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Triptans are the first-choice to treat migraines. Zomig (zolmitriptan) works just as well as other triptans for migraines.
- 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.
- 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.
Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a triptan. It prevents the enlargement of blood vessels in your brain, which causes migraines.
What to expect when you take Zomig (zolmitriptan) for MigraineSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Zomig (zolmitriptan)
- Changes in taste
- Tingling or prickling sensation
- Oversensitivity of the skin
- Pain in the throat
- Discomfort in the nose
Risks and Warnings for Zomig (zolmitriptan)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- Higher risk if:
- › Heart disease
- › history of chest pain/angina
- › uncontrolled high blood pressure
People who have heart disease or chest pain shouldn't take Zomig (zolmitriptan) since heart attacks have occurred in people who have had heart disease and migraines. Heart attacks can feel like pain in the chest, jaw, neck, or throat. Talk to your doctor first to see if you can take Zomig (zolmitriptan).