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What is the drug classification of zomig (zolmitriptan)?

What is the drug classification of zomig (zolmitriptan)?

Zomig (zolmitriptan): It is a triptan, available by prescription, used in the acute treatment of migraine attacks. ...Read more

Zomig (Definition)

Zolmitriptan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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What doe zolmitriptan help?

What doe zolmitriptan help?

Migraine Headaches: Zolmitriptan or zomig (zolmitriptan) is a medicine that treats migraine headaches in adults. Your doctor will tell you if this medicine is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How do you think zolmitriptan will help?

How do you think zolmitriptan will help?

For acute migraines: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a medication that can help with acute migraine attacks. It comes in 3 different forms- tablets, nasal spray, and disintegrating tablets. Check with your physician which migraine medication is best for you. ...Read more

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Where can I buy zomig (zolmitriptan) pills?

Zomig (zolmitriptan) pills purchase: Hello. Are your local pharmacies too expensive?
If it an expense issue, you might qualify for Johnson & Johnson's patient assistance program. Go to the following:
http://www. Jjpaf. Org/
They have helped some of my patients get their medications for little to no cost.
Another resource: Partnership for Prescription Assistance
https://www. Pparx. Org/
They try and connect patients with providers. ...Read more

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Can you mix zomig (zolmitriptan) and reductil?

Can you mix zomig (zolmitriptan) and reductil?

Not recommended: Reductil has been taken off the market because it has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know much about zomig (zolmitriptan)?

Does anyone know much about zomig (zolmitriptan)?

Yes: Zomig® (zolmitriptan) is a prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches. It will not help to prevent migraines, but it can help to treat a migraine that has already started.

In addition to zomig tablets, zomig® nasal spray and zomig zmt® (orally disintegrating tablets that dissolve in the mouth) are also available. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of zomig (zolmitriptan) last?

How long do the effects of zomig (zolmitriptan) last?

12 hours: The half life is 3 hours (half metabolized in 3 hours). 4 half lives should have it essentially out of your body. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about zomig (zolmitriptan) effects?

Does anyone know anything about zomig (zolmitriptan) effects?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using zomig:

burning, numbness, or tingling of the skin; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; feeling of heaviness or pressure; nausea; warm or hot sensation; weaknes. ...Read more

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When will zomig (zolmitriptan) side effects wear off?

12 hours: The half life of zomig (zolmitriptan) is 3 hours (half metabolized in 3 hours). That means it is essentially gone and side effects over in 12 hours. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to using zomig (zolmitriptan)?

Similar to others: •unusual taste (for zomig® nasal spray) -- up to 21 percent of people
dizziness -- up to 10 percent
•abnormal sensations such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia) -- up to 10 percent
neck pain, jaw pain, or throat pain (or tightness or pressure) -- up to 10 percent
•weakness -- up to 9 percent
•nausea -- up to 9 percent
drowsiness -- up to 8 percent. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of zomig (zolmitriptan) usually last?

Zomig (zolmitriptan): Zomig (zolmitriptan) for headaches has half-life of 6-8 hours. Side effects mostly resolve by 8-12 hours and that depends on dose. ...Read more

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How do you use zomig (zolmitriptan) spray?

How do you use zomig (zolmitriptan) spray?

See below: •blow your nose gently before use
•remove the protective cap
•hold the nasal sprayer device gently with your fingers and thumb. Do not press the plunger until you have put the tip into your nostril or you will lose the dose
•block one nostril
•tilt your head back slightly
•breathe in gently through your nose and at the same time press the plunger firmly with your thumb. The plunger may feel stiff. ...Read more

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What s the difference between zomig (zolmitriptan) and maxalt?

What s the difference between zomig (zolmitriptan) and maxalt?

Both triptans: Each might stop a migraine if taken within the first 60-90 mins of headache onset, and both have a brief half-life, about 3-4 hrs. Maxalt comes as tablet or mlt which can dissolve in mouth. Zomig (zolmitriptan) available as nasal spray, which may resolve headache within 15 min, but tablet and zmt dissolving forms are both available. Might use one or other based on results. ...Read more

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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more

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As for migraine attack is zomig (zolmitriptan) 2.5 is effective and what's the dosage of this medicine?

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As for migraine attack is zomig (zolmitriptan) 2.5 is effective and what's the dosage of this medicine?

Zomig (zolmitriptan): Doses of 2.5 or 5 mg. Are effective for such headaches. Total daily dose is as recommended by your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can cambia be taken 5 hours after zomig (zolmitriptan) for migraine?

Yes: Cambia and zomig (zolmitriptan) work by different mechanisms and can be combined, but be sure to not exceed the maximum dose of each individual medication. ...Read more

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I have mild anisicora according to my vet! I suffer from headaches and take zomig (zolmitriptan) for migraines should I be worried incase it's related?

I have mild anisicora according to my vet! I suffer from headaches and take zomig (zolmitriptan) for migraines should I be worried incase it's related?

Yes: Most likely is related, but anisocoria up to 1mm is physiological. No need to worry, ut if you are concerned, I would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What Meds can I take for migraine lasting 2 weeks I have tried imatrex, fioricet, and zomig (zolmitriptan). What should I do?

What Meds can I take for migraine lasting 2 weeks I have tried imatrex, fioricet, and zomig (zolmitriptan). What should I do?

