Migranal Dihydroergotamine Mesylate and/or alternatives
Migranal 0.5mg/InhManufacturer: Sterimax Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Migranal
Migranal has Dihydroergotamine as its active ingredient, and it belongs to the class of ergot alkaloids. You can buy Migranal in the form of a nasal spray, as a colorless or faintly yellow clear solution. Apart from 4mg of Dihydroergotamine Mesylate, the drug also contains 10mg caffeine, 50mg dextrose, carbon dioxide and purified water.
Indications & Dosage of Migranal
Migranal is used for treating migraine headaches with or without aura. It relieves symptoms of a migraine attack, including headache and sensitivity to sound or light. The drug is used only for providing quick relief from a migraine attack. It cannot prevent migraine attacks from occurring in the future. Migranal works by narrowing the blood vessels or other pain pathways in a patient’s brain. It is not indicated for prophylactic therapy of migraines or for the management of basilar or hemiplegic migraines.
Solution in Migranal is meant for intranasal use only and should not be injected. When you start experiencing the first symptoms of a migraine attack, administer one spray of the medicine into each of your nostrils. Each spray is equal to 0.5mg of the drug. You have to administer 4 sprays in each nostril, totaling to 2mg of the drug. You should not exceed a dose of Migranal 3mg in 24 hours, or Migranal 4mg in 7 days. This drug is not meant to be used for daily chronic administration.
The symptoms should get relieved within 30 hours of administering Migranal. Inform your doctor if this does not happen.
Side Effects & Interactions of Migranal
Nose or throat soreness, runny or stuffy nose, dizziness, nausea or changes in taste are commonly experienced after the use of Migranal. However, inform your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms worsen or persist. Also seek medical attention if you develop any serious side effects of the drug. Such side effects include:
- Slow or fast heartbeat
- Weakness in the legs
- Muscle pain in the legs or arms
- Tingling or numbness
- Cold feeling in the hands or feet
- Severe stomach or abdominal pain
- Blue toes or fingers
These are signs of decreased blood flow to certain parts of your body. Inform your doctor immediately if you encounter any of these symptoms. Also seek medical attention if you develop one-sided weakness, slurred speech, mental or mood changes, vision changes, sudden tiredness, chest pressure or pain, or left arm or jaw pain.
Risks of hampered blood flow to the feet, hands or brain are increased if you take Migranal with CYP 3A4 enzyme inhibitors. Also do not use this drug along with azole antifungals (e.g. itraconazole or ketoconazole), protease inhibitors (e.g. ritonavir, indinavir or nelfinavir) or macrolide antibiotics (e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin or troleandomycin). Other drugs that may interact with Migranal include bronchodilators, stimulants, nitrates, decongestants, antidepressants, or medicines that cause dizziness, such as sleeping pills, sedatives, narcotic pain relievers, antihistamines, anti-seizure medicines, anti-anxiety drugs, or tranquilizers.
Warnings & Precautions of Migranal
Before you buy Migranal, inform your doctor if you have a heart disease, high blood pressure, blood circulation disease, blood infection, bowel disease, liver or kidney disease, nasal problem or history of heart attacks, stroke or recent blood vessel surgery.
Also inform your doctor if you have increased risks of having a heart disease, such as high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history of heart disease, or if you smoke or use tobacco.