Zomig 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 5mg (Orodispersible)
6 £27.99
12 £39.99
Quantities 2.5mg
6 £34.99
12 £49.99
Quantities 2.5mg (Orodispersible)
6 £35.99
12 £50.99
Quantities 5mg
6 £55.99
12 £93.89

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

Quantities 50mg

Vydura 75mg Tablets

Quantities 75mg
2 £49.99
4 £99.99
8 £149.99
16 £299.99
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Please note: This page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.

Medication features

Zomig tablets are an effective migraine pain relief medication that contains the active ingredient Zolmitriptan. Taken at the onset of a migraine, Zomig helps to minimise the effects of a migraine.

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  • Effective migraine pain relief treatment
  • 2.5mg tablets available
  • Branded version of Zolmitriptan
  • Free online consultation is available 
  • Next day delivery

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What is Zomig, and what is it used for?

Zomig tablets are a migraine medication that provides effective relief from migraine attacks.

It is the branded version of the generic drug Zolmitriptan. Zolmitriptan is part of the triptan group, which includes drugs that are selective serotonin receptor agonists.

Zomig is used to alleviate the symptoms of migraines and provide fast-acting pain relief. Effective in relieving migraines with aura or migraines without aura. 

Zomig is available in tablet form or as a nasal spray.

Zomig migraine medication alternatives

Whereas Zomig tablets are a great migraine relief medication, there are other options available. During your online consultation with one of our pharmacists, they’ll ensure that you are prescribed a migraine medication that meets your needs.

Alternative medications include:

  • Sumatriptan Tablets: One of the most popular migraine pain relief medications on the market. Sumatriptan is the generic version of Imigran
  • Zolmitriptan Tablets: These tablets are effective in treating acute migraine headaches, although they do not prevent future episodes
  • Rizatriptan Tablets: Useful for alleviating migraines and their accompanying symptoms, such as nausea, pain, and visual disturbances. For more information, take a look at our guide that compares Rizatriptan and Sumatriptan
  • Almotriptan Tablets: These tablets aid in reducing migraine-related headaches, light sensitivity, and nausea by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain

Zomig Over The Counter Alternatives

When considering over-the-counter (OTC) alternatives to Zomig for migraine relief, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you're already taking Zomig tablets. Two common OTC options include:

  • Paracetamol: Often used for a variety of ailments, including headaches. For migraines, the typical recommendation is to take two tablets every four hours. However, it's crucial not to exceed four doses within a 24-hour period to avoid potential overuse or toxicity
  • Ibuprofen: This is effective for managing mild to moderate pain, including migraines. Ibuprofen can be taken in conjunction with paracetamol for enhanced symptom management. This combination can be particularly helpful in providing more comprehensive relief from migraine symptoms

Informational sources

If you’d like to find out more about Zomig tablets or migraines in general, we’ve compiled a list of additional resources below for you to take a look at:

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Zomig dosage & directions of use

Available Forms and Strengths:

  • Zomig is available in two strengths: 2.5mg and 5mg
  • It is offered in film-coated tablets

Initial Adult Dosage:

  • The typical starting dose for adults is either 1.25mg or 2.5mg.
  • Taking the dose with a glass of water is recommended for easy swallowing, especially with the film-coated tablets.

Maximum Single Dose:

  • The highest single dose that should be taken at one time is 5mg.

24-Hour Limit:

  • Within a 24-hour period, you should not exceed a total of 10mg of Zomig
  • Exceeding this limit can result in medication overuse headaches

Ensure you follow the prescribed dosage and consult a healthcare provider for personalised advice. This is particularly important if you have other health conditions or are on other medications.

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Zomig tablets ingredients

Ingredients that make up Zomig tablets include:

  • Active Substance: Zolmitriptan
  • Amount per Tablet: 2.5 mg of Zolmitriptan

Other Ingredients:

  • Hypromellose
  • Lactose Anhydrous
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Macrogol 400
  • Macrogol 8000
  • Sodium Starch Glycollate
  • Titanium Dioxide (E171)
  • Yellow Iron Oxide (E172)

Side Effects
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Zomig 2.5mg tablets side effects

Many people don’t experience side effects when taking Zomig. However, as with all medicines, there is a risk of experiencing side effects. These are usually mild.

