Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets

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Zomig Tablets

Quantities 2.5mg
6 £39.99
12 £69.99

Zomig 5mg Nasal Spray (6 Pack)

Quantities 5mg
6 Sprays £59.99
12 Sprays £110.99

Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets

Quantities 2.5mg
6 £34.99
12 £49.99

Sumatriptan Tablets (50mg & 100mg)

Quantities 50mg
3 £5.89
6 £9.99
12 £18.99
18 £26.99
Quantities 100mg
6 £11.99
12 £20.99
18 £28.99

Rizatriptan 10mg Tablets

Quantities 10mg
3 £14.99
6 £19.99
9 £26.99
12 £34.99

Imigran Nasal Spray

Quantities 10mg
2 Sprays £38.99
Quantities 20mg
2 Sprays £39.99

Almotriptan 12.5mg Tablets

Quantities 12.5mg
3 £13.49
6 £19.99
9 £26.99
12 £34.99

Migraitan 50mg Tablets

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Vydura 75mg Tablets

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16 £299.99
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Medication features

Zolmitriptan is a pain-killing medication used for the treatment of acute migraine headaches. The headache medicine works only on headaches that currently exist and not as migraine prevention.

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  • Effective migraine pain relief medication
  • Prescription-only 
  • Available in 2.5mg dosage
  • Orodispersible tablets
  • Next-day delivery available
  • Free online consultation

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What is Zolmitriptan and How Does It Work?

Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets are a pain-killing medication used for the treatment of acute migraine headaches among sufferers. Zlomitriptan only works on existing headaches, and it will not prevent pain from recurring migraine attacks or minimise their occurrence in any way.

It also helps other migraine symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Prompt treatment minimises the effects of migraines and allows you to return to your normal routine promptly.

The active ingredient in Zolmitriptan tablets is zolmitriptan.

Zolmitriptan belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans or serotonin agonists. Triptans affect a certain natural substance within the body — in this case, serotonin — that causes the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. The medication reduces inflammation and constricts blood vessels by releasing serotonin into the brain.

As typical throbbing pain associated with migraine is thought to be caused by a widening of these blood vessels in the brain, this is an effective means of relieving migraine pain.

Zolmitriptan Migraine Medication Alternatives

For those seeking alternatives to Zolmitriptan for migraine relief, a variety of other medications are available. Our qualified prescribers at Cloud Pharmacy will conduct an online evaluation to help you choose the most suitable product for your condition.

  • Sumatriptan Tablets: Widely used in migraine treatment, Sumatriptan works by blocking pain receptors linked to migraines and affecting the brain's blood vessels to counteract migraine symptoms
  • Rizatriptan Tablets: Designed for migraine relief, Rizatriptan effectively addresses symptoms such as nausea, pain, and visual disturbances. It offers a solution for the discomfort commonly experienced during migraine episodes
  • Zomig Tablets (2.5mg): Containing the active ingredient Zomig, this medication quickly relieves migraine attacks and associated symptoms
  • Almotriptan Tablets: Effective in alleviating headaches, sensitivity to light, and nausea. For optimal results, it should be taken at the first sign of a migraine

Before selecting any of these options, it's important to undergo a thorough assessment to ensure the chosen medication aligns with your specific health needs.

Zolmitriptan Over The Counter (OTC) Alternatives

Here's a list of alternatives for those considering over-the-counter (OTC) options instead/in combination with Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets. It's important to consult a healthcare professional before combining these with Sumatriptan.

  • Paracetamol: A general pain reliever effective for headaches. The recommended dosage for migraines is two tablets every four hours, not exceeding four doses within 24 hours
  • Ibuprofen: Useful for mild to moderate pain, including migraines. It can be taken with paracetamol for enhanced symptom management
  • Anadin Extra: A combination of aspirin, paracetamol, and caffeine. The advised dosage is two tablets up to four times a day, with a maximum of eight tablets in 24 hours
  • Solpadeine Plus: Comprises paracetamol, codeine, and caffeine and is an option for those with difficulty swallowing pills. Its use should be limited to three consecutive days due to the risk of addiction
  • Migraleve: Specifically formulated for migraines, containing paracetamol, codeine, and buclizine. Migraleve Pink should be taken at the onset of a migraine and followed by Migraleve Yellow four hours later if needed. The maximum limit is eight tablets in 24 hours and up to three consecutive days of use

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Zolmitriptan Dosage & Directions of Use

  • Zolmitriptan Forms & Dosages: Available as a 2.5mg and 5mg orodispersible tablet, and a nasal spray
  • Initial Use & Second Dose: Take orally at first sign of migraine; if symptoms return, a second dose is permissible after two hours. Consult a doctor if there's no improvement after the second dose
  • Administration Instructions: For orodispersible tablets, use dry hands to peel foil and allow it to dissolve in the mouth. Limit usage to 10 days per month to avoid worsening headaches
  • Recommended Adult Dosage: Initially 2.5 mg; consult a doctor to increase to 5 mg if needed. The maximum daily limit is 10 mg

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Zolmitriptan Ingredients

Active ingredient:

  • Each Zolmitriptan tablet contains 2.5 mg of  the active ingredient zolmitriptan.

