FAQs

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What is the difference between Imigran and Imigran FDT?
Both Imigran and Imigran FDT contain the same active ingredient (sumatriptan succinate) and provide relief from migraine headache pain.

However, Imigran FDT dissolves 5 times faster than the standard Imigran tablets.*

Can I take Imigran tablets for non-migraine headaches?
Imigran FDT and Imigran tablets is not indicated for headaches which are not migraines.
Does Imigran have any side effects?

Like any other medication, Imigran may have some unwanted side effects. Refer to the CMI for more information. If you are concerned or if you experience any side effects, consult your healthcare professional.

How do I take Imigran?
Imigran tablets should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the tablet as it has a bitter taste.
Can I give Imigran to my child?
Imigran is not approved for use in people under 18 years of age.
Can I use Imigran if I have already taken a different migraine medication?
You may take your usual headache relief medication provided it does not contain ergotamine or methysergide. If you are not sure what do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Imigran if you have taken any other form of medication within the past two weeks.

At what point during a migraine should I take Imigran?
It’s best to take Imigran when your migraine headache starts or when you notice other migraine symptoms begin. If you take your tablet later during the migraine attack, Imigran can still provide relief.

Imigran should not be used to prevent migraine attacks from occurring.

Why do Imigran FDT tablets now look different?
The manufacturing of the tablets has moved to Australia and the tablets look slightly different than before. The active ingredient has not changed.

Both Imigran tablets and FDT tablets are now manufactured in Australia.

Can I buy Imigran without a prescription?
Yes, you can talk to your pharmacist who can supply you a 2-pack of Imigran 50mg tablets. Your pharmacist must decide if this product is right for you, if this is the first time that you have suffered from a migraine they will recommend you see a doctor first.
Can I take Imigran if I am pregnant or trying to become pregnant?
Please speak to your doctor if you have questions about whether this medicine may be suitable for you. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and the risks to you and your baby when making a recommendation.
Can I take Imigran while breastfeeding?
Please speak to your doctor if you have questions about whether this medicine may be suitable for you. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and the risks to you and your baby when making a recommendation.