Migard 2.5mg - 6 Tablets

  • Effective treatment for Migraines
  • Fast acting pain relief
  • Relieves symptoms
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What is Migard 2.5mg?

Migard 2.5mg tablets are taken to treat a migraine headache. These tablets contain a medicine called frovatriptan, which belongs to a class of medicines known as triptans.

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
  • Fatigue
  • 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:

  • Dehydration
  • 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
  • Itchiness
  • 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.

 

I had previously been prescribed Migard, but have now been given Frovatriptan. Is there a difference between the two?


Frovatriptan is the active ingredient contained in Migard. Frovatriptan is the generic version of Migard.

What do Frovatriptan/Migard tablets contain?


The active ingredient contained in Migard tablets is frovatriptan. These tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycollate (type A), silica colloidal anhydrous.

How does Migard work?


Migraines are thought to occur as a result of the blood vessels in your brain widening, creating a throbbing sensation. This medicine is believed to work by stimulating the brain's serotonin receptors, causing the blood vessels to narrow and relieve the throbbing pain that comes with a migraine headache.

How do I take Migard tablets?


Take one tablet at the onset of a migraine. Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water, do not crush or chew them. If your symptoms return, you can take another tablet, as long as it is at least 2 hours since your last dose. Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours.

Is it safe to use other migraine treatments alongside Migard?


Over the counter painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen are safe to take at the same time as Migard. Antiemetic treatments can also be used alongside this medicine. Do not take more than one triptan medication at the same time.

How much Migard can I buy in one purchase?


Migard is only available to purchase on prescription, so you will only be able to order a maximum of three packets in one purchase.

Should I take Migard with food?


You can take these tablets with or without food.

Is Migard affected by alcohol, antibiotics or the contraceptive pill?


None of these should affect this medication, although alcohol can make the symptoms of a migraine worse, so you might wish to avoid it.

Are Migard tablets available for next-day delivery?


If you place your order by 2pm, we can offer you next day delivery on your medication.

Is it safe to buy Migard online?


It is perfectly safe to order Migard online from Medicine Direct. This medicine is only available on prescription, so should only be bought after you have spoken to a legitimate health professional. At Medicine Direct, one of our registered doctors or pharmacists can issue you with a prescription for Migard after you have completed an online consultation, which will determine this medicine's suitability for your unique condition.

How do I buy Migard tablets online?


This medicine can only be bought with a prescription. To order Migard online from Medicine Direct, just fill out a simple and confidential online consultation. Your answers will be reviewed by a registered doctor or pharmacist, who will provide you with a prescription to purchase this medicine if they deem it safe for you to use.

What does the price include?


The price includes an online consultation with a registered health professional, the medicine itself and the postage.

What are the advantages of buying Migard online?


Ordering medicine online means you do not have to wait to see a doctor. You can have your problem diagnosed swiftly by a qualified and registered doctor or pharmacist, who is legally able to provide you with a prescription for a suitable treatment.

Does Migard help to prevent migraines?


No, this medicine should not be used to prevent migraines; only take it when you feel the onset of a migraine headache.

Is Migard a painkiller?


Migard is not a painkiller medication, although it does work to relieve the pain associated with migraine headaches.

Will Migard definitely cure my migraines?


Migard is a very effective treatment for migraines. If you find that taking one dose does not work, do not take a second tablet for the same migraine. You can take another tablet if your migraine returns, as long as it is at least 2 hours since you took the first tablet. Do not take more than two doses in 24 hours.

What other steps can I take to help my migraines?


There are certain steps you can take to ease your migraine symptoms, although what works best for you will depend on the symptoms and triggers you have. If you suffer from light sensitivity, try lying down in a dark room. If you become sensitive to noise, try to find somewhere that is quiet until the migraine subsides. Some people also find that resting, eating or drinking something can ease their symptoms.

I normally get Migard tablets from my doctor - why should I buy them online?


Ordering online means that you can be seen by a registered doctor or pharmacist without even needing to leave the house. Our online consultation service means that your symptoms can be reviewed and diagnosed by a registered health professional from the comfort of your own home. Our medical team can give you a prescription for an appropriate medicine for your condition, which you can then order from our online pharmacy.

Migard 2.5mg Side Effects

Rare side effects of taking Migard include:

  • Fever
  • 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 Ingredients

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.

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Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 10/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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