Imigran / Imitrex Recovery Tablets contain the active ingredient Sumatriptan which is used to treat migraine headache.
Migraine symptoms may be caused by the temporary widening of blood vessels in the head.
Imigran / Imitrex 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.
Imigran / Imitrex (generic name: Sumatriptan; brand name: Imigran) belongs to a group of medicines called serotonin agonists.
Imigran / Imitrex is used to relieve migraine headache, with or without what is known as 'aura' (eg seeing dots or flickering lights, weakness or numbness of limbs).
Imigran / Imitrex also relieves other symptoms of a migraine attack like nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound.
It is thought that migraine headache is due to widening of certain blood vessels in the head. Imigran / Imitrex works by making those vessels normal again and ease the symptoms of migraine.
Imigran / Imitrex is not addictive.
Active Ingredient: Sumatriptan
Active Ingredients: Sumatriptan Succinate
Manufacturer: Glaxo Wellcome
License Holder: Glaxosmithkline
Pharmacological effect: Imigran (Imitrex) contains sumatriptan. It takes part of a class called triptans. This medication affects the serotonin in the brain. Imigran may prevent the pain because it affects different nerves in the brain.
Usage: Imigran is used in treatment of migraines. It prevents headaches and migraine symptoms. The drug should be used only by patients with this diagnosis.
Aftereffect: Using Imigran you may encounter different adverse effects. Stop using Imigran and call the doctor if the following reactions occur: giddiness, sensory disturbance, drowsiness, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting, symptoms of cold, pressure, weakness, fatigue and hypersensitivity.
How to administer (optionally): Swallow the tablet with water. The usual dosage is 50mg. Take the tablet at the first sign of migraine.