Zomig is used to treat migraine headaches.
General information
Zomig is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Zolmitriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. Zomig will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.
This drug should only be used after a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established; if a patient has no response to this drug for the first migraine attack, reconsider the diagnosis of migraine before treating any subsequent attacks. Use Zomig as soon as you notice migraine symptoms. If your migraine symptoms go away and then come back, you may take a second dose as directed by your doctor. Wait at least 2 hours between doses.
Zolmitriptan should not be used to prevent or reduce the number of migraine headaches you have. If you have a headache that is different than your usual migraine headaches, check with your doctor before using zolmitriptan. Zomig can cause dizziness, weakness or drowsiness. If you have any of these symptoms do not drive a car, use machinery or do anything that needs you to be alert. Use zolmitriptan with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects. Zolmitriptan should not be used by children younger than 18 years old as safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
You should not use Zomig if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, if you smoke, are overweight, are a female who has gone through menopause, have heart disease or a family history of heart disease or stroke, have liver problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Possible side effect
Zomig can cause serious side effects such as heart attacks (symptoms include severe tightness, pain, pressure, or heaviness in your chest, throat, neck, or jaw that is severe or does not go away), life-threatening disturbances of heart rhythm, increases in blood pressure, stroke (symptoms include slurring of speech; or unusual weakness or numbness), constriction of blood vessels in the abdomen or other parts of the body (symptoms include changes in color or sensation in your fingers and toes) or serious allergic reactions (symptoms include hives; tongue, mouth, lip or throat swelling; problems breathing). In extremely rare cases, patients have died from these side effects. If you experience any of the above side effects, seek emergency help or contact your doctor right away.
Drug interactions
You should not use Zomig if you are allergic to zolmitriptan or if you have coronary heart disease, angina (chest pain), blood circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart; a history of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke, including "mini-stroke"; Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure; a blood vessel disorder or circulation problems that cause a lack of blood supply within the body; or a headache that seems different from your usual migraines. Do not use Zomig if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Missed dose
Since Zomig is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using Zomig.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms may include unusual drowsiness.
Store zolmitriptan at room temperature. Store away from heat, moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep zolmitriptan out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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