Zomig Nasal Spray has the medicine zolmitriptan which belongs to a family of triptan medicines. It is a selective serotonin receptor agonist. It can be used by adults and children above the age of 12 to treat symptoms of migraine headaches.
The Zomig Nasal Spray contains the medicine zolmitriptan which belongs to a family of triptan medicines; these are selective receptor agonists. Triptan medicines are used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches and can be taken at the onset of a migraine. It is formulated for those people who might experience symptoms like nausea during a migraine and cannot swallow pills. They can be used by adults and children over the age of 12 to treat the symptoms of a migraine. There is also good evidence to support the use of Zomig Nasal Spray in cluster headache.
The Zomig Nasal Spray reduces the pain brought in by migraine headaches by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels and preventing the release of noxious substances in the brain that cause migraine headache pains. Since this is a nasal spray, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream through the blood vessels lining the nose and works faster than triptan tablets.
Zomig Nasal Spray is effective in treating symptoms of migraines like headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. Many of the migraine medicines are available as tablets but since Zomig is available as a nasal spray, it can be used by people who cannot swallow tablets or people who are suffering from migraine symptoms like nausea. Another major benefit is that it starts to work in 15 minutes.
Zomig Nasal Spray is to be used when you start experiencing a migraine. Each 5 mg dose comes in a ready-to-use unit. You can use another dose if your headaches return in 24 hours, but you cannot exceed a total 10mg dose in any 24-hour period.
It is fairly easy to use the Zomig Nasal Spray. Here's what you do the next time you have a migraine:
Step 1: Take off the protective cap of the 5mg dose.
Step 2: Hold the Zomig Nasal Spray device down with your fingers and thumb.
Step 3: With your head upright, gently close one nostril with your index finger and breathe out of your mouth.
Step 4: Put the tip of the spray inside the other nostril you did not block.
Step 5: Tilt your head back slightly and breathe in the spray slowly while you simultaneously press the plunger with your thumb.
Step 6: After taking the spray out of your nose, keep your head tilted back and breathe gently through your mouth for 10 seconds.
It is normal if you feel the spray liquid in your nose or in the back of your throat.
Zomig Nasal Spray is a medicine that is extremely effective against migraine headaches. Here are some important guidelines that should be kept in mind when using Zomig Nasal Spray:
This medicine cannot be used to prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of migraines.
This medicine can only be used by people who have a clear diagnosis of migraine headaches.
Follow the instructions provided with Zomig Nasal Spray to use it. You can only use a maximum of 2 nasal spray doses in 24 hours. If this does not alleviate the symptoms of a headache, then you should call your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you are prescribed this medicine when you are already taking other prescriptions and over-the-counter medication.
It can make you feel sleepy and may reduce your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.
Zomig Nasal Spray is safe to use for most people but as with all medicines, a few people may react differently if they have comorbidities or medical conditions. Here's who cannot use Zomig Nasal Spray:
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.
People who have high blood pressure.
People who have had a history of strokes and small temporary strokes.
People who have these types of migraines cannot take Zomig:
Ophthalmoplegic migraine, which is generally associated with paralysis of the eye muscles.
Hemiplegic migraine, which is associated with temporary paralysis of one side of the body.
Basilar migraine, where there is a disturbance in brain function. The symptoms include total blindness followed by dizziness, speech disturbances, ringing in the ears and double vision.
The safety of this medicine has not been established for these groups and should not be taken by:
Children below the age of 18
Adults over the age of 65
Zomig is safe for migraines, but you should only take it if it has been prescribed specifically for you. Here’s who should exercise caution when taking the spray:
People who have high blood pressure or hypertension.
People who are above the age of 40, and postmenopausal women.
Those who are at risk for ischaemic heart disease or have comorbidities like high cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity.
People who are heavy smokers.
People who drink more than the recommended amount of alcohol.
People who suffer from decreased kidney or liver function.
People with a history of seizures like epilepsy.
People who are at an increased risk of seizures.
Zomig Nasal Spray might have these side effects in a few people. Here are a few associated with the nasal route of the medication:
Discomfort in the nasal cavity
The following side effects might be because of the zolmitriptan, the medicine that Zomig Nasal Spray contains:
Feeling dizzy, unsteady on your feet or tired
Getting chills, or hot flashes
Keep Zomig Nasal Spray in the container it came in and store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight where the temperature is below 25°C. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
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