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Imigran is a common cure for migraine with sumatriptan succinate as its active component. This drug for migraines is part of a certain class of medications called triptans. Triptans do not function like pain killers, but rather they switch the changes in the brain that causes migraines.

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What is the difference between Imigran and Sumatriptan?

Imigran and Sumatripan Generic are pathologically similar. The brand name Imigran has an active component called Sumatripan succinate. This drug for migraine is produced by GlaxoSmithKline and was the very first treatment with a sumatripan succinate component. Imigran is available in all parts of the world, and is popular in the UK and Europe. Today, sumatripan succinate is also available as the standard version of Imigran in the form of Sumatripan Generic which then is cheaper than Imigran.

How does Imigran Work?

It is believed that the indications related to migraine is caused by the momentary widening of theblood vessels in the brain. Imigran functions by rousing the serotonin (5HT) receptors in the brain which consequently widens the blood vessels thus treating the source of the migraine.

When should I take Imigran?

When analgesics do not work, and when the migraines occur less than 10 episodes in a month, the triptan class of medications are used. Several different types of triptans exist, and every individual is unique which means then that some kinds of triptans might work for some, and might not work for others. Imigran is recommended to be taken when the migraine is only starting so that it will function as a preventative treatment. It works to treat migraines, and not prevent them.

How do I take Imigran?

Imigran may be taken on an empty stomach and consumed at any time. It is recommended to take one dose of its tablet, and while the migraine is only starting. A second dose may be taken, but only after two hours, and only when the first dose did not entirely relieve the indications. It is not recommended to have another dose if the first one did not totally have any effect, but Imigran may be taken again when the migraine occurs in the future.

Will I experience any side effects when I take Imigran?

Each treatment can possibly cause some unexpected results, and each side effect may vary per person. Luckily, this drug is considered to be effective for most people which is why its side effects only affect not more than in 10 people. Some possible side effects of Imigran are vomiting, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness or tiredness. Consult your doctor or the pharmacist if you have questions about the potential side effects.