Zomig, or Zolmitriptan, is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Many people find that their headaches go away completely, while others find that their headaches are much less painful, and that they are able to go back to normal activities. Zomig often relieves other symptoms that occur with a migraine, such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as it is unknown exactly how Zomig may affect your baby. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed.
Stop taking Zomig and check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: chest pain; changes in skin color on face; convulsions; fast or irregular breathing; puffiness or swelling of eyelids, area around the eyes, face, or lips; shortness of breath, troubled breathing, or wheezing.
ZOMIG (zolmitriptan) Tablets contain zolmitriptan, which is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 1B/1D (5-HT1B/1D) receptor agonist. Zolmitriptan is chemically designated as (S)-4-[[3-[2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl] -1H-indol-5-yl]methyl]-2-oxazolidinone. The empirical formula is C16H21N3O2, representing a molecular weight of 287.36. Zolmitriptan is a white to almost white powder that is readily soluble in water. ZOMIG is supplied as 2.5 mg (yellow) and 5 mg (pink) tablets for oral administration. The film-coated tablets contain anhydrous lactose NF, microcrystalline cellulose NF, sodium starch glycolate NF, magnesium stearate NF, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose USP, titanium dioxide USP, polyethylene glycol 400 NF, yellow iron oxide NF (2.5 mg tablet), red iron oxide NF (5 mg tablet), and polyethylene glycol 8000 NF.
Zomig has the following structural formula: