What is Imigran Nasal Spray?
Imigran nasal spray is prescribed to provide relief to the symptoms of a migraine attack. It is not to be used for the prevention of future migraine attacks. It may also be used for other types of migraine headaches.
How does Imigran Nasal Spray work?
Sumatriptan is the active ingredient in Imigran Nasal Spray. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain that has become widened, providing relief to the symptoms of a migraine attack. Imigran Nasal Spray is to be administered at the first sign of the symptoms of a migraine headache. It may also be used at any time during a migraine attack. Imigran Nasal Spray should not be used before a migraine attack. It does not prevent future occurrences of a migraine attack.
What are the benefits of using Imigran Nasal Spray?
The main benefit of using Imigran Nasal Spray is the relief it provides from the symptoms of a migraine attack. Imigran Nasal Spray effectively narrows the enlarged blood vessels in the brain to provide relief to the symptoms of a migraine.
Imigran Nasal Sprays come in individual blister packs. Do not open a blister until you are ready to use the spray. Blow your nose before use if it feels blocked.
Hold the spray with your index and middle fingers each side on the nozzle and your thumb resting on the blue plunger. Insert the nozzle into one nostril (about 1cm or 1/2 inch in) and block the other using a finger by pressing firmly on the side of your nose. Start to breathe in gently through your nose and out through your mouth. As you breath in, press the blue plunger firmly with your thumb, keep breathing in whilst it is spraying. Remove the spray and unblock your other nostril. Keep breathing in gently through your nose and out through your mouth for 10 seconds. Your nose may feel wet and you may detect a slight taste after using the spray - this is normal.
Discard the used spray.
Pressure or tightness in the chest or throat, tingling sensations, irritation of the nose or throat, nosebleed, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, hot flushes, aches, shortness of breath.
The active ingredient in Imigran Nasal Spray is Sumatriptan.
Other ingredients in the spray are potassium dihydrogen phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate anhydrous, sulphuric acid, sodium hydroxide and purified water.