What are Migraleve Pink Tablets?
Migraleve Pink Tablets are used to treat the symptoms of migraine attacks, such as nausea and headache.
These tablets contain the following active ingredients: codeine phosphate, paracetamol and buclizine hydrochloride.
Migraleve Pink Tablets are suitable for use in adults and children 12 years and over. This medicine should not be given to children below the age of 12.
This medicine is not suitable for use during pregnancy. There is insufficient evidence relating to the safety of codeine, buclizine and paracetamol in pregnant women. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine and only take it if your doctor considers it is essential.
Breastfeeding mothers should not take Migraleve Pink Tablets, as paracetamol and codeine can pass into breast milk.
This medicine should only be taken for a maximum of 3 days, as codeine phosphate can be habit-forming. If you do not experience relief of your symptoms within 3 days, consult your doctor.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
How do Migraleve Pink Tablets work?
Migraine attacks cause symptoms such as headache, nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraleve Pink Tablets contain three active ingredients. Buclizine hydrochloride stops the brain's nerve centre receiving messages that cause nausea and vomiting, providing relief from these symptoms.
Paracetamol reduces the production of prostaglandins in the brain, providing pain relief. Prostaglandins are responsible for sensitising nerve endings and causing pain.
Codeine is an opioid which mimics the action of endorphins, chemicals produced by our brains which reduce pain. Migraleve Pink Tablets contain 8mg of codeine phosphate, which works in conjunction with the paracetamol to provide relief from mild migraine headaches.
Because this medicine contains opioids, it should not be taken if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to them or to any of the other ingredients. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.
How to use Migraleve Pink Tablets
- You can take these tablets with or without food
- For adults and adolescents aged 15 years and over, take 2 tablets as soon as your migraine symptoms start
- For children aged 12 to 14 years, take 1 tablet as soon as your migraine symptoms start
- If your symptoms persist, you can take Migraleve Yellow tablets
- You should not take Migraleve Yellow until 4-6 hours after taking a dose of Migraleve Pink
- Do not take this medicine for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor
What dosages are available for Migraleve Pink Tablets?
There is only one dosage available for Migraleve Pink Tablets. Each tablet contains paracetamol DC 96% 520mg (equivalent to 500mg of paracetamol), 8mg of codeine phosphate and 6.25mg of buclizine hydrochloride.
This medicine is available to buy over the counter, without a prescription from your doctor.
It should not be taken for more than 3 days.
What are the side effects of Migraleve Pink Tablets?
Side effects can include: drowsiness; dizziness; constipation; nausea and vomiting; dry mouth; itching; sweating; headache; confusion; blurred vision; allergic reaction; skin rash; and, itching. If you are concerned about these or any other side effects, contact your doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Migraleve Pink Tablets?
You should not use Migraleve Pink Tablets if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicine in the last 14 days, such as moclobemide, tranylcypromine, phenelzine or isocarboxazid (antidepressants) or selegiline (for Parkinson's disease).
The risk of drowsiness when taking this medicine is increased if you are taking benzodiazepines such as diazepam or temazepam; sleeping tablets; antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine; opioid painkillers such as morphine; tricyclic antidepressants; or, sedating antihistamines such as hydroxyzine or chlorphenamine.
You should consult your doctor before using Migraleve Pink Tablets if you are taking domperidone, metoclopramide, ritonavir, rifampicin or quinidine.
Do not take cholestyramine within 1 hour of taking Migraleve Pink Tablets.
This medicine may cause drowsiness and affect your vision. If you are affected, you should not drive or operate machinery and avoid drinking alcohol.
Do not take this medicine with other products containing paracetamol, such as over-the-counter cold and flu remedies.
How to buy Migraleve Pink Tablets online
You can buy Migraleve Pink Tablets online to reduce the symptoms of migraines when over-the-counter painkillers have proved insufficient. Firstly complete a consultation to be approved by our partner doctor. Once approved, this will remain in your personal member's area for quicker reordering in the future.
Migraleve Pink Tablets are available for free next-day delivery across the UK, free same-day delivery within London and free nominated delivery. We also have a number UPS Access Points if you'd rather pick up your medication in-person.