Compare Zomig vs. Axert

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Zomig
(zolmitriptan)

Axert
(Almotriptan)

Treats migraines. Triptans are the first-choice to treat migraines. Zomig (zolmitriptan) works just as well as other triptans for migraines.Coming soon.
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Side effects
ZomigAxert
  • Heaviness other than chest/neck 1%
  • Pressure, tightness or heaviness 2%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Sweating 1%
  • Chest pain, tightness or pressure 2%
  • Dry mouth 1%
  • Warm or cold sensation 1%
  • Sleepiness 3%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation 5%
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How it works
ZomigAxert
Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a triptan. It prevents the enlargement of blood vessels in your brain, which causes migraines.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ZomigAxert
Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableNo lower cost generic available
Available as
ZomigAxert
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Nasal spray
  • Pill
Used for
ZomigAxert
  • Migraine Acute
Risk factors for serious side effects
ZomigAxert
  • 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 »
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    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
    ZomigAxert
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    ZomigAxert
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ZomigAxert
    • 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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