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Migraines are severe headaches that can cause physical impairment. They usually trigger a strong, throbbing pain on one side of the head.

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    Sumatriptan

    Sumatriptan

    Generic tablet. Similar to Imigran. Suitable for migraines with or without aura.

    • Starting from £25.00
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    Zolmitriptan

    Zolmitriptan

    Generic version of Zomig. Comes as a regular or melt in the mouth tablet.

    • Starting from £32.00

    Zomig

    Zolmitriptan

    Branded version of Zolmitriptan. Available as tablets or nasal spray for fast symptom relief.

    • Starting from £58.00
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    Almotriptan

    Almotriptan

    Potent migraine relief that can treat a range of symptoms within 30 minutes.

    • Starting from £25.00
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    Imigran

    Sumatriptan

    The fast acting migraine relief treatment available as a tablet or a spray.

    • Starting from £72.00
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    Frovatriptan

    Frovatriptan

    • Starting from £47.00

    Migard

    Frovatriptan

    Branded frovatriptan. Effective migraine relief that stays in your system for over 24 hours.

    • Starting from £46.00

    MigraMax

    Lysine + metoclopramide

    A unique formulation of painkiller and anti-emetic that comes in easy-to-use powder sachets.

    • Starting from £31.00

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    What are migraines?

    Migraines are headaches which can be extremely painful. They may impair your judgement, your movements, and make it difficult to perform basic everyday tasks. When you have a headache you may be able to soothe it by taking over the counter painkillers, but migraines need treatment and medical monitoring.

    Some migraines are preceded by what’s known as an ‘aura’. Aura symptoms can be almost as unpleasant as the migraine headache, and include seeing flashing lights, zig-zag lines or black patches that aren’t there, having a heightened sensitivity to noise and light, and feeling numbness in one hand, which can extend to the arm and face. All these aura symptoms can be seen as early signs of a migraine.

    Experiencing an aura doesn’t happen in every case, and many people never get them at all. There’s also a third group of people who may get aura symptoms but never get a headache. This is called a silent migraine.

    Who gets migraines?

    Anyone can get them at any point. But some studies show that women are much more likely to suffer from migraines than men. This condition is also much more prevalent in people that have a family history of migraines.

    Although the exact cause of migraines is unknown, there are a few known possible triggers such as high levels of stress, irregular sleep patterns and not getting enough sleep, or too much alcohol or caffeine consumption.

    How common are migraines?

    Migraines are the most common cause of recurrent headaches. Although they can be genetic, any person can experience them in response to emotional, physical or environmental triggers. It’s thought that migraines are experienced by at least 20% of women, and over 10% of men at some point in their lives.

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    What causes migraines?

    The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but there are theories such as them being the result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain.

    Migraines often have triggers, and they’ll be different for everyone. There can be emotional, physical and environmental triggers, so to try and pinpoint what your triggers are you need to log and evaluate everything that has changed for you leading up to the migraines.

    A common trigger, for example, is hormonal changes, particularly in women. Around the time a woman gets their period, they experience hormonal fluctuations especially oestrogen, which causes migraines. When that’s the case, they might find that their migraines get better post-menopause.

    What are the symptoms of a migraine?

    The symptoms will vary depending on the type of migraine you’re experiencing. There are three types of migraine: migraine with aura, silent migraine, and migraine headache without aura. Although each can have many side effects, you might not feel all of them, as everyone experiences them differently.

    Migraine with aura

    • Temporary visual disturbances
    • Nausea
    • Sensitivity to light and sound
    • Dizziness
    • Speech difficulty
    • Numbness
    • Muscle weakness
    • Intense headache, usually on one side of the head only

    Silent migraine

    • Drowsiness
    • Neck stiffness
    • Visual disturbances
    • Taste and hearing disturbances
    • Numbness
    • Muscle weakness
    • Speech difficulty
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Hot flashes and chills
    • Dizziness
    • Sensitivity to light and sound

    Migraine without aura

    • Intense headache, usually on one side of the head only
    • Nausea
    • Light and noise sensitivity
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    What medications are there for migraines?

    There’s no cure for migraines, but the right treatment can help make the symptoms manageable. The most common treatments offered for migraines are tablets which offer pain relief. Sometimes you might be given tablets to take whenever you get a migraine, or you may take tablets on a daily basis that can help decrease the frequency of migraines. Or a combination of the two.

    If you have trouble swallowing or just prefer not to take tablets, there are also nasal sprays or tablets that melt in the mouth to treat symptoms.

    Is there a ‘best’ treatment for migraines?

    No one treatment can be considered the ‘best’ as such, because all treatments affect people differently, and some work better than others depending on your specific health needs. Our clinician can advise and help you find a suitable treatment that works well for you.

