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Zomig Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Zomig belongs to a group of medicines also known as "triptans". It is used to treat migraine headaches. Zomig work by causing vasoconstriction of blood vessels around the brain. It also reduces the release of substances in the body that may causes headache pain, nausea, and other migraine symptoms.

Zomig Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 2.5 milligrams.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Zomig have not been established in children and adults over 65.

Uses of Zomig

  • Zomig is used to treat vascular headaches such as migraines.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Zomig

Before taken Zomig medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zomig. Side effects may include:

  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Weakness
  • Cold sensation
  • Warm sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Throat pain or tightness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain

Warnings and precautions before taking Zomig:

  • If you have liver or kidney disease, then you should be used Zomig with extra caution.
  • If you feel or develop shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the eyelids, face, or lips, or a skin rash, skin lumps, or hives after taking Zomig, then you should call your doctor immediately.
  • Before taking zolmitriptan, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or to other "triptan" migraine drugs; or if you have any other allergies.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Zomig with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zomig with the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Cimetidine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Paroxetine
  • Propranolol
  • Sertraline

Symptoms of a Zomig overdose are not well known but may include sedation. If after taken Zomig if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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