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Zomig Oral Uses
Zolmitriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headaches, pain, and other symptoms of migraines, including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light/sound. Prompt treatment allows you to get back to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Zolmitriptan does not prevent future migraines or reduce how often you may get a migraine.
Zolmitriptan belongs to a group of drugs called "triptans." Migraines are thought to occur when certain blood vessels in the brain become swollen (dilated). This drug works by helping blood vessels in the brain to return to normal size. It may also block pain signals in the brain.
How To Use Zomig Oral
Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using zolmitriptan and each time you get a refill. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
At the first sign of a migraine, open the tablet container and place this medication directly on your tongue as directed by your doctor. The tablet will quickly dissolve. Swallow the dissolved medication with your saliva. You do not need to drink water/other liquid to swallow your dose.
Do not break or crush the tablets. Also, do not remove any tablets from the original container/packaging until they are needed. Removing the tablets in advance could decrease the drug's effectiveness. If you have any questions about how to use this medication, consult your pharmacist.
If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take any more doses of this medication before talking to your doctor. If your symptoms are only partly relieved, or if your headache comes back, you may take a second dose after 2 hours or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than 10 milligrams in a 24-hour period.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
If you have certain conditions that increase your risk of heart disease and you have never taken this medication before, you may need to be monitored for rare but serious side effects (e.g., chest pain) when you take the first dose. Your doctor may ask you to take the first dose in the office. See Precautions section for more information.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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Information last revised September 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.