Zomig Rapimelt contains the active ingredient zolmitriptan. Zolmitriptan belongs to a class of medicines known as triptans which act as selective serotonin receptor agonists (or 5hT agonists). They are specifically used to provide relief for migraine attacks.
Zomig Rapimelt contains the active ingredient zolmitriptan. It is used to treat migraine headaches symptoms like severe headaches accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light. This is a headache medicine that is only effective for existing migraine headaches. Zomig Rapimelt cannot prevent migraine attacks or minimize the frequency of migraine headaches in any way.
Migraine headaches are thought to be caused when blood vessels are dilated in the brain. Zomig Rapimelt relieves these headaches with the help of its active ingredient, zolmitriptan. Zolmitriptan works by constricting these dilated blood vessels by stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain and blocking the release of natural substances that cause pain, nausea, and other symptoms of migraine.
Zomig Rapimelt tablets, in particular, are designed for people who feel nauseated or vomit when they have a migraine attack. These tables melt on the tongue in your saliva, so there's no need to swallow it or drink water after taking it.
Zomig Rapimelt eliminates or reduces the effects of migraines. This can include a wide array of symptoms, ranging from headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound.
Zomig rapimelt tablets are to be taken only after one starts feeling the symptoms of a headache. These medicines can't be taken to prevent headaches. They melt on the tongue in your saliva after you take them, and you don't need to swallow them. These tablets usually provide relief from migraine attacks an hour after taking them.
The recommended adult dose is one tablet of 2.5 mg. If a migraine attack occurs again, you can repeat this dose after 2 hours. You can't take more than 10mg of this tablet (or 4 tablets) in 24 hours. If the dose doesn't help you with migraine symptoms, you must first consult a doctor before increasing the dose.
Zomig Rapimelt is a medication that offers relief from migraine symptoms like headaches and nausea. Medicines react differently in different people. Though side effects are rare, here are a few that are the most common:
When you take Zomig Rapimelt, you might experience side effects like dry mouth or dizziness.
You might feel a momentary feeling of tingling or numbness.
Zomig Rapimelt may also raise your blood pressure.
These tablets also cause symptoms like tightness in the chest, jaw or neck, which are very momentary.
Remember that these side effects are common and pass in a few seconds. If they persist for a more extended period, then call your doctor for assistance immediately.
If you experience side effects that are not listed here, call a doctor immediately.
Zolmitriptan is a safe medicine for people suffering from migraine headaches. But if you have any of these few conditions, you should make your doctor aware of these factors before you start taking Zolmitriptan tablets:
If you have high blood pressure.
If you smoke or have suffered from alcoholism.
If you have peripheral arterial disease, which causes circulation problems in the body.
If you have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack.
If you have any liver or kidney problems.
If you're allergic to any medicine or if you're taking any other medication.
Zomig Rapimelt can't be used by the following groups of people:
People who have had heart attacks, ischaemic heart disease caused by inadequate blood flow to the heart, or a severe form of angina pectoris, not caused by exertion.
People who have abnormal heartbeats caused by Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and irregular heartbeats.
Have a history of severe or uncontrolled mild to moderate hypertension.
Since this tablet passes into breast milk, lactating women can't take this medication.
The safety of these medicines has not been established for these groups and shouldn't be taken by:
Children below the age of 18
Adults over the age of 65
It's also important to make a list of all the medicines you are taking, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription when your doctor prescribes you Zomig Rapimelt for your migraines.
Given in the list below are a few medicines that you should inform your doctor that you're taking when you're prescribed Zomig Rapimelt.
These medicines enhance the activity of serotonin in the central nervous system and can't be mixed with zolmitriptan tablets:
Antidepressants of the class monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs)
Serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Taking these medicines together might cause a rare side effect called serotonin syndrome, which causes symptoms like confusion, agitation, muscle twitching, shivering, sweating, racing heartbeat or diarrhoea.
You can't mix with other migraine medication such as sumatriptan or naratriptan with Zomig Rapimelt.
You should inform your doctor if you are taking medicines containing ergotamine or ergot-type medicines (such as dihydroergotamine or methysergide).
You need to store Zomig Rapimelt tablets in a cool, dry place that is away from direct heat and light. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
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Will Zomig Rapimelt make me sleepy?
Zomig Rapimelt might cause feelings of drowsiness when taken to alleviate the symptoms of a migraine headache. You should not operate heavy machinery or drive after you have taken Zomig Rapimelt.
When should I take Zomig Rapimelt?
You can take the Zomig Rapimelt when you start to experience the onset of a migraine with symptoms like headache and nausea. You can't use Zomig Rapimelt to prevent migraines or to decrease the frequency of migraines.
Should I take Zomig Rapimelt with food?
Zomig Rapimelt tablets don't necessarily have to be taken before or after eating.