3 medicines to overcome a migraine while you are on a holiday

If you’re on holiday or going away for a well-deserved vacation, all you want is to sit back and relax. No one wants to worry about going to the doctor on a vacation, which is why most people don’t plan for it either. While most travellers do not face a situation in which they have to go to a doctor or visit a hospital while on vacation, they do find themselves looking for a cure to something incredibly common; migraines.

When it comes to migraines, they’re like pests that you can’t get rid of, especially on holiday. Migraines can make you feel light-headed, nauseated, and can also heighten your sensitivity to sound and light. These are the worst conditions to face, especially while travelling. Most people pop a few sleeping pills to avoid the challenges during the flight, but cannot continue to do so throughout the vacation. For that very reason, people look for simple, easy, accessible and affordable OTC, i.e. over-the-counter, medication to keep their migraines at bay.

The challenge of finding reliable and efficient migraine medication overseas or in a foreign land is extremely daunting. The language may be different, different pharmaceutical companies may be more relevant and common in some areas as opposed to others, and you may not be able to understand what painkiller is targeted towards a migraine. For that very reason, it is best to do your research well before travelling, invest in health insurance, and ensure that you either pack the medication you may need or make a list of alternatives that are available in your travel destination.

If you haven’t been able to research and do the aforementioned precautionary steps, the answer is simple. All you need to do is find any of the three following migraine medications that are readily available in most countries or have relatively easy to find substitutes and alternatives. Otherwise, if you’re prone to headaches and migraines, always ensure that you pack medications such as these to avoid issues in foreign land.

When you are on vacation, no one wants to tackle any challenges and spend their whole trip focused on migraines. For this reason, experts at Click Pharmacy suggest few easily available medicines specifically designed to handle migraines and the symptoms that come along with them.

  1. Imigran


Imigran deals with the overall factors that affect a migraine and is available over the counter for quick access. It targets migraines that come with major symptoms, and also those migraines that are not accompanied by headaches also called silent migraines. The thing about Imigran is that it contains a fighting ingredient known as Sumatriptan that attacks the core of the problem rather than tackling the surface symptoms.

2. Maxalt Melt


This over that counter medication is more focused on dealing with that throbbing headache that you want to get rid of immediately. Usually, people find painkillers like Advil or Tylenol to help in such conditions but they aren’t up to the mark. Maxalt Melt is designed to directly target pulsating headaches that are caused by a chemical reaction in the brain, causing your blood vessels to widen and therefore produce the pain. With Maxalt Melt, you can reduce your vessels back to their normal size, and counteract a headache. The best thing that travellers find about Maxalt Melt is that fact that it can easily dissolve in your mouth and is most efficient when taken on an empty stomach.

3. Sumatriptan


This medication focuses more on nausea and the sensitivity towards light and sound. Being in a plane can be very annoying for some, especially when your senses are under attack with the cabin pressure, noise, and other flight-related factors. It all becomes a giant cluster that adds more pressure to your migraine. Sumatriptan targets nausea and the heightened senses by diminishing the swelling of your blood vessels. If you are a traveller, you know that these conditions can get rough and that painkillers may not have as strong of an effect as what you might need. The thing about this medication is that it will target the source of a migraine and be able to alleviate the pain instantly, but it will not preclude future migraines.

In order to really dive into each medication’s details and also to make the most informed and healthy choice, you must always remember to do your research and educate yourself on the side effects of over the counter medication. If you take these medicines regularly, take other medication, or if you’re just someone who gets migraines while travelling, always make an informed choice. If possible, always consult a doctor or pharmacist that knows their medicine well enough to guide you. In the end, the healthier you are, the better your journey feels.

*This is a collaborative post.

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