Frequently Asked Questions
A migraine is a moderate or severe headache often accompanied with nausea and sensitivity light or sound. Migraines are fairly common in the UK affecting 1 in 15 men and 1 in 5 women. Some people experience auras before a migraine attack and some do not. Frequency of migraines can also very widely between individuals.
Over the counter pain killers can be helpful in some cases. However stronger prescription medications called triptans are usually much more effective at quickly stopping the symptoms of a migraine. These come in different forms, such as standard tablets or orodispersible tablets which are quicker acting.
Like with all prescription medication, there is always the potential for side effects.
Triptan tablets are usually well tolerated with few side effects. However care should be taken not to exceed the recommended daily doses. Our experience prescribers will ensure the medication you choose is safe for you to take.