Migard 2.5mg - 6 Tablets
- Effective treatment for Migraines
- Fast acting pain relief
- Relieves symptoms
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What is Migard 2.5mg?
This medicine is only available to purchase when you have been given a prescription for it. To buy Migard online from Medicine Direct, just complete a simple online consultation with an online doctor or pharmacist. They will assess your answers and give you a prescription for this migraine treatment if they find it to be a suitable medicine for you to take.
What is Migard used to treat?
Migard 2.5mg tablets are used to treat the headache phase of a migraine attack.
The exact cause of a migraine is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by the blood vessels widening in the brain, creating a throbbing pain. Migard contains the active ingredient frovatriptan, which is a triptan medicine that is commonly prescribed to treat the symptoms of a migraine headache.
Various factors can work to trigger a migraine, including stress, too much caffeine, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption and a lack of sleep.
This medicine is most effective when taken at the onset of a migraine attack. Migard should not be taken to prevent a migraine attack, only when you start to feel the symptoms of one coming on. However, it is safe to take alongside medicines which to prevent migraines, such as Propranolol.
Are Migard Tablets suitable for me?
Migard 2.5mg tablets are not suitable for everyone to take.
This medicine must not be taken by anyone under 18 years old. It is also not recommended for people over the age of 65.
Do not take Migard if:
- You are allergic to frovatriptan or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details)
- You have severe liver disease
- You have ever had a heart attack or have suffered from any cardiovascular diseases, such as angina pectoris, or circulation disorders of the arms or legs
- You have ever had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack
- You suffer from high blood pressure, or your blood pressure is not controlled
- You are already taking certain other medicines to treat migraines, like ergotamine and ergotamine derivatives, and other triptan medicines
Speak to your doctor before you start taking Migard if you are at a high risk of developing coronary artery disease, particularly if:
- You are a post-menopausal woman or a man over the age of 40
- You are a heavy smoker or you are using nicotine substitution therapy
Possible side effects
Like any medication, Migard 2.5mg tablets can cause side effects, although they will not affect everyone who takes them. Side effects are generally mild.
Common side effects can include:
- Hot flushes
- Tightness in the throat
- Visual disturbances
- Increased sweating
- Nausea, dry mouth, stomach pain, digestion problems
- Chest discomfort (pressure, tightness or heaviness in the chest)
- Headache, pins and needles, dizziness, sleepiness, reduction in the sensation of touch
The following are uncommon side effects of Migard:
- Diarrhoea, gas in the stomach or bowel, difficulty swallowing, bloated stomach, stomach discomfort, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, increased heartbeat, chest pain
- Feeling hot, weak, sluggish, thirsty or generally unwell, spinning sensations, a reduced tolerance to hot and cold, having more energy than usual
- Earache or ringing in the ears
- Passing urine more frequently and/or producing larger amounts of urine than usual
- Eye pain or irritation, or sensitivity to light
- Coldness in your hands and feet
- Anxiety, being unable to sleep, losing personal identity
- Feeling confused, nervous, depressed or agitated
- Muscle stiffness, muscle or bone pain, back pain, pain in the hands and feet, joint pain
- Nasal irritation, sinus inflammation, sore throat and/or voice box
- Altered sense of taste, lethargy, poor concentration, trembling, increased sensation of touch, involuntary muscle spasms, drowsiness
Speak to your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away. If you experience any form of chest pain, seek medical attention straight away as this may be a sign of a heart attack.
Migard 2.5mg Tablets Dosage and Directions
Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Migard tablet.
How to use Migard Tablets
Always take Migard 2.5mg tablets exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are still not sure.
For the most effective relief, take this medicine as early as possible after the onset of a migraine headache. Swallow one tablet whole with a drink of water; do not crush or chew the tablets. Do not use this medicine to prevent a migraine attack.
If your symptoms have not improved, do not take a second dose for the same migraine attack. However, you can take Migard 2.5mg tablets for a different migraine attack.
If the first dose provides relief from the migraine headache but your symptoms return within 24 hours, you can take a second dose as long as it is at least 2 hours since you took the first one.
Do not take more than two tablets in a 24 hour period.
What if I take too much?
Speak to your doctor or go to A&E immediately if you take more of this medicine than you were supposed to. If you need to go to hospital, please remember to take the medicine and its packaging with you.
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Migard 2.5mg Side Effects
Rare side effects of taking Migard include:
- Muscle spasm
- Slow heartbeat
- Movement problems
- Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, belching, heartburn, lip blisters or pain, mouth blisters, stomach ulcers, toothache
- Nosebleed, hiccups, breathing problems, throat irritation
- Low sugar in the blood
- Ear discomfort, sensitive hearing
- Kidney pain or passing urine frequently in the night
- Night blindness
- Skin reactions
- Loss of memory, abnormal dreams, personality disorder
- Self-inflicted injury, such as bruising or biting
- Breast pain or discomfort
- Swollen lymph nodes
Seek medical attention if you suffer form any of these reactions.
Please refer to the patient information leaflet for comprehensive information on side effects and how to cope with them.
Migard 2.5mg Warnings
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medication as some medicines can interact with Migard tablets.
In particular, before taking Migard, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- Ergotamine or ergotamine derivatives
- Any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Oral contraceptives or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Any other triptan medicines
This medicine may not be suitable for post-menopausal women.
Please read the patient information leaflet for full details on warnings and drug interactions. Please speak to your doctor for more information if you have any questions or concerns.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use Migard tablets while pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor has given you a prescription for this medicine and instructed you to take it.
If you are taking Migard while breastfeeding, do not breastfeed for 24 hours after taking this medication. Any milk expressed during that time should be discarded.
Migard contains the active ingredient frovatriptan.
It also contains the following inactive substances: anhydrous lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycollate (type A), silica colloidal anhydrous.
How it works - get your medicine in 3 simple steps
- 1 Choose your treatment Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
- 2 Online consultation Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
- 3 Receive your delivery Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.