    Some studies have compared the efficiency of different treatments. For example, a study has compared the migraine prevention medications melatonin 3mg and amitriptyline 25mg against a placebo, and found that both the melatonin and the amitriptyline are effective when compared to the placebo. But when compared to each other, melatonin is better overall and it’s more tolerable.

    Ultimately, no matter what treatment you use, it’s agreed that physical activity, trigger avoidance, and behaviour and lifestyle changes play a central role in the prevention and treatment of migraines.

    Do migraines always need treatment?

    Whether or not you need treatment will depend on how severe your migraines are and how much they affect your daily life. If you notice a particular pattern and can find specific triggers for your migraines, you might even be able to avoid them altogether. This is often easier said than done, but if you can find a way to manage your migraines that way, you will be able to avoid having to take medication.

    When you get a migraine it might seem inevitable to take painkillers, but taking painkillers too often can increase the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines in the long term. So if you’re experiencing migraines often, you should seek treatment, rather than continuing to take painkillers.

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    FAQ: Migraine

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    Why should I buy Rizatriptan online with Treated?

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    We understand that migraines can be both unpredictable and frustrating, sometimes curtailing your plans and keeping you from getting on with your day. That’s why we offer proven treatments on flexible subscriptions, so you can always be sure to have an effective treatment on hand when you need it.

    We can send you your treatment as and when you need it, quickly and discreetly, alongside expert help and advice. And if you have any questions or concerns at any time, you can simply log in to your account and send us a message.

    Do I need a prescription for Rizatriptan?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription for Rizatriptan.

    Triptans aren’t suitable for everyone, and a clinician is going to want to be sure that you suffer from migraine headaches and not a different kind of headache, or that your symptoms aren’t being caused by another condition.

    Which version of Rizatriptan should I use?

    Answer:
    The standard dose of Rizatriptan is 10mg, though you may be prescribed 5mg if you have a history of liver or kidney problems. There’s also an orodispersible tablet of Rizatriptan that melts on the tongue, which you might prefer to use if you struggle to swallow tablets.

    Is Rizatriptan similar to any other treatments?

    Answer:
    There’s a branded equivalent of Rizatriptan, called Maxalt. Both Rizatriptan and Maxalt are available in the same forms and doses of the active ingredient. As a result, they’ll work in much the same way to treat your symptoms - they’re just produced by different companies in different labs.

    Branded medicines are usually a bit more expensive than generics, so you might find that Maxalt can cost a little more than Rizatriptan.

    How is Rizatriptan different from other treatments for migraine?

    Answer:
    Migraine treatments usually come in the form of one of:

    • painkillers

    • antiemetics (anti-sickness medicines)

    • triptans

    • combination treatments (usually a combination of painkiller and antiemetic)


    Rizatriptan, as a triptan, has a similar mode of action to other triptans, in that it binds to your serotonin receptors in order to reduce the swelling of your brain’s blood vessels and reduce your symptoms. But different triptans can suit some people more or less than other people. Also, some triptans, like frovatriptan, stay in your system for a long time (but take a while to work), whereas other triptans, like sumatriptan, can start to get to work quickly to help your symptoms but don’t stay in your system for as long.

    Finding the best treatment for you can sometimes take a bit of trial and error. If you’re not sure where to start, talk to us about your health and our expert team can point you in the right direction.

    Do I need a prescription for Relpax?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription for Relpax. This is so that a clinician can make sure it’s safe and suitable for you before you can get it. Triptans also aren’t suitable for headaches that aren’t caused by migraine, so they might also want to check that your symptoms are caused by a migraine, and not something else.

    Why should I buy Relpax online with Treated?

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    Finding the right treatment that works for you isn’t easy. That’s why our expert team offers proven medications, tailored to you - so you can choose the best one for you. We send your treatment straight to your door promptly and securely, on flexible subscriptions that suit your lifestyle.

    You can get in touch whenever you like once you’ve received your treatment if you’ve got any questions or concerns about it, and if you decide to get your treatment on subscription, then you can pause, change or cancel it whenever you want to.

    How effective is Relpax?

    Answer:
    Relpax is a proven migraine treatment. In clinical trials it has shown itself to be more effective than both sumatriptan (one of the most popular ‘triptan’ medications) and placebo after two hours.

    How is Relpax different from other treatments for migraine?

    Answer:
    Relpax is a tablet treatment, belonging to the ‘triptan’ class of medicines, which all work in similar ways to treat your symptoms. Many migraine treatments come in the form of triptan tablets, though you might find that different triptans suit you more or less, and it might take a bit of trial and error to find the best one for you.

    If you don’t want to take a tablet or a triptan, you can also get painkillers or antiemetic (anti-sickness) treatments, which can also come as a powder that you can dissolve in liquid, or nasal sprays. If you’re not sure which migraine treatment could be best for you, talk to us about your health, and we should be able to point you in the right direction.

