Zolmitriptan

Zolmitriptan is a medicine that is most commonly used in treatment of currently occuring acute migraines and cannot be used as a prevention medicine.

What is it?

Zolmitriptan is a medicine used in treatment of acute migraines. This medicine will only treat a headache that is currently occuring, and cannot be used as a prevention from future migraines or to potentially lower the number of migraines you get on a monthly basis.

How does it work?

Zolmitriptan is used to treat headaches caused by migraines in adults. It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Zolmitriptan also reduces substances in the body that trigger common migraine symptoms, like headache pain, nausea or sensitivity to light and sound.

What is Zolmitriptan used for?

Zolmitriptan is used to treat acute migraines in adults. However, this medicine will only help if used at the start or after the onset of the migraine. It cannot be used as prevention medicine. It can’t lower the number of migraines one might experience on a regular basis.

This medication should not be used in treatment of headaches caused by any other medical condition. Use Zolmitriptan only if your condition has been confirmed by your doctor as a migraine-induced headache.

How to use Zolmitriptan?

Use Zolmitriptan exactly as prescribed by your doctor, or as directed in the enclosed information leaflet. Never take Zolmitriptan in doses larger than the one recommended. Remember to always try and take the lowest possible dose. Do not use Zolmitriptan in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take Zolmitriptan as soon as you notice headache symptoms. Do not take the tablet whole, allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing. If desired, you may drink water in order to swallow the dissolved tablet more easily. If your headache does not completely go away, take a second tablet 2 hours after the first. However, if your symptoms have not improved at all, contact your doctor immediately for further instructions. Do not take a second pill before consulting with a medical professional.

Never use more than your recommended dose, even if your current migraine is particularly bad. The recommended dosage is 2.5 mg of Zolmitriptan in treatment of a migraine headache. The maximum dose is 10mg of Zolmitriptan in 24 hours. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can make your headaches significantly worse. Contact your doctor if you notice that your medication does not work as well and offers significantly less relief from your migraines.

Zolmitriptan is used when needed, and it does not have a fixed dosing schedule. If you’ve accidentally taken a dose greater than the one prescribed, get in touch with your doctor immediately. 

Side effects and precautions

Do not use Zolmitriptan if you have a history of heart attacks or heart problems. Tell your doctor what other medicines you have used recently. Zolmitriptan can cause some serious complications if used in combination with certain other medicines.

Zolmitriptan can raise your blood pressure levels. Therefore, it is advised to have your blood pressure regularly checked, especially if you’ve had problems with your blood pressure in the past.

You should not use Zolmitriptan, unless you’ve been told otherwise by your doctor, if you currently have:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Any type of blood vessel disorder with results in a lack of blood supply to certain parts of the body

Common side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling tired
  • Dry mouth
  • Redness
  • Tightness in your throat or chest
  • Drowsiness

Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical help if you notice any symptoms of an allergic reaction or any severe side effects, which include:

  • Swelling of the face,lips, or tongue (allergic reaction)
  • Difficulty breathing (allergic reaction)
  • Hives (allergic reaction)
  • Severe headache
  • Hallucinations, sweating, shivering
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Blurry vision
  • Sudden severe stomach pain
  • Heart attack symptoms – chest pain, nausea, sweating

Never take Zolmitriptan if you’re allergic to any of its components. Read the enclosed information leaflet that comes with the medicine, and check the full list of ingredients.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. He will decide whether it is safe or not for you to use this medicine in your situation.

Zolmitriptan is intended for persons over the age of 18, and it should not be used by anyone younger than the intended user age. Additionally, it is not appropriate for use for patients aged 65 and over.

Keep Zolmitriptan tablets out of children’s reach and don’t use them after the expiration date on the package. If you see any peculiar complications or side effects which you suspect might have been caused by this medication, go see your doctor immediately.

How can I purchase it online?

Buy Zolmitriptan online, safely through UK Meds. A consultation with a medical professional is required beforehand, to ensure that using Zolmitriptan is the correct way to treat your medical condition.