Chronic daily HA's: Need to break up this escalating pattern, and your listed drugs will NOT work whatsoever. Steroids, Depakote, topirimate all can possibly stop this. Time to see neurologist and stop repetitive failures. ...Read more

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I get migraines when I am hot either from sun or exercise. Tried Metoprolol but didn't help. Zomig (zolmitriptan) works but It's prn. Is there a preventative med? TY!

Many: It goes without saying that you'll have to loop your neurologist or PCP in, but there are a variety with varying degrees of efficacy behind them that have been used as controller meds for migraines. Antidepressants: amitriptyline, venlafaxine. Antiepileptics: topiramate, divalproex. Other blood pressure meds: verapamil, lisinopril. Hope this helps as a place to start discussion with your MD! ...Read more

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Hello, I took a zolmitriptan tablet about 2 hours ago as im a migraine sufferer and now have a swollen right gland in my neck?

Hello, I took a zolmitriptan tablet about 2 hours ago as im a migraine sufferer and now have a swollen right gland in my neck?

Reassurance: I believe that you take zolmitriptan not the first time in your life, because migraine is chronic condition. This is not look like allergic reaction, and possible not related to medication at all. Possible "cold". Will observe tomorrow. ...Read more

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I normally take zolmitriptan for migraines but my recent ones are different and more acute, and that doesn't work. I got a steroid shot in Aug but still no help. I've even taken tramadol 50mg and the pain still doesn't go away, should I go see my neuro ag

I normally take zolmitriptan for migraines but my recent ones are different and more acute, and that doesn't work. I got a steroid shot in Aug but still no help. I've even taken tramadol 50mg and the pain still doesn't go away, should I go see my neuro ag

Advice: I would be amazed if you have anything new other than your migraines evolving into a more resistant pattern. Analgesics of any kind are a BAD idea here as can result in chronic daily headaches due to rebound. Zomig (zolmitriptan) comes in a nasal spray and may work better, but other triptans can likewise work. Can we suggest a Concierge visit to help this further? ...Read more

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When I'm allergic to something my top lip gets alittle swollen and my chest starts to hurt could I be allergic to my migraine medicine Zolmitriptan?

When I'm allergic to something my top lip gets alittle swollen and my chest starts to hurt could I be allergic to my migraine medicine Zolmitriptan?

Short answer- yes: Any time your body responds to either a medication or food with swelling, this is a sign of allergic reaction. What you are experiencing is something called angio-edema. Its reassurring that its only on your lip, however if your throat or tongue swell, this could be an emergency. I would consult your prescribing physician about this drug reaction. ...Read more

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Exceeding Migraine isn't working, Zomig (zolmitriptan) makes my jaw tight, and head hurt worse, I take Phenergan with it as well, Imitrex does the same as Zomig (zolmitriptan).?

Exceeding Migraine isn't working, Zomig (zolmitriptan) makes my jaw tight, and head hurt worse, I take Phenergan with it as well, Imitrex does the same as Zomig (zolmitriptan).?

Change protocol: First, try to prevent the headaches, and Botox may be answer, but you could take daily riboflavin, Co-Q10, butterbur, feverfew. Other triptans to stop headaches, maybe Frova or Relpax (eletriptan). But Cambia powder may be best tolerated. See a headache specialist and get it controlled. ...Read more

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I am 82 yrs old I have had migraines (more than 4 ea week) Have had all neuro exams including migraine studies, I cannot find a medication that works for me. I have tried sumatripitan, Zomig, Do you have any suggestions? Must keep cost in line. Medic

I am 82 yrs old I have had migraines (more than 4 ea week) Have had all neuro exams including migraine studies, I cannot find a medication that works for me. I have tried sumatripitan, Zomig, Do you have any suggestions? Must keep cost in line. Medic

Prevention: Try and identify then stay away from triggers. Avoid alcohol, avoid excessive caffein intake, if you smoke then please try to quit! Preventative mediations such as topiramate or valproic acid are effective. Acupuncture is actually as good or better at prevention than medications but can be expensive. Behavioral therapy, relaxation exercises/mindfulness and even aromatherapy help as well. ...Read more

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Had a migraine all day. Took 2 doses of 100mg of Imitrex (sumatriptan). Trying to decide where to go next. Cambia/Zomig route or Sumavel?

Had a migraine all day. Took 2 doses of 100mg of Imitrex (sumatriptan). Trying to decide where to go next. Cambia/Zomig route or Sumavel?

Cambia only: If you've used 200mg of sumatriptan in a day you've used your limit, no more triptans (that includes zomig (zolmitriptan) and sumavel) today. Cambia is an NSAID, so that's ok. Given the meds you are on it sounds like you have a neurologist but it's time for you to see a headache sub-specialist! ...Read more

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Have tried imitrix/maxalt/zomig for infreq. Migraines (no help). Disclofenac helps some with pain, but I get rebound. Neg mri. What else can I try?

Have tried imitrix/maxalt/zomig for infreq. Migraines (no help). Disclofenac helps some with pain, but I get rebound. Neg mri. What else can I try?

Few more: Injectable imitrex, (sumatriptan) cafergot, exedrine migraine and fioricer are also effective in many cases. If you are more than 4 days out of a month in headache then preventative medications are more appropriate ...Read more

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Zolmitriptan (Definition)

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