Compare Fioricet With Codeine vs. Zomig

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Fioricet With Codeine
(butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine / codeine)

Zomig
(zolmitriptan)

Coming soon.Treats migraines. Triptans are the first-choice to treat migraines. Zomig (zolmitriptan) works just as well as other triptans for migraines.
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Side effects
Fioricet With CodeineZomig

We haven’t found good data for Fioricet With Codeine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Fioricet With Codeine »
  • Nervous system problems 7%
  • Stomach problems 8%
  • Pain and pressure sensation 7%
  • Unusual sensations 6%
  • Nausea 5%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation 5%
  • Neck, throat or jaw pain/pressure 4%
  • Sleepiness 3%
  • Warm or cold sensation 1%
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How it works
Fioricet With CodeineZomig
Coming soon.Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a triptan. It prevents the enlargement of blood vessels in your brain, which causes migraines.
Type of medication
Fioricet With CodeineZomig
Prescription only
Available as
Fioricet With CodeineZomig
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Nasal spray
Used for
Fioricet With CodeineZomig
  • Headache
Risk factors for serious side effects
Fioricet With CodeineZomig
    Coming soon.
    • Heart disease
    • history of chest pain/angina
    • uncontrolled high blood pressure
    • History of a stroke
    • Using Zomig (zolmitriptan) or other migraine treatment medications for 10 or more days a month
    Detailed Zomig (zolmitriptan) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Upsides and benefits
    Fioricet With CodeineZomig
    Coming soon
    • Zomig (zolmitriptan) is is a first choice treatment to treat severe migraines.
    • There are different forms of Zomig (zolmitriptan) available, including a dissolving pill and a nasal spray if you have trouble swallowing during a migraine attack.
    • The regular and dissolving pill forms of Zomig (zolmitriptan) are available as generics.
    Downsides and risks
    Fioricet With CodeineZomig
    Coming soon
    • If you're taking the nasal spray form of Zomig (zolmitriptan), you have to follow the instructions exactly or you won't get the full dose of medicine.
    • The nasal spray form of Zomig (zolmitriptan) is only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
    • If you have heart disease or history of stroke, Zomig (zolmitriptan) may not be the best choice for you. Talk to your doctor about your medical history.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Fioricet With CodeineZomig
    Coming soon
    • Doesn't prevent migraines.
    • Use as soon as you feel a migraine starting. You can take another dose 2 hours later, but don't take more than 10 mg total in 24 hours.
    • Don't use it excessively since it can cause you to have more headaches. Talk to your doctor if you are having more than 4 migraines in a month.
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