Zolmitriptan Tablets

Zolmitriptan Tablets are a migraine treatment that belongs to a group of medicines known as triptans.

Instead of reducing pain, triptans reverse the changes in the brain that can cause migraines.

Zolmitriptan works by reversing these changes and reducing both the symptoms and the cause of migraines.

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What is Zolmitriptan?

Zolmitriptan is a migraine treatment that belongs to a group of medicines known as triptans. The differences between triptans and pain killers lie in the way they work.

Instead of reducing pain, triptans reverse the changes in the brain that can cause migraines.

Zolmitriptan works by reversing these changes and reducing both the symptoms and the cause of migraines.

How does Zolmitriptan work?

Although it is not completely understood what triggers migraines, the throbbing pain they cause may be caused by widening of cerebral blood vessels.

Zolmitriptan belongs to a group of medicines known as serotonin agonists. Medications like these stimulate the brain's serotonin receptors, which reduce pain by narrowing the affected blood vessels.

As with other triptans, Zolmitriptan works best when taken at the onset of a migraine attack. If taken during an episode, it will also provide relief.

Tritpan medicines do not prevent migraines, but they are safe when taken with other preventative treatments.

Zolmitriptan Warnings

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Do not take Zolmitriptan Tablets if any of the following apply to you:

  • If you are allergic to Zolmitriptan or any of the other ingredients, do not take this medicine
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • When you have heart problems, such as angina, shortness of breath, a heart attack, or pressure in your chest.
  • If you have or have previously had a stroke or short-term symptoms that are similar to a stroke.
  • If you're taking other migraine medicines at the same time (e.g. ergotamine or ergot-type medicines like dihydroergotamine and methysergide) or other migraine triptan medicines.

Before taking Zolmitriptan Tablets, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor if you:

  • You smoke, have high cholesterol, diabetes, or have a family member with ischaemic heart disease.
  • You have been told that you have Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
  • You have or previously had liver problems.
  • You are currently taking other medications for depression.
  • In addition, you take herbal medicines that contain St. John's Wort.

Zolmitriptan dosage

Be sure to take this medicine exactly as your doctor has instructed you.

If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Zolmitriptan Tablets should be taken as soon as a migraine headache begins, but you can also use it during an attack.

For adults between 18 and 65 years:

  • The recommended dose is one tablet swallowed along with a glass of water.
  • If the migraine persists after two hours or returns within 24 hours, you can take a second tablet.
  • Do not use more than two doses in one day unless prescribed to you by your doctor.
  • The maximum daily dose is 10 mg

Zolmitriptan side effects

Zolmitriptan may cause side effects in some people.

These symptoms tend to be mild and go away on their own after a short time. Some of the most common side effects are:

  • You may experience unusual sensations like tingling fingers or toes or swollen, sensitive skin
  • Feeling sleepy, dizzy or warm
  • Headache
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Vomiting or feeling sick (nausea)
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Heaviness, tightness, pain or pressure in the throat, neck, arms and legs, or chest
  • Problems swallowing

Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are worried about these effects or if the product affects you in any other way.

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