Zolmitriptan(Generic Zomig) Orodispersible

  • Zolmitriptan orodisperisble is a medication that provides fast-acting relief from symptoms associated with migraines. It is the generic version of the popular branded migraine treatment Zomig and is part of a group of drugs known as triptans (or 5-HT1 receptor agonists).These are shown to help relieve pain symptoms when traditional treatments such as painkillers are failing to provide relief.
  • Zolmitriptan is thought to reduce the widening of blood vessels in the head which causes migraine symptoms, helping to take away the headache, feelings of nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. It can also help any stiffness in the neck and shoulders.
  • Zolmitriptan dissolves on the tongue to provide a fast-effecting treatment without the need for water, this is particularly helpful for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets or who have nausea. It is also available as a nasal spray for those who have trouble with tablet form.

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Description

Zolmitriptan orodisperisble is a medication that provides fast-acting relief from symptoms associated with migraines. It is the generic version of the popular branded migraine treatment Zomig and is part of a group of drugs known as triptans (or 5-HT1 receptor agonists).These are shown to help relieve pain symptoms when traditional treatments such as painkillers are failing to provide relief.

Zolmitriptan is thought to reduce the widening of blood vessels in the head which causes migraine symptoms, helping to take away the headache, feelings of nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. It can also help any stiffness in the neck and shoulders.

Zolmitriptan dissolves on the tongue to provide a fast-effecting treatment without the need for water, this is particularly helpful for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets or who have nausea. It is also available as a nasal spray for those who have trouble with tablet form.

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Using Zolmitriptan Orodispirsible

Zolmitriptan Orodispirsible is recommended for use for adults over the age of 18 and is intended to work only when a migraine has begun, and not for the prevention of an attack.

The recommended dose of Zolmitriptan is:

  • one tablet (2.5 mg)- to be swallowed with a drink of water
  • If your symptoms start to return you can take a second tablet if at least 2 hours have passed since the first tablet
  • Do not take more than two doses in total in 24 hours unless prescribed by your doctor
  • The maximum daily dose is 10mg

If you find the tablets are not giving you enough relief from your migraine, please consult your doctor.

Choosing strength

You should start initially with a lower strength of 2.5mg. If required, this dose may be doubled.

If you find that this dosage is not providing enough control for your migraine symptoms, you may require the higher 5mg dose of Zolmitriptan.

 

Migraine

A migraine is a primary headache disorder distinguished by recurrent headaches that can be moderate to severe, lasting from a few hours to a few days. It can feel like a throbbing pain on one side of the head and associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. It is a common health condition which often begins in early childhood affecting around one in every five women and around one in every fifteen men.

There are several different types of migraine, these include:

  • migraine with aura – this is where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
  • migraine without aura – this is the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs
  • migraine aura without headache (also known as silent migraine) – this is where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop.

Some people have experience migraines frequently- up to several times a week whilst others will only have a migraine occasionally. It is possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.

When to seek medical advice

If you are experiencing frequent or severe migraines, you should consult your GP even if you are managing to control these with medication as you may benefit from a preventative treatment.

Whilst painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen can help ease migraines, taking these continuously may make it harder to treat headaches over time.

Causes of migraines

There is no exact cause of migraines though it is thought they arise from a result of a temporary change in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain. Around half of people who suffer with migraines also have a close relative with the condition which suggests that genes may be a factor.

Migraine Triggers

Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers- emotional, physical, dietary and environmental factors all can play a part.

Emotional triggers include:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • tension
  • shock
  • depression
  • excitement

Physical triggers include:

  • tiredness
  • poor quality sleep
  • shift work
  • poor posture
  • neck or shoulder tension
  • jet lag
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
  • strenuous exercise (if you’re not used to it)
  • starting their period

Dietary triggers include:

  • missed, delayed or irregular meals
  • dehydration
  • alcohol
  • the food additive tyramine
  • caffeine products, such as tea and coffee
  • specific foods such as chocolate, citrus fruit and cheese

Environmental triggers include:

  • bright lights
  • flickering screens, such as a television or computer screen
  • smoking (or smoky rooms)
  • loud noises
  • changes in climate, such as changes in humidity or very cold temperatures
  • strong smells
  • a stuffy atmosphere

Treating migraines

Whilst there is no cure for migraines there are several treatments available that can help reduce their symptoms

These include:

  • painkillers – these include over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • triptans – medications that can help reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines
  • anti-emetics – medications often used to reduce nausea and vomiting
  • During an attack, many people find that sleeping or lying in a darkened room can also help.

