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Zolmitriptan is a generic medication (Brand Zomig) used to reverse the changes in the brain which lead to migraines.
This is a generic product, therefore depending on availability, the brand you receive may not be the same as the one pictured.
WHAT IS ZOLMITRIPTAN?
Zolmitriptan belongs to the triptans, a group of medicines used to combat the underlying causes of a migraine. Triptans stimulate receptors in the brain called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors which causes the blood vessels in the brain to contract. This narrowing of the blood vessels is thought to alleviate the pressure in the brain associated with migraines and so reduces the pain you may experience during a migraine.
HOW TO USE ZOLMITRITAN
Before taking Zolmitriptan, please read the patient information leaflet, which can be found at the bottom of this page. Zolmitriptan is suitable for anybody over the age of 18 who is suffering from migraines.
Zolmitriptan provides fast-acting relief for symptoms of even severe migraines, including nausea, stiffness in the neck and shoulders and sensitivity to light and sound. For those who have trouble taking tablets, it is also available as a nasal spray and in orodispersible form.
The starting dose is 2.5mg. You should take one tablet of Zolmitriptan at the onset of your migraine as soon as possible. Do not take it before any symptoms have occurred as it is not a preventative medication and will not stop the migraine from occurring. If you experience some relief after taking the first dose and your symptoms return, you can take another tablet at least 2 hours after your first dose. If you did not experience any benefit from the first tablet, you should not take another dose.
If you do not get sufficient relief from Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets (and no troublesome side effects), you can increase to the 5mg tablets.
The maximum daily dose of Zolmitriptan is 10mg (2 x 5mg) tablets in 24 hours. You should not take 2 tablets together.
Like any prescription medication, there is a risk of side effects when using Zolmitriptan. These are usually mild and resolve themselves without further treatment.
Side effects may include:
For further information regarding the potential side effects of Zolmitriptan, check the patient information leaflet contained within the medication packaging and found at the bottom of this page.
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for more detailed information prior to placing any orders