What are Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets?
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets are used in the treatment of migraine headaches. They help to relieve symptoms of migraine attack including headache, nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to sound and light.
These tablets contain zolmitriptan, a triptan which works to relieve symptoms.
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets are only suitable for use in adults aged 18 and over. They should not be used in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Always consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant. The safety of these tablets for use during pregnancy has not been established, therefore you should only take this medicine if your doctor considers it essential.
Breastfeeding mothers should exercise caution if taking Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets as the medicine may pass into breast milk. To minimise exposure, avoid breastfeeding for 24 hours after taking a dose.
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to zolmitriptan or any of its other ingredients.
How do Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets work?
Although the cause of migraine attacks is unclear, an increase in certain chemicals in the brain is thought to be the source. This increase causes blood vessels in the brain to widen, leading to a painful, throbbing headache, nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets contain 2.5mg of zolmitriptan, a 5HT1 receptor agonist, also known as a triptan.
This ingredient works on serotonin (a substance produced naturally by our brains) to narrow blood vessels, providing relief from headache and other symptoms of migraine.
It is best to take Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets as soon as your migraine starts. However, they can be taken at any time during an attack.
These tablets will not prevent a headache from starting, rather they are taken to relieve symptoms once an attack has begun.
You should always take Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets exactly as directed by your doctor.
How to use Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets
- The usual dose is 1 tablet once a day, taken with a drink of water
- Always take the dose your doctor has told you
- Your doctor may increase your dose to 2 tablets if they feel it necessary
- If the tablet provides initial relief but your headache comes back, you may take another dose, as long as at least 2 hours have passed since the first dose
- If the first tablet does not relieve your headache, do not take a second dose as it is unlikely to be effective
What dosages are available for Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets?
There is only one dosage available for Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets. Each film-coated tablet contains 2.5mg of zolmitriptan.
You may also see these tablets under the brand name 'Zomig'.
These tablets are only available on prescription from your doctor.
What are the side effects of Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets?
Not everyone who takes this medicine will experience side effects as medicine affects people differently. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include: nausea and vomiting; stomach pain; dizziness; a feeling of sleepiness; dry mouth; palpitations; flushing; muscle weakness or pain; and, a tightness or heaviness in the chest or throat.
If any of these side effects concern you or are persistent, you should contact your doctor.
What are the precautions/interactions of Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets?
You should not take Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets at the same time as any other migraine treatments, such as ergotamine or other triptans.
If you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, you should not take this medicine. This includes medicines such as phenelzine, selegiline and isocarboxazid amongst others.
Tell your doctor if you are taking antidepressants such as duloxetine (Cymbalta), citalopram (Celexa), fluvoxamine (Luvox) or sertraline (Zoloft) as these may interact with zolmitriptan and increase your risk of side effects.
Those with a history of stroke or heart attack, heart problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, circulation problems or liver problems should not take this medicine.
Individuals with epilepsy should consult their doctor before using this medicine.
Always tell your doctor about any other medicines you are taking, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal remedies.
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