|Patient Information Leaflet
|Zolmitriptan Patient Information Leaflet
What is Zolmitriptan?
Zolmitriptan is a medication used to treat migraines. It belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans, which work by narrowing blood vessels in the brain to reduce pain and other migraine symptoms.
What is Zolmitriptan used for?
Zolmitriptan is used to relieve the symptoms of migraines. These symptoms can include severe headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other associated symptoms.
How does Zolmitriptan work?
Zolmitriptan works by binding to serotonin receptors in the brain. This action causes the blood vessels in the brain to narrow, reducing the pain and other symptoms of migraines.
Who is Zolmitriptan suitable for?
Zolmitriptan is suitable for adults who have been diagnosed with migraines. It is not suitable for use in children or adolescents under the age of 18. Zolmitriptan may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or a history of stroke.
How to take Zolmitriptan
- Take one Zolmitriptan tablet as soon as you feel a migraine coming on.
- If your symptoms improve but then return, you may take a second tablet at least 2 hours after the first tablet.
- Do not take more than 10mg of Zolmitriptan in a 24-hour period.
It is important to note that Zolmitriptan should not be used to prevent migraines or to treat headaches that are not migraine headaches.
Buy Zolmitriptan online from a UK pharmacy
You can buy Zolmitriptan online from our online migraine treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.
Zolmitriptan Side Effects
Common Side Effects
- Feeling warm or cold
Uncommon Side Effects
- Feeling of heaviness or tightness in any part of the body
- Throat discomfort
- Feeling of pressure or pain in the nose or throat
Serious Side Effects
- Chest pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
Active Ingredients: Zolmitriptan
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), triacetin, and indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132).
- Do not take Zolmitriptan if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure.
- Do not take Zolmitriptan if you have heart disease or a history of stroke.
- Do not take Zolmitriptan if you have severe liver problems.
- Do not take Zolmitriptan if you are allergic to Zolmitriptan or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.