Therapeutic Indications Of Imigran 50 Mg Tablets
Imigran is used to treat migraine headaches.
Migraine symptoms may be caused by the temporary widening of blood vessels in the head. Imigran is believed to reduce the widening of these blood vessels.
This in turn helps to take away the headache and relieve other symptoms of a migraine attack, such as feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) and sensitivity to light and sound.
Method Of Administration Of Imigran 50 Mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
It’s best to take Imigran as soon as you feel a migraine coming on, although you can take it at any time during an attack
Don’t use Imigran 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 Imigran 50 mg tablet, swallowed whole with water. Some patients may need a 100 mg dose
You can take a second Imigran tablet if at least 2 hours have passed since the first tablet. Don’t take more than 300 mg in total in 24 hours.
If the first tablet has no effect: Don’t take a second tablet or any other Imigran preparation for the same attack. Imigran can still be used for your next attack
Imigran is not recommended for children under 18 years old.
Imigran is not recommended for people aged over 65.
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Imigran 50 Mg Tablets
Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
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
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Imigran 50 Mg Tablets
Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine including:
If you are a heavy smoker or using nicotine replacement therapy
If you are a man aged over 40
If you are a woman who has been through menopause.
If you have a history of fits (seizures)
If you have had high blood pressure
If you have liver or kidney disease
If you have an intolerance to some sugars
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications including over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and supplements
Storage Conditions Of Imigran 50 Mg Tablets
Store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.