Migraleve Pink Tablets

  • Contains Paracetamol, Codeine and Buclizine
  • Effective treatment for Migraines
  • Fast acting pain relief

This medicine should only be used for up to three days

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About Migraleve Pink Tablets
  1. What is Migraleve Pink?

    Migraleve Pink is a migraine treatment that targets pain from the onset of an attack.

    This medicine should only be used to treat short-term migraine attacks and not be taken for longer than three days.

    Migraleve Pink contains three active ingredients: paracetamol, codeine and buclizine, which each work in their own way to effectively relieve the pain that is caused by migraines.

    You can buy Migraleve Pink from pharmacies without a prescription. 

    What are Migraleve Pink tablets used to treat?

    Migraleve Pink tablets are used to treat the symptoms of a migraine attack when the likes of paracetamol and ibuprofen have not worked.

    A migraine is usually a moderate to severe headache that feels like a throbbing pain on one side of the head.

    The exact cause of a migraine is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by the blood vessels temporarily widening in the brain, as well as chemical and nerve changes.

    Certain triggers can cause a migraine attack, such as stress, the beginning of a period for women, tiredness and certain foods and drinks.

    Why is Migraleve Pink recommended for migraines?

    The three active ingredients in Migraleve Pink tablets each work in their own way to relieve the symptoms of migraines. Each has been shown to effectively alleviate migraines, and when combined in this treatment, you can experience long-lasting, fast-acting relief from the symptoms. 

    How does Migraleve Pink work?

    Each tablet contains three active ingredients: codeine, paracetamol and buclizine, which is an antihistamine.

    The paracetamol and codeine in Migraleve Pink work to block the chemical messages in the brain that tell the body it is in pain. Buclizine works to relieve the symptoms that come with a migraine, including headaches, nausea and vomiting.

    This medicine should only be used for up to three days.

    Who can take Migraleve Pink?

    This medicine must not be taken by children under the age of 12.

    Do not give this medicine to children with breathing problems, or to children and adolescents after the removal of their tonsils or adenoids for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

    Do not take this medicine if any of the following apply to you:

    • Your migraines have not been diagnosed by a doctor
    • You are allergic to paracetamol, codeine, buclizine or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine
    • You have taken any other painkillers in the last four hours
    • You are aware that your body metabolises codeine into morphine rapidly
    • You have recently developed shallow breathing
    • You have a bowel obstruction or your bowel does not work properly
    • You have raised pressure in your skull or a head injury

    Talk to your doctor before you start taking this medication if:

    • You have prostate disease
    • You find it difficult to urinate or are unable to urinate
    • You suffer from liver or kidney disease
    • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • You are currently taking any other medicines (please see the Warnings tab for full details)
    • You suffer from fits
    • You have asthma, a lung disease or any other breathing problems
    • You have closed angle glaucoma
    • You are an alcoholic or have alcoholic liver disease

    This list is not exhaustive. Read the patient information leaflet for full details on warnings.

    Can you buy Migraleve Pink over the counter?

    Migraleve Pink can be bought from pharmacies without needing a prescription.

    Can you buy Migraleve Pink online in the UK?

    You can buy Migraleve Pink tablets online without a prescription from Medicine Direct. All you need to do is fill out a confidential online consultation, which will be reviewed by a registered doctor or pharmacist.

    After this, you can then place your order with our pharmacy. As long as you order by 2pm, we can have your medicine with you the next day.

    Medicine Direct is fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which means we can guarantee all our medication is genuine and approved for sale in the UK. For your own safety, never order medicine online from anywhere other than registered UK pharmacies.

    Migraleve Pink alternatives

    If Migraleve Pink is not a suitable migraine relief medicine for you, do not worry. There are plenty of alternative medications to order from Medicine Direct; all you need to do is complete our online consultation form.

    Another non-prescription alternative to Migraleve Pink is Anadin Extra. Containing paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine, Anadin Extra tablets provide rapid relief from migraines and can be taken by people over the age of 16.

    Triptan medicines like Sumatriptan and Almotriptan require a prescription to order from our pharmacy. However, by completing an online consultation, you can still purchase them from Medicine Direct once a prescriber has reviewed your answers to make sure the medicine is safe for you to take. Triptans work to narrow the blood vessels in the brain, which widen during a migraine attack. This relieves the pain quickly and effectively.

  2. Migraleve Pink Tablets Dosage and Directions

    Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Migraleve Pink Tablets.

    How to use

    Always take Migraleve Pink tablets exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are still not sure.

    These tablets are for oral use only. Swallow them whole with a drink of water, do not crush or chew the tablets.

    Do not take Migraleve Pink less than four hours after taking other painkillers.

    Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 12.


