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What are the Uses and Side Effects of Zolmitriptan (Zomig)?

What is Zolmitriptan (Zomig)?

Zolmitriptan(Zomig) is a medicine used to treat headaches. This medicine narrows the blood vessels around the brain. Zolmitriptan also reduces the elements in the body that can trigger head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and other migraine symptoms.

Zolmitriptan is mostly used to treat migraine in adults.

Zolmitriptan(Zomig) can treat a headache only that has already begun. It is not able to prevent headaches or can not reduce the number of attacks.

Zolmitriptan should not remove a common tension headache, a headache that causes loss of movement on one side of the body, or any other headache that is different from usual migraine headaches. This medication can be used only if the condition has been confirmed by a doctor as migraine headaches.

How does zolmitriptan (Zomig) work?

Zolmitriptan (Zomig) is a medicine of triptan group. The medicine works on receptors in the brain and nervous system that respond to serotonin(also called monoamine), a natural chemical in the body. Migraine headaches happen when too much blood gets into the brain through widened blood vessels and some sensory chemicals are released into the nervous system. By responding to serotonin receptors, zolmitriptan (Zomig) helps in tightens the blood vessels in the brain and stops the release of pain-causing chemicals. This helps relieve migraine headaches.


Some of the positive highlights of zolmitriptan(Zomig)

  •    Zomig is one of the best choice options for short-term treatment of migraine and headaches in adults.
  •    It starts working within 2 hours after taking the dose.
  •    It is available in different forms such as a tablet, quick-dissolving pill, and a nasal spray, so it is a good option for patients who have trouble swallowing pills during a migraine.
  •    Its nasal spray is used by children above 12 years.

Storage of Zolmitriptan (Zomig)

  •    Store the Zolmitriptan (Zomig) medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct light.
  •    Zolmitriptan (Zomig) should keep out of the reach of children.
  •    Try to not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  •    Ask healthcare professionals how to dispose of any medicine that does not use.
  •    Keep the Zolmitriptan (Zomig) medicine in the blister packs. Throw away the unused medicine after it has been taken out of the blister pack.

What are the side effects of Zolmitriptan (Zomig)?

Along with Zolmitriptan (Zomig) needed effects, the medicine also has some unwanted effects. Some of the side effects of Zolmitriptan (Zomig) are -

  •    Regular use of Zolmitriptan (Zomig) causes Chest pain (which can be severe) and heaviness, tightness, or pressure in the chest.
  •    The sensation of burning, warmth, heat, numbness, tightness, or tingling can occur with this medicine.
  •    Abdominal or stomach pain (which can be severe), changes in facial skin color, and cough or hoarseness are also some of the side effects of the medicine.
  •    Diarrhea, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever or chills, hives, itching, skin rash, and loss of appetite.
  •    Lower back or side pain, nausea, painful or difficult urination, and puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, or lips.
  •    Trouble in breathing and slow heartbeat are some very severe side effects of this medicine.
  •    Some less severe side effects of Zolmitriptan (Zomig) medicine are fainting, nervousness, and tears in the ears.

Note- The condition of migraine and headaches may get worsen if you take it continuously for 10 days or more days per month.

Some side effects may occur from the continuous use of Zolmitriptan (Zomig) which usually does not need medical attention. The side effects may vanish during treatment as the body adjusts needs time to the medicine. Also, Specialty Care Clinics' health care professionals help you to tell you about the ways to prevent or reduce some of the side effects. Immediately connect to our health care professional if any of the following side effects continue for some days or if you have any questions about the use of Zolmitriptan (Zomig).