Zomig is the brand name for the anti-migraine drug Zolmitriptan.
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What is Zomig?
Zomig is the brand name for Zolmitriptan. It is a medicine designed to treat acute migraine headaches. Zomig is a drug used in treating migraine among adults. It will only treat a migraine headache that has actively started. Zomig will not guarantee the prevention of migraine attacks or reducing the occurrence thereof.
How does Zomig work?
Zomig belongs to the category of medicines known as ‘Triptans’ or 5-hydroxytryptamine agonists. It is utilized in the treatment of migraines with or without aura or symptoms that occur before the migraine headache attack.
Zomig works by relieving migraine headache attack sufferers by narrowing down the blood vessels found in the brain that causes the pain.
What are the benefits of Zomig?
Zomig must be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Check the directions found on the product information leaflet found on the packaging of the medicine. Your physician may change your dosage and use of the tablet for best results. Use Zomig only at the onset of migraine headache. You can take the Zomig tablet as a whole with a glass full of water with or without a meal.
How do I buy Zomig online?
You can safely buy Zomig online at Cloud Pharmacy. You will first need to have an online consultation with a medical doctor before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Zomig is the right medication for your medical condition.
What is A Migraine?
Migraines generally start as a dull ache and then develop into a throbbing and pulsating constant pain that you will likely feel at the temples as well as the front or back of both sides of your head. The pain usually comes with bouts of nausea, vomiting and hypersensitivity to light and sound. Prior to a migraine attack, some people will experience something called an aura (about 25% of people who suffer from migraines).
What Causes Migraines?
The cause of mingraines is stilll somewhat ambiguous however it is believed to be caused by a chemical reaction in the brain which leads to constriction of certain vessels, triggering the headache. There is thought to be both environmental and genetic factors which influence who gets migraine as well as susceptibility to migraine attacks.
How Do I Treat Migraines?
Migraines can be treated using a variety of techniques, however unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines. The most common way to deal with migraines is to use a particular class of medcations known as triptans. Triptans are used to treat the acute migraine symptoms. However there are some prophylactic/preventative treatments that can be take for the treatment of migraine such as propranolo and topiramate.
What is A Migraine Aura?
Around 20-25% of people who suffer from Migraine will likely have an aura prior to the migraine itself. An aura can be described as varying intensities of certain neurological symptoms that act as a 'warning sign' to tell you that you are about to have a migraine. An aura can manifest as you seeing wavy or jagged lines, dots or flashing lights- this often described as a chemical or electrical wave that moves accross the visual cortex. Auras can also lead to you having tunnel vision or blind spots in one or both eyes. There are other symptoms associated with a migraine aura such as auditory/visual hallucinations, changes in small (phantom smells), numbness, pins and needles or speech disturbances.
Can The Weather Affect Migraines?
For some people, weather changes can cause an imbalance in neurotransmitters and chmicals in the brain such a sereotning (5-HT), which can lead to more frequent migraines. Bright sunshine as well as hot and humid conditions may lead to your migraines being triggered. Some studies have shown that low barometric pressure can act as a trigger for migraines for some people.
What is A Migraine Trigger?
Migraine triggers vary person to person; something that affects one person may not affect the other. Surveys, diary studies and clinical trials have inidicated that stress, menstrual cycle changes, weather changes, sleep disturbances, alcohol, and other foods are among the most common factors mentioned when it comes to triggering a migraine. To help prevent migraines it is important to keep a diary of when you have a migraine attack. This allows for you to pin-point what may be causing your migraine and therefore drastically reducing your chance of getting a migraine.
Am I More Likely to Get A Stroke if I Suffer From Migraine?
Migraines are generally considered a relatively benign neurological condition. However, research has shown an association between migraines and stroke, and especially between migraine with aura and ischaemic stroke. Patients can also suffer from migrainous infarction (blood clot), a subset of ischaemic stroke that often occurs in the posterior circulation of younger women. The exact origina of migrainous associated infarction is not known, but it is theorised that the duration and local neuronal energy level from cortical spreading depression may be a prime factor.
Is There A Link Between Hormonal Changes and Migraine?
Horomones are proteins that are responsible for the regulation and overall biochemical function of our body to allow for complete balance and homeostasis as your environment changes. If you have a hormonal imbalance in your body during menopause, pregnancy or mestruation it can lead to a migraine attack.
What Medications Can Be Used to Treat The Acute Symptoms of Migraine?
Acute medications are used to treat the pain of the headache after the migraine has started. Examples of acute migraine medications are some NSAIDS (ibuprofen/diclofenac/naproxen), ergots (ergotamine) and triptans (sumatriptan/rizrtriptan/zolmitriptan)
How Can I learn More About Migraines?
There are a variety of resources available to learn about migraines online. We have summarised the most reliable sources on our cloud pharmacy blog: Migraines: More Than Just A Headache
Immediately seek medical assistance if you experience any signs of allergic reactions to Zomig. Stop using Zomig altogether if you have:
- Feeling exhausted
- Blood in stool
- Chest pains
- Fast heartbeat
- Signs of an allergic reaction such as swollen face, lips, tongue, hives, and have difficulty breathing
- Tightness of neck, jaw, or chest
- Heart attack symptoms
- Stomach pains
- Dry mouth
This is not an exclusive list of Zomig side effects and others can occur. Contact your physician the moment you experience any of the abovementioned side effects.
Stop taking Zomig:
- High cholesterol
- Were told you have Wolff Parkinson White syndrome or abnormal heartbeat.
- If you have allergies to Zolmitriptan or any of its components
- If you have recently had a heart attack
- If you have heart problems
- If you have high blood pressure
- If you have high blood pressure
- If you have had a stroke even if it’s a mild stroke
- If you are taking other medicines for migraine
- At risk of getting Ischaemic heart ailment which is characterized by poor blood flow in the heart’s arteries.
- Have diabetes
- Are aged 65 years and up
Stop taking Zomig right away if any of the above conditions apply to you. If you are unsure, check with your doctor before taking the medication.
Should you go to a hospital, tell the medical professionals that you are taking Zomig.
As with other migraine medications, utilizing too much of this medication can cause more headaches or can make your headaches worse. Tell your doctor if you think that this is applicable for you. Patients may need to refrain from taking Zomig to address the problem.
The 2.5 mg tablet has lactose, a certain type of sugar. If you have been advised by your doctor to steer clear of all sugars, ask your doctor first before you take Zomig for your migraine.
Zomig is not to be used by children and those under 18 years old.
Zomig medication can be taken with or without a meal. It does not in any way affect the efficacy of the drug in treating migraine headaches.
Zomig may not be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women, those who might be pregnant, and even those who have a possibility of becoming pregnant.
Should you be breastfeeding or pregnant, or planning to be one, ask your physician for any advice regarding the medication prior to taking it.
A migraine attack can slow you down. This is also true when operating machinery or if you are driving. Zomig may not impact your alertness when driving or using machinery. But, it can make you feel sleepy or drowsy. Never take it if you are driving or will perform any activity that requires your focus and alertness.
If your migraine attack is not treated by Zomig, or when it becomes worse, contact your physician right away and inform him or your condition. Do not attempt to self-prescribe this medication.