    For children aged 12 to 15 years old, swallow 1 pink tablet at the first sign of a migraine attack. Do not take more than one tablet in 24 hours.

    For adults and children over the age of 16, take two tablets at the first sign of a migraine attack. Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours.

    Do not take Migraleve Pink tablets for longer than three days without speaking to your doctor. Codeine can cause addiction.

  3. Migraleve Pink Tablets Side Effects

    Very common side effects include:

    • Sleepiness
    • Feeling sick
    • Headache
    • Face flushing/reddening

    Common side effects include:

    • Constipation
    • Dry mouth
    • Being sick
    • Increased sweating
    • Dizziness

    Uncommon reactions can include feeling happy or a rash.

    The following side effects may occur at an unknown frequency:

    • Pancreas inflammation in people who have had their gallbladder removed
    • Dependence and addiction (see Warnings tab for more information)
    • Adrenal glands not working as they should
    • Decreased sex hormones
    • Tiredness
    • Fits
    • Twitching
    • Spinning sensation
    • Hypothermia
    • Breathing difficulty from thickened mucus
    • Hives/itching
    • Difficulty passing urine
    • Movement or coordination problems
    • Abdominal pain
    • Kidney problems
    • Loss of appetite
    • Indigestion

    Codeine toxicity is another reaction. Symptoms include shallow breathing, feeling confused or extremely sleepy.

    Read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive details on side effects. If you are worried about side effects, ask your doctor.

  4. Migraleve Pink Warnings and Drug Interactions

    Can I take this product if I am taking other medication?

    Before taking Migraleve Pink, inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

    In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the below:

    • Metoclopramide or domperidone
    • Cholestyramine
    • Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
    • Anticonvulsants (for epilepsy)
    • Antimuscarinic drugs
    • You are taking (or have taken in the last two weeks) any Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression
    • Muscle relaxantns
    • General anaesthetics
    • Any other painkillers that contain paracetamol or codeine
    • Products similar to codeine
    • Any drugs that affect the brain including antidepressants, drugs for mental conditions causing delusions or hallucinations, drugs to help you sleep or decrease anxiety

    Can I become addicted to these tablets?

    Migraleve pink contains codeine, which is an opioid that can cause addiction. If you stop taking Migraleve Pink suddenly, you could suffer from withdrawal symptoms.

    Because of the possible risk of addiction, you must not use this medicine for longer than three days.

    Do not give this medicine to children under 12.

    Read the patient information leaflet for full details on warnings. Speak to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

  5. Migraleve Pink Ingredients

    The main active ingredients within this medicine are: Paracetamol, Codeine phosphate and Buclizine hydrochloride.

    For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

  6. How much does it cost to buy Migraleve Pink tablets online in the UK?

    Migraleve Pink Quantity Buy online UK price
      12 tablets £6.99
      24 tablets  £9.99
  7. How many Migraleve Pink tablets can you take?

    Adults must not take more than two tablets in 24 hours. Children under the age of 16 must not take more than one tablet in 24 hours.

    Is Migraleve Pink an opioid?

    Migraleve Pink tablets contain codeine, which belongs to the opioid class of medicines.

    How long does Migraleve Pink take to work?

    Migraleve Pink should take effect after between 30 minutes and one hour of being taken.

    Can you take painkillers with Migraleve Pink?

    You must not take any other medicine that contains paracetamol within 4 hours of taking Migraleve Pink. Read the patient information leaflet for more details on drug interactions with other painkillers.

    Does Migraleve Pink make you sleepy?

    Sleepiness is a possible side effect of taking Migraleve Pink. It will not affect everyone, but you should talk to your doctor if this bothers you or does not go away.

    What is the difference between yellow and pink Migraleve tablets?

    Migraleve comes as pink or yellow tablets. The pink tablets work to relieve the symptoms of a migraine, while the yellow tablets are designed to treat headaches and discomfort.

    Can you take Migraleve Pink every day?

    You should not take Migraleve Pink tablets for longer than three days. Taking this medicine for longer than three days can cause addiction. If you are still suffering from migraine symptoms after taking Migraleve Pink for three days, talk to your doctor.

    Does Migraleve Pink cause weight gain?

    Weight gain is not a side effect of Migraleve Pink. However, this medicine may stop your adrenal gland from working properly, which can cause weight loss. The frequency of this side effect is unknown.

    Is Migraleve the same as Co-codamol?

    Co-codamol and Migraleve contain two of the same active ingredients, paracetamol and codeine. However, Migraleve also contains buclizine hydrochloride.

    Is Migraleve safe?

    When taken as instructed, Migraleve is a safe and effective treatment for migraine symptoms. However, children under 12 years of age must not take this medication. You must not take it for longer than three days, as this can cause addiction. You must also not exceed the stated doses.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 27/07/2021

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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