ZOLMITRIPTAN

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zolmitriptan is the generic version of the popular branded migraine treatment zomig. zolmitriptan provides a fast-acting treatment for migraines and can provide relief in just 30 minutes.
It belongs to a group of drugs known as Triptans (also known as 5-HT1 receptor agonists). Triptans provide relief in a different way than traditional pain killers, they work by reversing the changes in the brain which can cause migraines. Reversing these changes helps to relieve the symptoms of migraine.

Generic zolmitriptan is just as effective as zomig but at a more affordable price.
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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:

Emotional triggers:
stress
anxiety
tension
shock
depression
excitement

Physical triggers:
tiredness
poor quality sleep
shift work
poor posture
neck or shoulder tension
jet lag
low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
strenuous exercise, if you’re not used to it
starting their period

Dietary triggers:
missed, delayed or irregular meals
dehydration
alcohol
the food additive tyramine
caffeine products, such as tea and coffee
specific foods such as chocolate, citrus fruit and cheese

Environmental triggers:
bright lights
flickering screens, such as a television or computer screen
smoking (or smoky rooms)
loud noises
changes in climate, such as changes in humidity or very cold temperatures
strong smells
a stuffy atmosphere

Treating migraines
There’s no cure for migraines, but a number of treatments are available to help reduce the symptoms.

These include:

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.

Preventing migraines
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.

Outlook
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.

Product Description

Zolmitriptan

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.

Choosing strength

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
itself.
If you notice any of the following serious side effects,
stop taking Zolmitriptan tablets and contact a doctor
straight away:
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
bloody diarrhoea.
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
• Headache
• 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.