Migranal Precautions and Warnings

Migranal Precautions and Warnings

Migranal can interact with other medicines or not be a good drug for you if you have certain medical conditions such as heart disease. It’s important to know all of the medicines that you or your family member takes. Use the migraine journal to keep a list of all medicines to share with your doctor. Only your doctor can prescribe prescription medicines for you. Do not stop taking any medicine without speaking to your doctor.


You should not take Migranal if you:

  • Have any disease affecting your heart, arteries, or circulation
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure

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  • Are taking sumatriptan or other migraine medicines called triptans (do not take Migranal and sumatriptan within 24 hours of each other)
  • Are taking other similar migraine medicines called ergot alkaloids like Migranal.
  • Hemiplegic migraine (migraine with stroke-like symptoms of extreme muscle weakness and paralysis)
  • Basilar migraine (migraine with throbbing pain at the back of the head)
  • Had an allergic reaction to Migranal or any of its ingredients
  • Are pregnant or nursing
    • Are taking certain anti-HIV medications (protease inhibitors)
    • Are taking a macrolide antibiotic, such as troleandomycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin.

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  • Are taking vasoconstrictors

You should talk to your doctor about whether you should take Migranal if you have any condition associated with:

  • Known peripheral arterial disease (a disease where there is part or total blockage of an artery or vein)
  • Sepsis (infection)
  • Vascular surgery (to repair blocked blood vessels)
  • Severe liver or kidney damage.

Talk to your doctor about using Migranal if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.


Migranal Use in Children:

  • The safety and effectiveness in children has not been established.


Migranal Use in Older Adults:

  • There is no information about the safety and effectiveness of Migranal in adults over age 65 because these people were not included in studies of Migranal.


Migranal and Alcohol

You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Migranal.

Remember: Mixing alcohol and medicines puts you at risk for dangerous reactions. Protect yourself by avoiding alcohol if you are taking a medication and don’t know its effect. To learn more about a medicine and whether it will interact with alcohol, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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