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Migraitan Tablets (2)

Migraitan Tablets (2)

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Product Summary

Migraitan tablets provide rapid migraine relief and help alleviate related symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.


Adults aged 18 to 65:

  • Take one tablet as soon as possible at the first signs of a migraine headache.
  • If your symptoms start to come back, you can take a second tablet after 2 hours. You must leave at least 2 hours after the first tablet.
  • Swallow each tablet whole with water.
  • Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours.
  • Do not take more than two tablets for the same attack.
  • If the first tablet does not provide any relief, do not take a second tablet.


  • Active ingredients: 50mg sumatriptan.
  • Other ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, Microcrystalline cellulose, Pregelatinised starch, Croscarmellose sodium, Magnesium stearate, Hypromellose, Titanium dioxide E171, Purified talc, Macrogol, Iron oxide red E172, Iron oxide yellow E172

Migraitan contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

Warnings or Restrictions

Always read the package leaflet before use.

You must leave at least 2 hours after the first tablet before taking another dose.

Not suitable for children under 18 or adults over 65.

Driving and using machines

Either the symptoms of migraine or your medicine may make you drowsy.

If you are affected, do not drive or operate machinery.

Your pharmacist will have checked the risk factors below to make sure this medicine is right for you:

  • if you are a man over 40, or a woman who has passed the menopause
  • if you are very overweight
  • if you are a regular smoker (more than 10 cigarettes a day)
  • if you have diabetes
  • if you have high cholesterol
  • if you have a close relative who developed early heart disease: either your father or brother developed heart disease before the age of 55, or your mother or sister developed heart disease before the age of 65

If three or more of the points above apply to you, you may be at higher risk of heart disease. In this case, see your doctor without taking Migraitan.

If you are not sure, your pharmacist or doctor can help.

Speak to your doctor:

  • if your headaches usually last longer than 24 hours or have become more frequent
  • if you generally have four or more migraine attacks each month
  • if you do not recover completely in between your migraine attacks
  • if you are over 50 and this is your first headache of this type
  • if your migraine attacks get worse or become more frequent, or your symptoms change

Also speak to your doctor if your migraine includes symptoms such as:

  • weakness on one side of your body
  • clumsy and uncoordinated movements
  • reduced level of consciousness
  • a recent rash with a headache
  • double vision
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • seizure (fit) like movements

If any of the points in this list apply to you, and you haven’t already talked to a pharmacist or doctor about them, get their advice before taking Migraitan.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, do not take Migraitan unless you have agreed it with your doctor.

Do not take Migraitan:

  • if you are allergic to sumatriptan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6 of the information leaflet) or to sulfonamide antibiotics
  • unless you suffer from migraines (a doctor or pharmacist needs to confirm this)
  • if you are trying to prevent a migraine attack: only take it when your migraine headache begins.
  • until you are sure this is a migraine and not just a headache
  • if you are under 18 or over 65
  • if you have heart problems including heart failure, a previous heart attack, angina (chest pain), or an irregular heartbeat
  • if you have had a stroke or a mini-stroke (also called a transient ischaemic attack or TIA)
  • if you have high blood pressure or are being treated for it
  • if you have kidney or liver disease
  • if you have epilepsy or are prone to seizures (fits)
  • if you have circulation problems in your legs and have cramp-like pains in your legs when you walk, or if your doctor has told you that you suffer from peripheral vascular disease
  • if your doctor diagnosed one of the rare forms of migraine (hemiplegic, basilar or ophthalmoplegic migraine)

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Some antidepressants and some migraine medicines mean you can’t take Migraitan, such as:

  • antidepressants called SSRIs or SNRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or Serotonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) for example, citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline, duloxetine and venlafaxine

Using Migraitan® with this group of medicines can make some side effects more likely. If you experience uncontrolled twitching or jerking of the muscles, sweating, and/or changes in mental status such as confusion or agitation after using Migraitan, tell a doctor straight away.

If you are not sure if you are taking an SSRI or SNRI, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Tricyclic antidepressants such as doxepin and amitriptyline: using Migraitan with this group of medicines may make some side effects more likely. If you are worried, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

Certain types of contraceptive pill: women with migraines who are taking a combined oral contraceptive pill have a higher risk of stroke.

If you are taking these contraceptive pills and you only recently started to have migraines (in the last 3 months), your migraine symptoms have got worse, or you have migraine with aura (attacks that start with disturbed vision or a change in sensation such as ‘pins and needles’), talk to your doctor.

St John’s Wort (a herbal remedy called hypericum perforatum): using St. John’s Wort with Migraitan® may increase the likelihood of side effects.

If you are worried, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

Do not take Migraitan with these medicines:

  • antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), for example, phenelzine, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine. If you take these or if you have taken them in the last two weeks, don’t take Migraitan. If you are taking antidepressants and are not sure what they are, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • certain other migraine treatments: Do not take Migraitan if you have taken a medicine containing a triptan (including other sumatriptan-containing products, zolmitriptan, rizatriptan, naratriptan) or medicines containing ergotamine or methysergide within the last 24 hours.

After taking Migraitan, you should wait at least 24 hours before taking a medicine containing a triptan (including other sumatriptan-containing products, zolmitriptan, rizatriptan, naratriptan), or at least 6 hours before taking a medicine containing ergotamine or methysergide.


  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date (EXP.) which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.
  • These measures will help protect the environment


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