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Zomig (nasal)

Generic name: Zolmitriptan (nasal) [ZOL-mi-TRIP-tan]
Name of the Brand: Zomig
Drug class: Antimigraine agents

What is Zolmitriptan nasal?

Zolmitriptan is a headache medicine that reduces blood vessels in the brain. Zolmitriptan reduces the amount of substances that are present in the body and could cause headaches, nausea, sensitivity to sound and light, as well as other symptoms of migraine.

Zolmitriptan nasal (for use in the nose) is used to treat migraine headaches in adults as well as children aged between 12 and 17 years old.Zolmitriptan is only used to treat headaches that have already started. It won't help prevent headaches or lessen the frequency of attacks.

Zolmitriptan is not recommended for treating a typical tension headache, a headache that results in an inability to move on the opposite or other side, or any other headache that appears to be different from a typical migraine headache. Make sure to only take this medication in cases where your condition is verified by a physician as having migraines as a cause.Zolmitriptan is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Zolmitriptan nasal

Contact a medical professional immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

This medicine could trigger severe adverse effects. Take this medicine off and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • The sensation of tightness or pain in your neck, jaw, or throat;
  • Acute stomach pain, bleeding, vomiting;
  • Bowel problems, weight loss, fever, and stomach pain after meals;
  • Discomfort or cramps in your hips or legs;
  • Tingling, numbness, burning pains, or coldness You may also notice the appearance of blue or pale skin on your toes and fingers.
  • Irregular heartbeats;
  • Heart attack symptoms include chest pressure or pain radiating to your shoulder, vomiting, and sweating;
  • Indications of signs of a stroke—sudden weakening or numbness (especially for one leg) as well as sudden, extreme headaches, blurred speech, or difficulties with balance or vision The symptoms of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, slurred speech, vision,
  • Serotonin levels that are elevated within the body. The body's serotonin levels can cause agitation, hallucinations, fever, a fast heart rate, and overactive reflexes. Vomiting, nausea nausea, loss of coordination, diarrhea, and fainting.

Common adverse effects of Zomig include:

  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
  • Numbness;
  • Dizziness;
  • The skin is more sensitive than normal.

It isn't a complete list of the possible consequences, but other effects may occur. Speak with your doctor to get medical advice about adverse effects. If you have any concerns, report the allergic reactions or symptoms to the FDA by dialing 1-800-FDA-1088.

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You should not use this medicine if you have blood circulation problems, coronary heart disease, angina, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a lack of blood supply to the heart, uncontrolled high blood pressure, ischemic bowel disease,an history of heart attack or suffered stroke (including strokes that are TIA (also known as a "mini-stroke"). Do not take zolmitriptan nasal medication if your headache is distinct from the migraines you are used to.

Do not take zolmitriptan in the nasal solution if you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction with a drug could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, among others.

Do not take zolmitriptan nasal for 24 hours prior to or after the use of another migraine headache medication.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use zolmitriptan if you are allergic to the drug or are suffering from:

  • Coronary heart disease Angina (chest pain), blood circulation issues, and a lack of supply for the heart
  • An antecedent family history or history of heart illness, heart attack, or stroke, such as "mini-stroke";
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome;
  • Uncontrolled or severe high blood pressure
  • Ischemic bowel disease
  • A headache that is distinct from the usual migraines.

Do not take zolmitriptan if you've used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. A risky drug interaction may occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, among others.

To ensure that zolmitriptan is not harmful to you, inform your doctor if you are suffering from:

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure
  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • Liver disease;
  • An illness for which you are prescribed the drug cimetidine (Tagamet).
  • Coronary heart illness (or risk factors, such as being menopausal, having diabetes, being obese, having high cholesterol, having an ancestral background of coronary diseases, being over 40 years old, and being a male or female who underwent an hysterectomy)

It isn't known if this medicine could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.

It's not clear if the nasal zolmitriptan is absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm nursing babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a baby.Zolmitriptan nasal spray isn't permitted for use by anyone less than 12 years old.

How to take Zolmitriptan nasal?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Your doctor might alter your dosage to ensure you receive the most effective outcomes. Don't take this medication in greater or lesser amounts or for a longer time than the recommended time.

Don't exceed the prescribed dose. The use of migraine medications can make headaches more severe. Consult your physician when the medication seems to be unable to treat migraine headaches.

Utilize zolmitriptan as soon as you feel symptoms of a headache or when the attack has already started. The typical dosage of zolmitriptan is one spray into each nostril. Follow the instructions of your doctor.For use with the spray for nasal use:

  • Blosh your nose gently prior to applying the spray. Take off the cap that protects the device for nasal spray.
  • Turn your head slightly, and then insert the top of the bottle into one nostril. Close the other nostril with your fingers. Breathe quickly and press the plunger of the device to release the medicine directly into your nostrils.
  • Breathe gently by rubbing your nose for 5–10 seconds while keeping your head back and tilted.
  • When the solution gets into your mouth, eyes, or even on your face, wash it off with water.

There is just one dose in each zolmitriptan sprayer. It is not recommended to use this medicine for both nostrils.

After you have used this nasal spray, if the headache stops and returns, take the second dose two (2) hours after the initial. Don't exceed 10 mg of the drug over 24 hours. If the headache doesn't disappear completely, consult your physician prior to taking another dosage of the drug.

Take note of all information for patients, such as medication guides and instructions provided to you. Consult your physician or pharmacist for any additional concerns.Consult your physician if you suffer from multiple headaches within one calendar month (30 days).

If you have been taking zolmitriptan for a long time, your physician may wish to examine your heart's function by using an electrocardiograph, or ECG (sometimes known as an EKG), which is a device that measures the electrical activity in the heart. This can help your doctor determine if it's suitable for you to take this medication.The nasal spray can be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Recycle the nasal spray after only one use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because zolmitriptan is only used when required, it doesn't have a regular dosing schedule. Consult your physician promptly in the event that your symptoms don't improve after taking the drug zolmitriptan.

After taking zolmitriptan, it is recommended that you be patient for at least two (2) days before attempting to use it again. You should not take more than the recommended dosage of 10 mg within 24 hours.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Avoid this

Do not take the drug for 24 hours prior to or after taking another migraine headache medication, including.Zolmitriptan can affect your ability to think or react. Be cautious when driving or doing any activity that requires you to remain vigilant.

Interaction with other drugs

When you take zolmitriptan, taking other medicines could result in higher levels of serotonin in your body. This is known as "serotonin syndrome," which can lead to death. Inform your doctor when you are also taking:

  • Medications for treating the symptoms of depression;
  • Medication to treat the symptoms of a mental disorder;
  • A drug called a narcotic (opioid) medication
  • Medicine to reduce nausea or vomiting.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with zolmitriptan. These include prescription as well as over-the counter medications, vitamins and herbs. The interactions of all potential drugs are included in this medication guideline.



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