Inactive Ingredients include: 

  • Lactose anhydrous
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Sodium starch glycolate type A
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Hypromellose
  • Titanium dioxide (E 171)
  • Macrogol 400
  • Macrogol 8000
  • Iron oxide yellow (E172)

Side Effects
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Zolmitriptan Side Effects

Like any medicine, Zolmitriptan may cause some unwanted side effects along with the desired impact.

Common Side Effects

Common Zolmitriptan side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased sensitivity to touch
  • Tingling, pins and needles, a warm sensation
  • Sleepiness
  • An irregular heart rhythm or missed beats
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling sick or vomiting
  • A dry mouth
  • Muscle weakness or muscle pain; general weakness
  • A feeling of heaviness, tightness or pressure in the throat, neck, limbs or chest

It is best to check with your doctor if any of these side effects occur.

Serious Zolmitriptan Side Effects

Although not all these side effects may occur, their symptoms may require medical attention.

Call your doctor immediately if any of the following occur after taking Zolmitriptan tablets:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Tightness or pressure in the chest or neck
  • A burning sensation accompanied by warmth, heat, numbness, tightness or tingling
  • Abdominal pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Change in facial skin colour
  • A persistent cough or hoarseness
  • Diarrhoea
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Fever or chills
  • Hives, itching or skin rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Lower back pain
  • Side pain
  • Difficulty urinating, including pain
  • Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids
  • Face and lip swelling
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Frequent strong or increased urge to urinate (occasionally followed by an increased volume of pale, dilute
  • Nervousness
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Severe numbness, especially on one side of the face or body
    A slow heartbeat

These potential side effects should always be considered before taking Zolmitriptan, especially if you have an underlying health condition, are recovering from an illness or are planning to drive a vehicle/operate machinery.

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Zolmitriptan Warnings

Stop using Zolmitriptan if you have allergies to any of the ingredients mentioned above or suffer from any of the conditions in the list below. Always consult with a medical professional before starting a new course of treatment:

  • Blood circulation problem
  • Extremely high blood pressure
  • History of heart attack
  • Blood circulation-related problems
  • Coronary heart ailment
  • Angina
  • Lack of blood supply to your heart
  • Wolff Parkinson White disease
  • Experienced stroke, even if it is a mild stroke
  • Blood vessel problem
  • Headache that is different from your migraine

Zolmitriptan in a dissolvable tablet may contain Aspartame. Anyone sensitive to the ingredient must avoid the medicine, especially patients with Phenylketonuria. Always talk to your doctor if you are suffering from any medical condition to avoid health issues.

Children below the age of twelve years old are ordered to refrain from using the drug. No medical study indicates the tablet's efficacy and safety among pediatric patients. Use of the medication by children is thus strongly prohibited.

Zolmitriptan is also not suitable for patients over 65 years of age. Again, no medical study has been conducted that points to the safety and efficiency of the drug among patients over 65 years old. Hence, the use of the medication among old patients is not recommended.

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Zolmitriptan Patient Information Leaflet

For more information on Zolmitriptan, take a look at the patient information leaflet below:

Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets FAQs
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How Long Does It Take for Zolmitriptan to Work?

Significant efficiency and relief are typically found in patients approximately one hour after taking a dosage of Zolmitriptan.

To relieve your migraine symptoms as soon as possible, it is best to take Zolmitriptan as soon as any headache or pain begins.

Zolmitriptan vs Sumatriptan

Sumatriptan 50mg and 100mg tablets are used for treating migraine and cluster headaches and can be taken orally, nasally, or by injection, usually providing pain relief within three hours. Research indicates that Zolmitriptan, particularly in a 2.5 mg dosage, tends to be more effective than a 50 mg dose of Sumatriptan in providing headache relief at two and four-hour intervals. Additionally, patients using Zolmitriptan are more likely to experience sustained pain relief over 24 hours compared to those on Sumatriptan.

Take a look at our guide on Zolmitriptan vs Sumatriptan to find out more.

Zolmitriptan vs Rizatriptan

Rizatriptan tablets are used for the treatment of migraine pain. It is taken orally with some common side effects, including chest pain, dizziness, dry mouth, and tingling.

In studies comparing the two, Rizatriptan tended to provide freedom from pain sooner than Zolmitriptan, acting within 60 min following dosing. 

More patients were pain-free after two hours on Rizatriptan than on Zolmitriptan, while headache relief at 2 hours was similar.

Is Zolmitriptan Safe During Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice first before taking this medicine.

Not enough is known about the risks of using Zolmitriptan in pregnancy, as there are currently no adequate and well-controlled studies on pregnant women.

Zolmitriptan should only be taken during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your GP for alternative reliefs for migraines.

What do customer say about Zolmitriptan?

Zolmitriptan reviews from real users are mainly positive, with patients praising the product for:

  • An effective migraine relief treatment
  • Fast-acting relief for frequent migraine sufferers 
  • Affordable pricing

However, some reviews are shared on minor side effects, such as drowsiness. Nevertheless, the general consensus shows that this affordable medication is fast-reacting and can relieve headache pain for migraine sufferers quickly.

Can I Buy Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets Over the Counter?

Zolmitriptan is a prescription-only medicine. You cannot buy Zolmitriptan over the counter in the UK. You can safely buy Zolmitriptan online at Cloud Pharmacy. You will first need to take part in a short online consultation with our medical team before your order is confirmed.

If your order is approved before 3:30 pm on weekdays, our UK-registered pharmacy can dispatch your item the same day via a discreet, next-day delivery service.

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