Common side effects

  • A tingling feeling
  • A burning feeling
  • Heaviness in the neck or chest
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

You should inform your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the above side effects — they can advise on how to reduce adverse effects or provide further guidance.

Serious side effects

It is rare to experience serious side effects from Zomig tablets. These may include:

  • An irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Confusion
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Numbness
  • Diarrhoea
  • A sudden urge to urinate
  • Skin colour changes

If you experience any serious Zomig side effects or any other adverse effects that we have not mentioned above, or if you are concerned, stop using Zomig and speak to your GP immediately.

Seek immediate medical help if you experience signs of an allergic reaction to Zomig. These include:

  • A rash or hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, tongue, lips and throat

A full list of side effects can be found in the Zomig Patient Information Leaflet that comes with the medication.


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Zomig warnings

Medication Overuse:

  • Using too much Zomig can lead to more frequent or worsened headaches
    Consult your doctor if you experience this issue
    Ceasing Zomig may be necessary to address overuse headaches

Lactose in Tablets:

  • The 2.5 mg Zomig tablet contains lactose
  • Consult your doctor before use if you've been advised to avoid sugars

Age Restrictions:

  • Zomig is not recommended for children and individuals under 18 years old

Food and Efficacy:

  • Zomig can be taken with or without food
  • Meal intake does not affect the drug's effectiveness in treating migraines

Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:

  • Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or those who may become pregnant
    Seek advice from your physician before use if pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant

Effect on Alertness and Activities:

  • Be cautious when driving or operating machinery, as Zomig can cause drowsiness
  • Do not use it if it impairs your ability to perform such tasks

Ineffectiveness or Worsening Symptoms:

  • If Zomig doesn't treat your migraine or if symptoms worsen, contact your doctor immediately
  • Avoid self-prescribing and seek professional medical advice

Patient Information Leaflet
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Zomig Tablets Patient Information Leaflet
For more information on Zomig medication, take a look at the patient information leaflet below:

Zomig patient information leaflet

Zomig Tablets FAQs
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Can I Buy Zomig Tablets Over the Counter?

In the UK, you cannot buy Zomig tablets over the counter.

Zomig is a prescription-only treatment, so a doctor will need to assess the suitability of this medication for you before issuing a prescription. Once you have received your prescription, you can buy Zomig tablets online or from your local pharmacy.

Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Zomig?

Alcohol doesn’t affect how Zomig works. However, you shouldn’t drink when you have a migraine. That’s because alcohol can make the symptoms of your migraine worse and may intensify any possible side effects such as nausea and drowsiness.

Is it safe to take Zomig tablets whilst pregnant?

The effects of Zomig during pregnancy are not fully established. Studies suggest its risk is similar to the general population, but conclusive evidence is lacking. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before using Zomig. For breastfeeding mothers, Zomig is considered generally safe due to low levels of breast milk, but a doctor's consultation is still recommended.

Zomig vs Sumatriptan, what's the difference?

Zomig and Sumatriptan, sold as Imigran in the UK, are triptan-class migraine medicines. They treat migraines by stimulating brain serotonin receptors and narrowing blood vessels. Available as tablets or nasal sprays, their effectiveness is similar, though individual response may vary. Consult a doctor to determine the best option for your needs.

Zomig vs Maxalt, key differences

Zomig and Maxalt, the UK brand for Rizatriptan, are both in the triptan class of migraine medications. They operate similarly by narrowing blood vessels to reduce migraine pain. They're similarly priced in the UK and share common side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Zomig typically takes up to an hour to work, while Maxalt can be effective in as little as 30 minutes. Dosage differs: Zomig is available in 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, or 5 mg doses, whereas Maxalt comes in 5mg or 10 mg doses.

What are the side effects of Zomig?

Common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, a mild headache, and nausea. Less common but more serious side effects may also occur.

Who should not take Zomig?

Individuals with a history of heart problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or those who have had a stroke or certain types of migraines should avoid Zomig. It's also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women without a doctor's consultation.

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