Zomig is an oral tablet made up of an antimigraine drug called zolmitriptan. We carry the brand choice Zomig in 2.5mg!
Zomig 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 (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 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; swallow with a full glass of 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 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 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 (zolmitriptan) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Zomig (zolmitriptan) may include:
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?
Zolmitriptan, the generic term for Zomig, is a medication used to treat headaches, pain, and other various migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. When taken, this medication affects a natural substance called serotonin that causes the narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain. This medication comes in the singular dose of 2.5mg. 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.
How long does Zomig stay in your system?
The elimination half life of a Zomig tablet is 2.5 to 3 hours. Which means it could take about 5 to 6 hours before this medication is completely out of your system after you have taken your last dose.
How much does Zomig cost?
Zomig falls on Tier 2 of Medicare’s formulary. Tier 2 means that the medication is usually a “non-preferred generic”. It may be a bit more expensive but there are other options available. An online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center is one of those affordable options. We have a starting price of $93.00 for 6 pills.
What is the generic for Zomig?
The generic of Zomig is called Zolmitriptan. And while it seems to have been approved, it does not seem to appear on the market at the moment, possibly due to drug patents or drug exclusivity.
How to take Zomig?
This medication is taken orally, with or without food. Remember your dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. If there is no improvement in your symptoms, you should not take any more doses until speaking with your doctor. However, if your symptoms are only partially relieved or if you headache comes back, you may take another dose at least 2 hours after the first dose.