If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. Migraines affect more than 37 million Americans.1
Most migraines are characterized by certain types of headache pain with or without other symptoms. One-sided, throbbing, pulsating head pain that can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and/or sensitivity to light and noise is typical of migraines. Some people may also experience aura, or visual displays, before or during attacks.4
Sometimes you just don’t know how a particular migraine attack got started. However, people frequently get a sense of what is likely to set off their migraines. There are many common triggers for people who get migraines, including5 :
Migranal® (dihydroergotamine mesylate, USP) Nasal Spray is used to treat an active migraine headache with or without aura. Do not use it to try to prevent a migraine if you have no symptoms, to treat a common tension headache, or to treat a migraine that is not typical of your usual migraine.
Serious or potentially life-threatening reductions in blood flow to the brain or extremities due to interactions between dihydroergotamine (the active ingredient in Migranal Nasal Spray) and protease inhibitors and macrolide antibiotics have been reported rarely. As a result, these medications should not be taken together.
The use of Migranal Nasal Spray should not exceed dosing guidelines and should not be used on a daily basis.
Serious cardiac (heart) events, including some that have been fatal, have occurred following use of injectable dihydroergotamine, the active ingredient in Migranal Nasal Spray, but are extremely rare.
You may experience some nasal congestion or irritation, altered sense of taste, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue after using Migranal Nasal Spray. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: