptan or 5-HT1 agonist (such as naratriptan or zolmitriptan)
• With any of the following anti-depressants: -MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or if you have taken an MAOI in the last 2 weeks
• For children under 18 years of age.

If any of these apply to you:
Tell your doctor, and do not use Sumatriptan Tablets.
Take special care with Sumatriptan Tablets

3. How do you take it?

• It is best to take these tablets as soon as you feel a migraine coming on, although-you can take it at any time during an attack
• Do not use these tablets to try to prevent an attack-only use it after your migraine symptoms start.
• The usual dose for adults aged 18 to 65 is one 50mg tablet, swallowed whole with water. Some patients may need a 100 mg dose - you should follow your pharmacist advice.
• If your symptoms start to come back, you can take a second tablet if at least 2 hours have passed since the first tablet. Do not take more than 300 mg in total in 24 hours.
• If the first tablet has no effect, do not take a second tablet or any other Sumatriptan Tablets preparation for the same attack. Sumatriptan • • • Tablets can still be used for your next attack.
• If these tablets do not give you any relief, book an appointment with your GP.

4. Possible side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some symptoms may be caused by the migraine itself. Possible side-effects 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.
• Short-lived/temporary muscle spasms of the jaw affecting jaw movement.

If these effects continue or become severe (especially the chest pain): Get medical help urgently.

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    • 1. What is Migraitan?

    • 2. How does it work?

    • 3. How is it used?

    • 4. How do you store it?

    Migraitan 50mg Tablets give rapid migraine relief and help with any related migraine symptoms, such as nausea and light and sound sensitivity.

    Migraitan contains the active ingredient, sumatriptan. Sumatriptan works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels in the brain, an effective process proven to relieve migraine symptoms.

    Take one tablet as soon as possible at the first sign of a migraine headache. Swallow the tablet with water.
    You can take the second tablet after 2 hours, if symptoms return. These tablets are not suitable for children under 18 or adults over 65.

    - Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
    - This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions
    - Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton
    - The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
    - Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste
    - Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use

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    About Migraine

    1. About Migraine

    A migraine is a form of headache, but an extreme variant of it which causes a throbbing feeling around the entire head. Having a migraine often comes accompanied with other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and blurred vision from time to time.

    Migraines are extremely common, affecting 1 in every 5 women, and 1 in every 15 men, starting in both genders' adulthood phase. There are different variants of a migraine, some consisting of migraines without the headache, migraines w/ warning signs and migraines without warning signs. These warning signs include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound.

    2. What causes Migraine?

    Although there is no specific reason as to why migraines occur, there are many common factors in migraine sufferers that could be a contributing factor to the condition. These include; stress, tiredness, starting. period, hunger, certain foods and drinks.

    3. How can a Migraine be managed?

    The NHS states that there are four different treatment options for migraine sufferers. These include avoiding the trigger factors, medication - including pain-relieving medication to change the pressure on blood vessels, preventative treatment (taking medication daily to reduce the amount of migraine attacks and non-medication therapies, such as biofeedback, yoga, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, herbal remedies and goggles. They recommend you speak to your doctor or neurologist to get help for managing migraines.

    More tips on managing migraine attacks - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/treatment/

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