    Which dose of Relpax should I take?

    Answer:
    If you have a kidney impairment then you should take the 20mg dose of Relpax, otherwise you’ll likely be prescribed the 40mg dose. If one 40mg tablet isn’t working to help your symptoms, then your clinician might recommend taking two tablets at the onset of your symptoms - but you shouldn’t increase your dose without first speaking with a clinician.

    Why should I buy Naratriptan online with Treated?

    Answer:
    Migraine attacks can appear suddenly and painfully - scuppering your plans and interrupting your day. That’s why we offer potent and effective treatments that can provide fast and reliable symptom relief, allowing you to put your migraine behind you. We also offer a flexible subscription service, so you can get your treatment sent to you as little or often as you like - meaning that you’ll always have the treatment you need, when you need it.

    If you’ve got any questions or concerns at any time, you can simply log into your account and send one of our clinicians a message. And if you find that your treatment isn’t working for you as you’d like, then you can pause, change or cancel your subscription whenever you want.

    Do I need a prescription for Naratriptan?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription for Naratriptan. This is because it isn’t suitable for everyone, and shouldn’t be used for regular tension headaches. As a result, a clinician will need to make sure that it’s both safe and relevant for you before they can prescribe it.

    How effective is Naratriptan?

    Answer:
    Naratriptan has been proven to be an effective migraine treatment, even working to provide symptom relief to people who didn’t respond to sumatriptan, another ‘triptan’ treatment for migraines. It also showed considerably better headache relief than placebo, both two and four hours after dosing - 69% vs. 31% and 80% vs. 39%, respectively.

    Is Naratriptan similar to any other treatments?

    Answer:
    There’s a branded version of Naratriptan called Naramig. Both of these treatments contain the same active ingredient in the same dose - they’re just produced in different labs and branded differently. As a result, they’ll work in largely the same way to treat your symptoms, they might just differ a bit in terms of cost and appearance. As Naratriptan is the generic equivalent, it’s usually a little cheaper.

    How is Naratriptan different from other migraine treatments?

    Answer:
    Migraine treatments typically come in the form of either triptans, painkillers, or antiemetics (anti-sickness medications). There are also treatments that contain a combination of painkiller and antiemetic. You might find that different types of treatment work better for you depending on your health needs. You can also get treatments that come in the form of powder sachets or nasal sprays if you prefer not to take tablets.

    Within the category of triptans, as well, there are differences between treatments. Some triptans work more quickly to ease your symptoms, whereas other treatments stay active in your system for a long time, which might suit you better if you get migraines that frequently recur. If you’re not sure which migraine treatment might be best for you, talk to us about your health. Our expert clinicians should be able to point you in the right direction based on your health needs.

    Why should I buy Naramig online with Treated?

    Answer:
    At Treated, we make sure that you get the best treatment for you. Talk to us about your health, and our clinicians will suggest tailored treatments alongside expert advice, on subscriptions that suit your lifestyle.

    You’ll receive your treatment promptly and securely, and we’ll be in contact a little bit later to see how you’re getting on with it. And if you’ve got any questions or concerns, you can get in contact with us whenever you like.

    Do I need a prescription for Naramig?

    Answer:
    Yes, you need a prescription for Naramig. This is because it’s not suitable for everyone, and it should only be used for migraine headaches. Because of this, a clinician will need to make sure that it’s safe and suitable for you before they can dispense it.

    Is Naramig similar to any other treatments?

    Answer:
    There’s a generic equivalent of Naramig, which goes by the name of its active ingredient: Naratriptan. Both of these treatments contain the same active ingredient in the same dosage, which means that they’ll both work in largely the same way to treat your symptoms - they’ll just be produced by different labs and be branded differently. Because Naratriptan isn’t branded, it’s usually a bit cheaper.

    How is Naramig different from other treatments for migraine?

    Answer:
    Naramig, as a ‘triptan’, will have the same method of action as other triptan migraine treatments - in that it treats your symptoms by reducing the widening of your brain’s blood vessels. But the different active ingredients in other triptans can differ in how well they work for you, as well as how long it takes for them to take effect and how long they stay in your system.

    Aside from triptans, some people prefer to simply take analgesics (painkillers) or anti-emetics (anti-sickness medicines). You can also get combination treatments that include both a painkiller and an anti-sickness medicine (such as MigraMax). If you’re not sure what type of migraine treatment could be best for you, have a chat with our clinician. They should be able to point you in the right direction.

    Can you buy MigraMax over the counter?

    Answer:
    No, Migramax is only available with a prescription. This is because it isn’t suitable for everyone, and is typically targeted towards migraine headaches rather than tension headaches. As a result, a clinician will need to make sure that it’s safe and suitable for you before you can get it.
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