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 is a prescription medication, containing the active ingredient Sumatriptan, it is designed to effectively treat the cause and symptoms of migraine.
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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 is a prescription only medication licensed for use in the effective treatment of migraine.
Maxalt Melt is a prescription only medication, containing the active ingredient Rizatriptan, licensed for use in the treatment of migraine.
Zomig is a prescription only medication, containing the active ingredient Zolmitriptan, licensed for use in the treatment of migraine headaches.
Rizatriptan is a prescription only medication used to alleviate symptoms of migraines.
Zolmitriptan is a prescription only medication licensed for use in the effective treatment of migraine headaches.
What causes 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