Order Migraine Treatment

Order a prescription for your pharmacy of choice for migraine treatment.

€21.50 per consultation

€21.50 per consultation

Simply fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment. How to Order

Migraine is a common condition which causes severe headaches. Migraine headaches are often accompanied by other symptoms, for example, nausea, sensitivity to light or vomiting.

Migraines can be treated with over the counter painkillers. If painkillers do not work, you can try treating your migraine with triptans.

Use our convenient online doctor service at ZAVA to order a prescription for the following triptans:

  • Sumatriptan 50mg and 100mg Tablets
  • Imigran Nasal Spray

To place your order, fill in our brief medical questionnaire.

One of our online doctors will review your order and approve a prescription for the appropriate treatment. Your prescription will be issued to a local pharmacy in Ireland. Alternatively, you can also choose to have your medication delivered directly to your door.

Migraine symptoms

Data suggests that between 12-15% of Irish people suffer from migraines. This means that roughly half a million people suffer from migraines in Ireland.

Migraines can cause the following symptoms:

  • headache
  • sensitivity to light
  • sensitivity to noise
  • throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Some patients experience migraines with aura, which means that they also experience symptoms such as:

  • problems with their vision
  • numbness of the face or limbs
  • problems with speech
  • dizziness

Why some people have migraines is not entirely clear. It is assumed that migraines occur when blood vessels surrounding your brain widen.

How is migraine treated?

There are many ways of treating migraines, from over the counter painkillers to lifestyle changes. The first line treatment for migraine is non-prescription painkillers. If they do not help you cope with your symptoms, you can try triptans.

Many migraine patients find that certain triggers cause them to suffer migraines. Identifying what causes migraine in your case and avoiding triggers can help you reduce the frequency of your symptoms.

What are triptans?

Triptans are a prescription medication for migraines. It is assumed that migraines are caused by blood vessels in your brain widening to an unusual extent. Triptans are believed to work by narrowing these enlarged blood vessels, thereby reducing the severity and duration of migraine attacks.

You should only take triptans as soon as you can feel a migraine coming on. The sooner you take them; the more effective they can be.

Triptans are not suitable for everyone, and you need to get a prescription to buy most of them.

Taking sumatriptan 50mg tablets

All triptans work best when taken as soon as you notice the first symptoms of a migraine. Take one Sumatriptan tablet with a drink of water as soon as you feel a migraine starting. Swallow the tablet whole without chewing it.

If you have never taken Sumatriptan before, start with a 50mg dose. If your symptoms do not improve or they come back, you can check with your doctor about taking a higher dose of 100mg instead.

How to use Imigran nasal spray

Imigran nasal spray contains sumatriptan and works in the same way as sumatriptan tablets. The nasal spray is convenient for migraine sufferers who feel nauseous during migraines and find it difficult to swallow tablets. Just like the tablets, you need to use the nasal spray as soon as you notice the first migraine symptoms.

Each single-use Imigran Nasal Spray contains just one dose - so make sure you read the instructions on how to use it carefully, first.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is an IMC and GMC registered GP who works with our Irish team here at ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training at Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 08 Jan 2021

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