What is Migard?
Migard is a type of medicine commonly known as a triptan. It contains the active ingredient frovatriptan which has a narrowing effect on blood vessels and nerves in the brain and so relieves the pain of migraine headaches. Migard is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Migard used for?
Migard is used to treat migraine, a type of headache that involves severe, often pounding headache. In addition to severe headache, migraines can also be accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light, sound and smell. The onset of a migraine may be preceded by an aura (visual disturbances such as dark patches, flashing lights, stars or zigzag patterns), speech problems, pins and needles or motor paralysis sensations in the limbs. Migard can be used to relieve migraine headaches with or without aura or motor paralysis symptoms.
How to use Migard
Migard should only be used to relieve migraine after it has started. It should not be used to prevent a migraine attack. One Migard tablet should be taken as early as possible after the migraine headache has started. The tablet should not be chewed, but swallowed whole with some liquid. Migard tablets can be taken with or without food. Migard takes about an hour to take effect. Do not take a second dose if this medicine does not have any effect. If the first dose does initially relieve your migraine, but the headache then comes back, you can take a second dose. However, if you need a second dose because your migraine has returned, you should not take it within two hours of your first dose.
Migard can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual dose in adults aged 18 to 65 years is:
- one 2.5-mg tablet at a time.
Migard tablets are not recommended in people under 18 and over 65 years of age, unless otherwise advised by a doctor. Read the package leaflet before use.
Like all medicines Migard may cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. The most commonly noted side effects include:
- Sleepiness, tiredness;
- Tingling, numbness or other unusual sensations;
- Pain, muscle ache;
- Sensation of tightness or pressure in any part of the body, including the chest and throat. If feelings of tightness or pressure continue or are particularly severe (especially chest pain), you should tell your doctor immediately.
For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Migard
Migard is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to frovatriptan or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- You have or have a history of heart problems, liver problems, brain haemorrhage or cardiovascular disease;
- You have high blood pressure.
Consult a doctor on the use of Migard if you have a health condition that is not listed above, are taking medication, smoke cigarettes or are older than 40 years of age. For a complete list of contraindications, interactions and warnings, see the package leaflet.
Do not use Migard if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting a doctor first.
Migard may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Stay out of traffic if you do experience these side effects.
Alcohol is a migraine trigger. Avoid drinking alcohol shortly after a migraine attack.