Migranal Nasal Spray is an ergot alkaloid drug that contains Dihydroergotamine to help treat a migraine headache that has already begun. It will not prevent a migraine from occurring or reduce the number of migraine attacks you may have. Migranal Nasal Spray is non-narcotic, non-addicting, and non-sedating so you are still able to function safely after using it and the migraine has calmed down.
When administered as directed, Migranal Nasal Spray works at the source of your migraine by selectively binding to receptors in your brain that control the release of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, a chemical believed to be a major factor in the development of a migraine. Your blood vessels around your brain will narrow and inflammation is decreased.
Migraines are a neurological disease and can be hereditary. They are typically characterized by a severe, recurring head pain on one side of your head and can cause nausea, vomiting, and an increased sensitivity to sound, smell, and light. Women are more likely to have migraines than men. Some believe that hormonal changes are to blame, especially after puberty when a woman’s estrogen production is at its peak.
Triggers for a migraine may include certain food and drink, too much or too little sleep, stress, and even weather changes could be the culprit but everyone is different as to what their triggers are. Keeping a journal may help you discover your triggers so you can try and avoid any if possible.
Tell your doctor before using Migranal Nasal Spray if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding as this medicine may be harmful to your unborn or nursing baby. Discuss your medical history and list any over the counter or Rx medications you are currently taking and include herbal remedies or vitamin supplements so your doctor can determine if Migranal Nasal Spray is the right drug for your situation.
You should not drive, operate machinery, or attempt any task that may be unsafe depending on how Migranal Nasal Spray affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while using Migranal Nasal Spray as it could increase the risk of side effects. Keep all medications out of children’s sight and reach and never share them with anyone else.