Zomig Nasal Spray contains zolmitriptan which belongs to a group of anti-migraine drugs called 5-HT1 agonists. Zomig Nasal Spray is used to relieve your migraine headache and other associated symptoms of a migraine attack. Migraine headache is believed to be caused by a widening of the blood vessels in the head. Zomig narrows the vessels and relieves the pain and other symptoms of migraine headache. Zomig should not be used continuously to prevent or reduce the number of attacks you experience. Use Zomig only to treat an actual migraine headache attack. The usual dose of Zomig Nasal Spray is a single nasal spray administration into one nostril. If your headache comes back after your initial dose, a second dose may be administered any time after 2 hours of administering the first dose. For any attack where you have no response to the first dose, do not take a second dose without prior consultation with your doctor. Do not administer more than a total of 10 mg of Zomig Nasal Spray in any 24-hour period. Before using Zomig nasal spray inform your doctor if you are pregnant, have heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, liver disease. If you use Zomig nasal spray too often, it might make your headaches worse. If this happens, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Zomig nasal spray.
Zomig Nasal Spray comes from Canada and is manufactured AstraZeneca. The generic also called Zolmist is available from India manufactured by Cipla. Zomig nasal spray is supplied as a single dose spray unit in a blue coloured plastic device, with a grey protection cap. Each Nasal Spray delivers either 2.5 or 5 mg of drug. The Zomig Nasal Spray unit consists of protective cover which covers the nozzle to protect it. It must be removed before you use the nasal spray device. It also consists of nozzle, a part that you put into your nostril, finger-grip which is a part that you hold when you use the spray. Finally, it consists of plunger, a part that you press when you have inserted the nozzle comfortably into your nostril.
Stop taking Zomig and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Allergic reactions
• Fast heart rate
• Heart throbbing
• Irregular heart beat
• Sensation of chest pain, pressure or tightness, shortness of breath and sweating
• Sensation of tingling, heat, pressure or heaviness
• Shortness of breath
• Sudden or severe abdominal pain or diarrhea
• Temporary increase in blood pressure
Some less serious side effects of Zomig Nasal Spray may include feeling sick, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, weakness, muscle aches and pains, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, headache, stomach pain and increase in production of urine, discomfort from the nose, nose bleed, spasm of the blood vessels of heart and stomach. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions
Do not use Zomig Nasal Spray if you are allergic to zolmitriptan, have heart disease, suffer from chest pain, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, are taking or have recently taken (within 24 hours) an ergotamine containing or ergot-like drug, or another triptan used to treat migraines, have a headache that is not migraine headache, are taking or have recently taken (within 2 weeks) a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Zomig Nasal spray should not be used with antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), for example, fluoxetine hydrochloride, sertraline hydrochloride, fluvoxamine, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), for example, venlafaxine hydrochloride, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), for example, phenelzine sulfate, tranylcypromine sulfate or moclobemide, drugs used to treat upset stomach or stomach ulcers (cimetidine), antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin. Zomig Nasal Spray can lead to drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you are sure that you are not drowsy.
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