Zolmitriptan 2.5mg (Generic Zomig) Tablets
£16.99 – £45.99
- Fast Acting Migraine Treatment
- Active Ingredient: Zolmitriptan
- Generic version of Zomig
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
Stop migraines in their tracks with Zolmitriptan, the fast-acting migraine and severe headache relief treatment. Zolmitriptan relieves common symptoms including: pain and pressure in the head, increased sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting.
A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.
Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.
There are several types of migraine, including:
migraine with aura – where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs
migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop
Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally. It’s possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.
When to seek medical advice
You should see your GP if you have frequent or severe migraine symptoms.
Simple painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be effective for migraine. However, be careful not to take too many painkillers as this could make it harder to treat headaches over time.
You should also make an appointment to see your GP if you have frequent migraines (on more than five days a month), even if they can be controlled with medication, as you may benefit from preventative treatment.
Causes of migraines
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they’re thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain.
Around half of all people who experience migraines also have a close relative with the condition, suggesting that genes may play a role.
Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers, which can include:
poor quality sleep
neck or shoulder tension
low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
strenuous exercise, if you’re not used to it
starting their period
missed, delayed or irregular meals
the food additive tyramine
caffeine products, such as tea and coffee
specific foods such as chocolate, citrus fruit and cheese
flickering screens, such as a television or computer screen
smoking (or smoky rooms)
changes in climate, such as changes in humidity or very cold temperatures
a stuffy atmosphere
There’s no cure for migraines, but a number of treatments are available to help reduce the symptoms.
painkillers – including over-the-counter medicationssuch as paracetamol and ibuprofen
triptans – medications that can help reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines
anti-emetics – medications often used to reduce nausea and vomiting
During an attack, many people find that sleeping or lying in a darkened room can also help.
If you suspect a specific trigger is causing your migraines, such as stress or a certain type of food, avoiding this trigger may help reduce your risk of experiencing migraines.
It may also help to maintain a generally healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, sleep and meals, as well as ensuring you stay well hydrated and limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol.
If your migraines are severe or you’ve tried avoiding possible triggers and are still experiencing symptoms, your GP may prescribe medication to help prevent further attacks.
Migraines can severely affect your quality of life and stop you carrying out your normal daily activities. Some people find they need to stay in bed for days at a time.
However, a number of effective treatments are available to reduce the symptoms and prevent further attacks.
Migraine attacks can sometimes get worse over time, but they tend to gradually improve over many years for most people.
Zolmitriptan is the generic version of the popular branded migraine treatment zomig. It provides a fast-acting treatment for migraines and can provide relief in just 30 minutes. Generic zolmitriptan is just as effective as zomig but at a more affordable price.
Migraine symptoms may be caused by swollen blood vessels in the head. Zolmitriptan is thought to reduce the widening of these blood vessels. This helps to take away the headache and other symptoms of a migraine attack, such as feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) and being sensitive to light and sound.
Zolmitriptan belongs to a group of medicines called triptans(also known as 5-HT1 receptor agonists). Triptans can relieve symptoms when more traditional treatments such as painkillers have been ineffective. Traditional painkillers like Paracetamol and Ibuprofen can be beneficial by providing some temporary relief and mask the pain, but often are just not enough.
Zolmitriptan provides fast-acting relief from symptoms of even severe migraine. IT can also help nausea, stiffness in the neck and shoulders and sensitivity to light and sound. For those who have trouble taking tablets, it is also available as a nasal spray and in orodispersible form.
How to take Zolmitriptan
It should be used by adults over the age of 18 and works only when a migraine attack has started, It will not stop you from getting an attack.
The recommended dose is one tablet (2.5 mg).
Swallow your tablet with a drink of water.
You can take another tablet if the migraine is still present after two hours or if it returns within 24 hours.
If the tablets did not give you enough help with your migraine, tell your doctor.
Do not use more than two doses in one day unless prescribed to by your doctor.
The maximum daily dose is 10 mg.
Start initially with a lower strength of 2.5mg. If necessary, this dose may be doubled. If you feel that this dose is not sufficiently controlling your migraine symptoms, you may require the higher 5mg dose of Zolmitriptan.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. Some of the
symptoms below could be part of the migraine attack
If you notice any of the following serious side effects,
stop taking Zolmitriptan tablets and contact a doctor
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• Allergic reactions including itchy rash (urticaria) and
swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue and throat.
Very rares (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• Angina (pain in the chest, often brought on by exercise),
heart attack or spasm of the blood vessels of the heart.
The signs include chest pain and shortness of breath.
• Spasm of the blood vessels of the gut, which can cause
damage to your gut. The signs include stomach pain or
Other possible side effects include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• Abnormal sensations such as tingling in your fingers and
toes or skin that is sensitive to touch.
• Feeling sleepy, dizzy or warm
• Uneven heart beat
• Feeling sick, vomiting
• Stomach pain
• Dry mouth
• Difficulty swallowing
• Muscle weakness or muscle pain
• Feeling weak
• Heaviness, tightness, pain or pressure in throat, neck,
arms and legs, or chest
A full list of side effects can be found on the on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.
Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.