Zomig-ZMT is an orally disintegrating tablet consisting of an antimigraine medication called zolmitriptan. This tablet is also known as Zomig RapiMelt internationally and may be purchased in both the brand choice and generic alternative in 2.5mg and 5mg.
Zomig-ZMT 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-ZMT (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 Zomig-ZMT exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. You can usually find directions on your prescription label. During treatment, your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use more or less of Zomig than prescribed, or for longer than recommended.
Take this medication as soon as you notice migraine symptoms; place the tablet in your mouth and let it dissolve; do not swallow, crush, chew, or break this tablet; swallow several times while it dissolves; no need for water. If one tablet does not work, or the migraine comes back, you may take a second tablet 2 hours following the first one. Do not exceed more than 10mg in 24 hours. If you find yourself needing a second tablet often; tell your doctor.
This medication should be protected from heat, moisture, and light to avoid nullifying the medication.
Do not use Zomig (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-ZMT 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-ZMT will not prevent migraines or reduce the number of attacks; it will only help treat a migraine that has already begun.
After taking 1 tablet, you must wait at least 2 hours before taking a second.
It is not know 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 breast feeding.
Do not use this medication to treat a common tension headache.
Common side effects of Zomig-ZMT (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-ZMT (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.
What is Zomig ZMT?
Zolmitriptan is classified as a headache medication that affects a natural substance known as serotonin within the brain, which in turn causes the narrowing of the blood vessels in and around the brain to treat migraines, and helps to ease the symptoms that come along with it such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. With prompt treatment, you may return to your normal routine. This medication does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often you get them. Zomig ZMT comes in two doses which are 2.5mg and 5mg. And it is called Zomig RapiMelt on an international level. 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.
How much does Zomig ZMT cost?
Zomig ZMT falls in line with Medicare’s Tier 2 formulary. A Tier 2 medication is known to be classified as a “non preferred generic”. Therefore it may be a bit more expensive than other medications out there. However, there are other solutions that are possible like an online Canadian Pharmacy, such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $58.00 for 6 pills.
What is the generic for Zomig ZMT?
The generic of Zomig ZMT is called Zolmitriptan
How to take Zomig ZMT?
You are to take this medication as soon as you notice any migraine symptoms. Place the tablet in your mouth and simply let it dissolve. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow several times while it dissolves, there is no need for water. If the first tablet does not work, or the migraine comes back, you may take a second tablet 2 hours following the first one. However, do not exceed more than 10mg in 24 hours. If you do find yourself needing a second tablet more often, then it is best to speak with your doctor about it.
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