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How It Works
  • 01. Choose Treatment

    Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.

  • 02. Online Consultation

    Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.

  • 03. Express Delivery

    Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.

What is a Migraine?

A migraine is a prolonged or severe headache that causes a throbbing pain in the temples. Migraines can also cause nausea or vomiting, and some may make you sensitive to changes in light and sound. The length of a migraine varies; however, they can continue for hours or even days.

As they have such a big impact on your physical wellbeing, many people struggle to work or socialise whilst experiencing a migraine. Unfortunately, there currently isn’t a cure. However, there are ways to relieve the symptoms of a migraine.

What triggers a migraine?

If you frequently experience migraines, it may be worth keeping a diary of the food you consumed and things you did during that day. By tracking hormonal, dietary and environmental factors you might be able to pinpoint what it is that triggers the headaches.

Emotional factors are very common triggers for a migraine. For instance, your migraine may be caused by an increase in stress, anxiety or if you have experienced a shock. Physical reasons for the onset of a migraine can include tiredness, over exercising and tension in your shoulders or neck caused by poor posture.

Dietary triggers can be harder to track, as in some cases it may not be the food you have eaten, but the temperature of the food as this increases the levels of tyramine which triggers headaches. However, products to watch out for include alcohol, caffeine, citrus-based foods and any product that naturally contains tyramine, such as cured meats and some cheeses.

Are there different types of migraines?

There are several different forms of migraines. The two major categories these fall into are ‘migraines with aura,’ and a ‘migraines without aura.’

Aura migraines can be very disorientating, as they can have a big impact on your vision and cause you to see shapes or flashes, or even lose vision for short periods of time. They can also impact your sense of smell, taste and touch.

A migraine without aura can be very painful. Many people cannot continue daily activities due to the discomfort it causes. The pain and disorientation can also cause vomiting and more.

Best migraine medication

Migraines can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing. At Medicine Direct, we have a range of medicine to treat migraines. We offer free online consultations with our qualified doctors, who will be able to advise you on which treatment is the most effective for you.

Order now from our range of migraine tablets:

Imigran tablets for migraine

For the treatment of both aura and non-aura migraines.


Maxalt melt

Wafer medicine to be dissolved in the mouth as soon as symptoms begin. Ten milligram doses to be taken no more than three times a day. Sold in wafers or in tablet form of Rizatriptan.



To be taken as instructed by the doctor, usually two tablets as soon as the headache phase of a migraine begins.



A nasal spray used to treat headaches. To be sprayed into the nose once to treat a headache as soon as it has begun.