Preventing migraines

If you have identified certain triggers are causing your migraines such as stress or a specific type of food, avoiding these triggers may help reduce your chances of developing a migraine.

It would also be beneficial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, enough sleep and consistent meals, together with staying hydrated and limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol.

If your migraines are severe and/or you have tried avoiding possible triggers and are still experiencing symptoms, your GP may prescribe medication to help prevent future attacks.

Outlook

Migraines can have a debilitating effect of the lives of those who suffer and hinder daily activities with some people finding they must stay in bed for days at a time. However, there are treatments available to help reduce symptoms and prevent further attacks so that quality of life can be improved. Whilst migraine attacks can often get worse over time they can also gradually improve across many years for a lot of people.

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Migraine

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.

Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.

There are several types of migraine, including:

migraine with aura – where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights migraine without aura – the most common type, where the migraine occurs without the specific warning signs migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally. It’s possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.

When to seek medical advice You should see your GP if you have frequent or severe migraine symptoms.

Simple painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be effective for migraine. However, be careful not to take too many painkillers as this could make it harder to treat headaches over time.

You should also make an appointment to see your GP if you have frequent migraines (on more than five days a month), even if they can be controlled with medication, as you may benefit from preventative treatment.

Causes of migraines The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they’re thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain.

Around half of all people who experience migraines also have a close relative with the condition, suggesting that genes may play a role.

Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers, which can include:

Emotional triggers: stress anxiety tension shock depression excitement

Physical triggers: tiredness poor quality sleep shift work poor posture neck or shoulder tension jet lag low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) strenuous exercise, if you’re not used to it starting their period

Dietary triggers: missed, delayed or irregular meals dehydration alcohol the food additive tyramine caffeine products, such as tea and coffee specific foods such as chocolate, citrus fruit and cheese

Environmental triggers: bright lights flickering screens, such as a television or computer screen smoking (or smoky rooms) loud noises changes in climate, such as changes in humidity or very cold temperatures strong smells a stuffy atmosphere

Treating migraines There’s no cure for migraines, but a number of treatments are available to help reduce the symptoms.

These include:

painkillers – including over-the-counter medicationssuch as paracetamol and ibuprofen triptans – medications that can help reverse the changes in the brain that may cause migraines anti-emetics – medications often used to reduce nausea and vomiting During an attack, many people find that sleeping or lying in a darkened room can also help.

Preventing migraines If you suspect a specific trigger is causing your migraines, such as stress or a certain type of food, avoiding this trigger may help reduce your risk of experiencing migraines.

It may also help to maintain a generally healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, sleep and meals, as well as ensuring you stay well hydrated and limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol.

If your migraines are severe or you’ve tried avoiding possible triggers and are still experiencing symptoms, your GP may prescribe medication to help prevent further attacks.

Outlook Migraines can severely affect your quality of life and stop you carrying out your normal daily activities. Some people find they need to stay in bed for days at a time.

However, a number of effective treatments are available to reduce the symptoms and prevent further attacks.

Migraine attacks can sometimes get worse over time, but they tend to gradually improve over many years for most people.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of the symptoms below could be part of the migraine attack itself. If you notice any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Zolmitriptan tablets and contact a doctor straight away: Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

Allergic reactions including itchy rash (urticaria) and swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue and throat. Very rares (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

Angina (pain in the chest, often brought on by exercise), heart attack or spasm of the blood vessels of the heart. The signs include chest pain and shortness of breath.

Spasm of the blood vessels of the gut, which can cause damage to your gut. The signs include stomach pain or bloody diarrhoea. Other possible side effects include: Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

Abnormal sensations such as tingling in your fingers and toes or skin that is sensitive to touch.

Feeling sleepy, dizzy or warm

Headache

Uneven heart beat

Feeling sick, vomiting

Stomach pain

Dry mouth

Difficulty swallowing

Muscle weakness or muscle pain

Feeling weak

Heaviness, tightness, pain or pressure in throat, neck, arms and legs, or chest

A full list of side effects can be found on the on the manufacturers Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.

Further Information

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.