Zomig Nasal Spray is an antimigraine solution consisting of a drug called zolmitriptan. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 5mg.
Zomig Nasal Spray is prescribed to treat migraines, a certain type of headache. This is not a medication for common tension headaches. Migraines are severe throbbing or pulsing pains or sensations, usually on one side of the head. Most times, migraines are associated with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Typically, migraines last anywhere from a few hours to a few days and sometimes so severe that it may interfere with daily activities.
Zomig Nasal Spray (zolmitriptan) is effective at treating migraines because of its ability to narrow the blood vessels found around the brain while also reducing the substances in the body that cause you to feel pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms.
Use this medication only the way it has been prescribed to you. Follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully; they can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget.
Blow your nose before starting. Spray a single dose in 1 nostril as soon as migraine symptoms begin. If your migraine comes back, your doctor should have given you instructions on when you can take another dose; typically, you must wait 2 hours before using another dose.
Store this medication in an upright position at room temperature in a low risk area of heat, moisture, and light.
Do not use Zomig Nasal Spray (zolmitriptan)
Do not use this medication if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, angina, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, heart problems, certain heart rhythm disorders, a history of heart attack or stroke, or circulation problems that cause a lack of blood supply within the body.
You should not use Zomig Nasal Spray if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 2 weeks or if you plan on using one in the next 2 weeks. Examples of MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Also avoid this medication if you have taken another migraine headache medicine within the last 24 hours. Examples of migraine headache medicines include zolmitriptan nasal spray, almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), or ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
This medication is not approved for those under the age of 18 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor before treatment if you also take an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).
To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorder, epilepsy, seizures, liver or kidney disease, a condition for which you take cimetidine, or coronary heart disease (or risks factors such as diabetes, menopause, smoking, or more).
Risks and other information
Zomig Nasal Spray will not prevent migraines or reduce the number of attacks; it will only help treat a migraine that has already begun.
After taking 1 dose, you must wait at least 2 hours before taking a second, or as directed by your doctor.
It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before starting this medication.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it will harm a nursing infant. It is recommended you consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Do not use this medication to treat a common tension headache.
Common side effects of Zomig Nasal Spray (zolmitriptan) may include:
pain or tightness in your throat or chest; dry mouth, upset stomach; pressure or heavy feeling anywhere in your body; drowsiness, feeling tired; or flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Zomig Nasal Spray (zolmitriptan) may include:
feeling of tightness in your jaw, neck, throat, or chest; fast or pounding heartbeats, dizziness; sudden and severe stomach pain and bloody diarrhea;
heart attack symptoms - chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating; or
high levels of serotonin in the body - agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting.
If you have any of the above side effects or signs of complications, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Zomig Nasal Spray is a drug that is classified as a headache medication, and it works by narrowing the blood vessels in and around the brain to treat migraine headaches, and the symptoms that come along with it such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. The Zomig Nasal Spray will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. This medication comes in the singular dose of 5mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or if you have any inquires in general, feel free to give us a call on our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.
This medication comes in a blue coloured plastic device with a grey protection cap. D not remove that grey cap until you are ready to take the medication. Also do not prime the nasal spray by pumping it. When ready place the device in your nostril and spray a single dose. Be careful not to get any of the contents in your eyes. If you do by chance get it in your eye, be sure to flush thoroughly. When finished, discard the unit after use.
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