Zolmitriptan Nasal Spray
Zomig nasal spray is the popular branded form of the drug zolmitriptan. It provides a fast-acting treatment for migraines and can provide relief in just 30 minutes. The availability of a nasal spray means that Zomig is suitable for individuals who have trouble taking tablets. Relying too much on oral head pain medication for extended periods of time can result in ‘rebound headaches’ — head pain caused by the medication. The use of a nasal spray can help lower your risk of suffering these.
Migraine symptoms may be caused by swollen blood vessels in the head. Zolmitriptan is thought to reduce the widening of these blood vessels. This helps to take away the headache and other symptoms of a migraine attack, such as feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) and being sensitive to light and sound.
Zolmitriptan belongs to a group of medicines called triptans(also known as 5-HT1 receptor agonists). Triptans can relieve symptoms when more traditional treatments such as painkillers have been ineffective. Traditional painkillers like Paracetamol and Ibuprofen can be beneficial by providing some temporary relief and mask the pain, but often are just not enough.
Zolmitriptan provides fast-acting relief from symptoms of even severe migraine. IT can also help nausea, stiffness in the neck and shoulders and sensitivity to light and sound. For those who have trouble taking tablets, it is also available as a nasal spray and in orodispersible form.
Using Zomig Nasal Spray
Zomig Nasal Spray comes in a ready-to-use spray unit. Each unit contains 5 mg of zolmitriptan. Each unit is for single use and gives only one dose. Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. You can use Zomig Nasal Spray as soon as a migraine headache starts. You can also use it once an attack is underway.
The recommended dose is one spray (5 mg) in one nostril. It does not matter which nostril you use.
You can use another spray if the migraine is still present after two hours or if it returns within 24 hours. If the nasal spray did not give you enough help with your migraine, tell your doctor. Your doctor may change your treatment.
Do not use more than the dose prescribed for you.
Do not use more than two spray doses in one day.
The maximum daily dose is 10 mg.
For Instructions on how to use the spray follow the manufacturer’s Instructions.