Zomig is a prescription medication designed to treat migraine headaches and lessen the severity of associated symptoms. You may have gotten used to frequent migraines and are resigned to a lifetime of painful headaches, but that doesn’t have to be the case any longer. Speak to your doctor about Zomig to see if it’s right for you. Zomig is generally used to treat migraine headaches that are not relieved by over-the-counter pain relievers. This medication is only considered safe for individuals who are at least 18 years of age.
- How Does Zomig Work?
Zomig works by constricting the blood vessels around the brain, resulting in the brain being unable to receive the pain signals associated with migraines. With this process taking place, those pesky side symptoms of migraines such as nausea and light and sound sensitivity are eliminated.
While Zomig is not used to prevent migraines or lessen the frequency with which you experience migraines, it does treat existing migraine headaches. Take Zomig at the first sign of a migraine so you can get ahead of the pain and help lessen the effects of your migraine headache. Zomig is taken orally and you may take it with or without food. Zomig should reduce your migraine symptoms, so if you don't notice a change, reach out to your prescribing doctor to discuss. Sometimes the relief you feel isn't quite enough. If this is the case, talk to your doctor about your dosage. Your total dosage should not exceed 10 milligrams in a 24-hour period, although this can vary. Speak with your doctor or a Nurx™ provider about your unique needs.
To store Zomig, keep it at room temperature and away from direct heat, light, and moisture. Zomig should not be frozen. Any expired medication should be properly discarded.
- Is Zomig Easy to Get?
Absolutely. Nobody wants to suffer from migraine headaches, so Zomig is a safe, effective, and popular option for those who know the pain of migraine headaches and want to make sure they don't have to experience them any longer. While Zomig does require a prescription, it's readily available at most pharmacies with doctor's approval, or our doctors at Nurx can work with you to learn more about your symptoms and write a prescription for this medication. It's likely your insurance will cover Zomig, but if it doesn't or if you don't have insurance, we at Nurx are committed to getting you the relief you need.
- Are There Any Precautions That Should Be Taken When Using Zomig?
As with any medication, you should consult with a physician before taking Zomig. It's best to inform your prescribing physician of any and all medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past, including herbal supplements, so they can determine if Zomig is right for you. Your doctor should also be made aware of any allergies or if you have had an allergic reaction to Zomig in the past.
Be sure to share your medical history with your doctor, including if you or your family members have a history of:
High blood pressure.
Blood circulation issues.
Individuals who smoke or are overweight will need to share this information with the doctor as well.
- Are There Any Side Effects?
The great news about Zomig is that there are minimal side effects, making it an effective drug for many. In fact, many Zomig users don't experience any side effects. The most common side effects include a spike in blood pressure, tightness or pain in your chest, neck, or jaw, and feelings of numbness or tingling.
While uncommon, other side effects can include:
Stomach pain or diarrhea.
Loss of appetite.
Nervousness and anxiety.
Redness of skin.
This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and you may experience a side effect that is not found here. If you develop any concerning symptoms, either seek medical help right away or reach out to a physician who can guide you on how serious the side effect is and what you should do.
- Does Zomig Interact With Other Drugs?
The most important drug interaction to be aware of is with MAO inhibitors. Taking MAO inhibitors with Zomig can have serious effects, so they should not be taken within two weeks of each other. If you are prescribed Zomig and an MAO inhibitor, check with your doctor on when to take certain medications. Your doctor may instruct you to only take one medication over the other or eliminate one from your prescriptions.
Since Zomig interacts with your serotonin levels, it's important to manage the other medications you take that increase serotonin such as some antidepressants and St. John's Wort. If you take other triptan medications, space them out from when you take Zomig. Your doctor will be able to guide you on how long to wait between dosages.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Zomig Through Nurx?
At Nurx, we want to make the prescription process easy for all. Take our healthcare assessment, provide your medical history, and submit insurance information. If appropriate, an approved doctor in your state can then prescribe Zomig to you and help you work out the details of getting it shipped directly to your home or filled at your neighborhood pharmacy.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
Yes! Our team is available to assist you with purchasing Zomig through our website with a proper prescription. Simply submit your information, including medical insurance, if you have any, and we can help you feel migraine-free soon. If you don't have insurance, that shouldn't keep you from being able to access the medication you need. We at Nurx can help you navigate through other options available to you.
- How Long Would It Take to Deliver This Drug If I Bought It Online?
We know that you want to live pain-free as soon as possible, and we want to help you realize this goal. Once your request is approved, we'll work to get it in your hands as quickly as we can.
- Is There a Generic Version of Zomig?
The generic version of Zomig is zolmitriptan.
- Who Makes Zomig?
Zomig is manufactured and marketed by AstraZeneca.
- Does Zomig Make You Sleepy?
Zomig can make you sleepy or drowsy. This is a normal side effect, although you should speak to your doctor if you feel your level of sleepiness is abnormal. If you experience this side effect, avoid driving heavy machinery or using tools that may be unsafe.
- Does Zomig Cause Rebound Headaches?
There is some risk of rebound headaches or more frequent headaches than before you started taking Zomig. This is frequently caused by taking too much Zomig over a certain period of time. If you have concerns over how many headaches you're getting, especially when using Zomig, contact a medical professional.
- Does Zomig Cause Hair Loss?
Although extremely rare, there is a slight chance that you may notice some hair loss while taking Zomig.
- Can you take Zomig and ibuprofen together?
While there are not any indications that taking these medications together causes side effects, consult your doctor before doing so.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.