What are Migard 2.5mg Tablets?
Migard 2.5mg Tablets include the active ingredient frovatriptan, a painkiller specifically used to relieve migraine attacks. Frovatriptan is also known as a serotonin/5HT receptor agonist or 'triptan'. It provides relief once a migraine attack has started, but it cannot be used as a preventative measure for migraines.
These tablets are not effective in treating ophthalmoplegic, hemiplegic or basilar migraines.
How do Migard 2.5mg Tablets work?
Although the cause of migraine attacks is unclear, an increase in certain chemicals in the brain is thought to be the source. This increase causes blood vessels in the brain to widen, leading to a painful, throbbing headache, nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Each tablet contains the active ingredient frovatriptan.
Migard 2.5mg Tablets force these blood vessels to narrow and return to normal, thus relieving the pain.
Frovatriptan mimics the naturally occurring substance serotonin and stimulates the serotonin/5HT receptors, which causes the vessels to narrow.
These tablets will not prevent a headache from starting, rather they are taken to relieve symptoms once an attack has begun. You should take these tablets as soon as the pain begins (although they can be taken at a later stage). They should not be used in the 'aura' stage of a migraine.
How to use Migard 2.5mg Tablets
- The usual dose is one tablet per day. You should not exceed 5mg per day (two tablets).
- Place the tablet in your mouth and swallow with a drink of water
- Repeat as directed in the accompanying leaflet or by your doctor or pharmacist
- Take the tablets as soon as the migraine pain presents itself
- If the first tablet does not alleviate the pain, do not take another dose for the same attack. However, if it initially provides relief, take a second dose later that day. However, do not take a second tablet within two hours of the first dose.
What dosages are available for Migard 2.5mg Tablets?
There is only one available dose for Migard 2.5mg Tablets. Each film-coated tablet contains 2.5mg of frovatriptan.
What are the side effects of Migard 2.5mg Tablets?
Not everyone who takes this medicine will experience side effects as medicine affects people differently.
Side effects which have been reported include: fatigue; dizziness; dry mouth; chest pain; palpitations; pins and needles; visual disturbances; insomnia; anxiety or changes in mood; sweating; feeling weak; and, increased blood pressure.
You may also experience warmth, heaviness or tightness in specific parts of the body. Usually, this occurs in the chest or throat. Some people also experience tingling or pain in the same areas.
Although these side effects can feel intense, they normally subside within a few minutes. However, if side effects persist you should stop taking these tablets and consult your doctor immediately.
As Migard 2.5mg Tablets are known to cause drowsiness, you should exercise caution when driving or operating heavy machinery whilst taking this medicine.
You should also be aware that using painkillers for headaches for an extended period may make your headaches worse.
What are the precautions/interactions of Migard 2.5mg Tablets?
Migard 2.5mg Tablets should only be used to prevent migraines in people who have had a migraine diagnosis from their doctor.
Those with a history of stroke, heart problems, high blood pressure, liver problems, glucose-galactose malabsorption, galactose intolerance or Lapp lactase deficiency should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.
Those with risk factors for heart disease, men over the age of 40, post-menopausal women and individuals with depression should exercise caution when using this medicine.
This medicine should not be taken in combination with other 5HT agonists (triptans) such as sumatriptan or rizatriptan.
The effects of this medication on adolescents under the age of 18, people over the age of 65 years and on pregnant or breastfeeding women have not been fully established. It is therefore recommended that these groups consult a doctor before using Migard 2.5mg Tablets.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
How to buy Migard 2.5mg Tablets online
You can buy Migard Tablets online in a dosage of 2.5mg to alleviate migraines. To do so, we require a few medical details to determine whether this is the correct treatment for you. The consultation itself takes approximately 2 minutes and is reviewed by our partner doctor.
Orders of Migard approved by 4.30pm Monday to Friday are available for free next-day delivery across the UK.