Zomig Nasal Spray

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Zomig Nasal Spray



Zomig Nasal Spray is a prescription anti-migraine headache medicine that can be taken by adults and children aged 12 to 17 years of age with or without aura. Zomig Nasal Spray it only to use for migraine headaches and not for other headache types.

Zomig Nasal Spray and Zolmitriptan 

Zomig Nasal Spray is described as a prescription medication for migraine headaches. It contains the active ingredient called zolmitriptan, which is classified to a group of medicines known as triptans. Zolmitriptan affects serotonin (a natural substance) that causes the constriction of blood vessels in the brain. 

Zolmitriptan helps relieve headache pain caused by migraine, and other migraine symptoms like sensitivity to light or sound, vomiting, and nausea, by affecting certain brain nerves. 

Zomig Nasal Spray is not recommended for other types of  headaches. 

Zomig Nasal Spray and Migraine Headache

A migraine headache, otherwise known as migraine, is a strong pulsing sensation or throbbing pain that you feel on one side of the head. 

Some people can feel an “aura” –  a warming symptom that occurs before or during the headache, like a flash of light or blind spot, a visual disturbance, tingling on one side of the face, in arm or leg, and speech difficulty. 

A migraine attack can last for a minimum of four hours to a maximum of up to days if untreated. 

Zomig Nasal Spray is known to relieve pain caused by migraine headaches. It helps in reducing the swelling of some blood vessels, and in preventing the secretion of harmful substances in the brain that trigger migraine headache pains.  

Benefits of Zomig Nasal Spray

The active ingredient zolmitriptan gets to work only when a migraine attack has already started. It will not prevent or lessen the occurrence of migraine headaches. 

Because Zomig Nasal Spray contains zolmitriptan, this medication is effective in providing relief from migraine headache pain, and in treating other migraine symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and light or sound sensitivity. 

Zomig Nasal Spray is a migraine medication that is considered a selective serotonin receptor antagonist. This means that the triptans stimulate serotonin – a brain neurotransmitter. This will then cause the narrowing of the blood vessels surrounding the brain and reducing inflammation which will eventually block the release of substances that causes the headache pain and other migraine symptoms. 

How to Use Zomig Nasal Spray

This migraine medication comes in a spray unit that is ready to use. Do not remove the grey protective cap if you are not feeling any migraine symptoms. 

To use the spray:

  • Gently blow your nose before using this medication.
  • Remove the grey cap and press one nostril firmly with your finger.
  • Place the nozzle of the nasal spray in one of your nostrils and inhale gently as you press the plunger.  Protect your eyes from getting sprayed. 
  • Slightly tilt your head back as you remove the spray tip from your nose. 
  • Exhale through your mouth for 5 to 10 seconds. 

It is normal for your nose to feel wet. You may also observe a slight taste after spraying.  

Zomig Nasal Spray Dosage

The recommended starting dose is 2.5mg and the maximum recommended single dose is 5mg. 

One spray unit contains 5mg of zolmitriptan and is good for only one dose. Discard the empty spray unit properly after use. 

As soon as your migraine headache starts, you can immediately use Zomig Nasal Spray. If your headache is ongoing, you can still use your Zomig Nasal Spray. 

You can use another spray unit for a second dose if the symptoms do not improve after 2 hours from the first dose. 

Keep in mind that you must not use over 10mg dose (2 spray doses) in a span of 24 hours.  

Before taking a second dose, make sure that you consult first with your physician as he will determine if you have a migraine headache. 

Zomig Nasal Spray: Side Effects 

Like other medications, Zomig Nasal Spray has side effects ranging from mild to severe. Some side effects are temporary while others are permanent. 

Some of the commonly observed side effects are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Discomfort in the nasal area
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach pain

If you feel any of the side effects below, you must consult with your doctor at once.  

  • Heart palpitations
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Frequent urination
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat

If you observe and experience any of the following, immediately stop using the nasal spray and consult with your doctor immediately.  

  • Heart attack
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Feeling sick
  • Rashes
  • Palpitations
  •  Stroke
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Swollen lips, tongue, throat, etc.
  • Blood in stool
  • Diarrhoea
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Hives

A proper diagnosis of migraine is required before using Zomig Nasal Spray. Your doctor will make certain that you have migraine headache symptoms if one dose did not help relieve the pain. If your doctor’s assessment points to migraine headaches, you will be allowed to have a second spray dose. 

For this particular condition, it will not help if you self-diagnose and self-medicate. You must consult with your doctor before using the spray. 

Zomig Nasal Spray: Precautions

Zomig Nasal Spray is not prescribed by your doctor as a medication that will prevent the onset of migraine headaches. You cannot also use this medicine for headaches that are not caused by migraine, like cluster headache and regular headache.  Similarly, you cannot use Zomig Nasal Spray if you have mild to severe renal and liver problems. 

Pregnant women can only take this medication upon recommendation by the doctor. You must check with your doctor before using the spray if you suspect you are pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor might prescribe a safer alternative to relieve your migraine headache. 

You must tell your doctor if you have other medical conditions, or if you are taking other medications to determine if it is safe for you to use Zomig Nasal Spray. Some medicines may be contraindicated. 

This anti-migraine headache spray is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. It is unknown if this medication is effective and safe to be used by children and young adolescents. 

Similarly, this migraine headache medication is not recommended for the elders who are 65 years old and above.  

Can You Buy Zomig Nasal Spray Online?

You must buy Zomig Nasal Spray from a trusted and reliable online pharmacy in the UK to make sure you get genuine medicines. Suttlelab.co.uk, an online pharmacy in the UK offers an online doctor’s service that you can avail of. 

A proper consultation is required before your order is processed to determine if Zomig Nasal Spray is suitable for your medical condition. 

Please note: this page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved for General Health medication, you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.
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