Migraine

Providing effective relief from migraine associated headaches

Safe, Effective Treatment

Migraine is a common yet debilitating condition which involves a moderate to severe headache, usually presenting as a throbbing pain on either side of the head, and is often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and/or sensitivity to light or sound. Although migraines can present themselves at any age, they normally begin in young adulthood and are more prevalent in women. It is estimated that migraine affects 1 in 5 women compared with 1 in 15 men. The severity and frequency of migraines tend to improve with age, however this is not always the case for everyone. 

Symptoms of migraine attacks are personal to the individual, with sufferers experiencing different symptoms with varying degrees of impact on their day-to-day life. Migraine attacks can vary in frequency, from 1-2 a month to 2-3 attacks a week, lasting from hours to even days at a time. Some migraines are also experienced fairly infrequently, from months to even years, and may present as fairly mild and short-lived in comparison.

Imigran

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Imigran is a prescription medication, containing the active ingredient Sumatriptan, it is designed to effectively treat the cause and symptoms of migraine.

Imigran Nasal Spray

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Imigran Nasal Spray is a prescription only medication, containing the active ingredient Sumatriptan, and is used in the treatment of migraine.

Sumatriptan

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Sumatriptan is a prescription only medication licensed for use in the effective treatment of migraine.

Maxalt

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Maxalt Melt is a prescription only medication, containing the active ingredient Rizatriptan, licensed for use in the treatment of migraine.

Zomig

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Zomig is a prescription only medication, containing the active ingredient Zolmitriptan, licensed for use in the treatment of migraine headaches.

Rizatriptan

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Rizatriptan is a prescription only medication used to alleviate symptoms of migraines.

Zolmitriptan

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Zolmitriptan is a prescription only medication licensed for use in the effective treatment of migraine headaches.

What causes migraine?

Although much research has been undertaken to locate the cause of migraine headaches, the exact cause is unknown and not yet fully understood. Research has shown however that symptoms associated with migraine result from changes in the blood vessels located in the brain. Temporary dilation or widening of these blood vessels and nerves, triggered by chemicals located within the brain, are thought to cause the symptoms of migraine. 

Half of people who experience migraine also have close relatives who also suffer from the condition. This suggests that genetics may also play a role in the development and suffering of migraine.

Certain people find that their migraines are also associated with certain triggers, these can include:
- Beginning their period
- Stress
- Tiredness/Fatigue
- Certain foods or drinks
You can buy effective migraine medication online from Smart Chemist. We are UK registered online pharmacy and have a list of prescription only migraine tablets available via our safe, secure and confidential online pharmacy service. For more information contact one of our expert Pharmacists on 0203 167 8789

How does migraine treatment work?

Migraine symptoms have been linked to the temporary dilation (widening) of blood vessels in the brain, resulting in the throbbing like pain commonly associated with migraine. The prescription only treatments available from Smart Chemist are referred to as 'Triptans'. They are selective serotonin (5HT) receptor agonists, which work to treat migraine symptoms by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain, resulting in the constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels returning them back to their original state.

For more information on which migraine treatment to choose or to find out what migraine medication is right for you, speak to one our expert pharmacists on 0203 167 8789.