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Zomig & Zolmitriptan

Zomig is a medicine used to relieve and treat migraine attacks. Zomig belongs to a group of medicines called triptans and contain the active ingredient zolmitriptan.

See Zomig Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

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Zomig (Zolmitriptan) Tablets
  • Migraine medications, ergotamine or methysergide
  • Any other 'triptan' migraine medication, e.g. naratriptan, rizatriptan, zolmitriptan, almotriptan or eletriptan (Note: we advise that different types of 'triptans' should not be taken within 24 hours of one another)
  •  MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) or if you have taken an MAOI in the last 2 weeks (e.g. moclobemide, phenelzine, isocarboxazid and tranylcypromine)
  • SSRIs usually used to treat depression (Selective Seratonine Reuptake Inhibitors) e.g. citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxteine, sertraline and priligy
  • SNRIs used to treat depression (Serotonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) e.g. duloxetine, dapoxetine, venlafaxine and mirtazapine, reboxetine, tryptophan, flupentixol, lithium, selegiline
  • St John's Wort (hypericum perforatum)
  • Cimetidine (for indigestion or stomach ulcers)
  • Propranolol (beta blocker)
  • Any current antibiotics (antibiotic course needs to be completed at least 72 hours before taking a triptan)
  • Antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole)
  • The combined oral contraceptive pill (not the progesterone only mini pill)
  • Unilateral motor weakness, double vision, clumsiness or uncoordinated movements?
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Reduced level of consciousness, seizure-like movements (fits)
  • A recent rash with a headache
  • Headache confined to the back of the head
  • Recent marked deterioration in migraine (duration, severity or frequency of attacks)

Triptans include:

  • Imigran (Sumatriptan)
  • Rizatriptan (Maxalt)
  • Zomig (Zolimitriptan)
  • heaviness, pressure or tightness in the body (especially chest or throat)
  • palpitations
  • You will read the Patient Information Leaflet supplied with your medication
  • You will contact us and inform your GP of your medication if you experience any side effects of treatment, if you start new medication, or if your medical conditions change during treatment
  • The treatment is solely for your own use
  • You are over the age of 18 and you have entered your own information for our identity verification checks
  • You have answered all the above questions accurately and truthfully
  • You understand our doctors take your answers in good faith and base their prescribing decisions accordingly, and that incorrect information can be hazardous to your health
  • You will inform your own GP of this purchase if appropriate
  • You are happy for your consultation to be reviewed by a European doctor company, and as such it is not subject to CQC Registration or inspection in England. (Please note all of our medicines are dispensed from a fully licensed and regulated UK Pharmacy).
  • You have read our privacy policy, cookie policy, patient agreement, data sharing agreement and Terms & Conditions
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Zomig is a medicine used to relieve and treat migraine attacks. Zomig belongs to a group of medicines called triptans and contain the active ingredient zolmitriptan.

See Zomig Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019


What is Zomig and what does it do?

Zomig is a medicine used to relieve and treat migraine attacks. Zomig belongs to a group of medicines called triptans and contain the active ingredient zolmitriptan.

Zomig works by reducing the swelling and widening of blood vessels in the brain. The tablets are swallowed whole with water and usually start to work within an hour.

When is Zomig prescribed?

Zomig may be prescribed to adults who have been diagnosed with migraine. It is suitable for relieving the headache phase of migraine and is taken when a migraine attack has started.

Please note, Zomig tablets only work when a migraine attack has already started. Do not take Zomig to try to prevent a potential future attack.

Is Zomig suitable for my condition?

Yes, if you have been diagnosed with migraine and are not taking any other medicines that may interact with Zomig. Certain medical conditions may also affect the suitability of this treatment.

It is vital that you let our doctors know about any medicines and medical conditions you may have when you request your prescription. Please include this information in the online medical questionnaire.

Zomig tablets are not suitable if any of the below applied to you:

  • If you are allergic to zolmitriptan or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you have or have had any heart problems, such as heart attack or angina.
  • If you have ever had a stroke.
  • If you are taking any other medicines to treat migraine.

Please note, the above is not a complete list. Always read the patient information leaflet before use.

What is the recommended dosage of Zomig?

You should follow the doctor’s instructions on how to take this medicine. The doses outlined below is for your reference only.

Never exceed 2 doses (10mg) in any 24 hour period.

Zomig doses for adults

The recommended dose of Zomig is 2.5mg taken as soon as your migraine starts to develop. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.

If the tablet does not provide relief, or if the migraine is coming back, a second tablet can be taken after no sooner than 2 hours later.

Does Zomig cause any side effects?

Yes, just like all medicines, Zomig tablets may cause you side effects. However, the susceptibility to side effects varies and not everyone will get them. Always read the patient information leaflet before use and familiarise yourself with the section about side effects.

Common side effects associated with taking Zomig include, but are not limited to:

  • Feeling sleepy or dizzy.
  • Uneven heartbeat (palpitations).
  • Stomach pain.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Muscle weakness or muscle pain.
  • Heaviness or tightness in the chest, throat or other body parts.

The above is not a complete list of side effects. Please read the patient information leaflet for a detailed breakdown of side effects. Contact your GP or nearest clinic immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction.

Can I reduce the risk of getting side effects?

Yes, you can reduce the risk of side effects by letting our doctors know about any other medicines you may take. Please include details of any other medicines you take when filling in the online medical questionnaire.

How do I buy Zomig online?

To legally and safely order Zomig tablets online you need a valid prescription from a GMC registered doctor. Our online doctor service enables you to request a private prescription through an online medical questionnaire. Once you have chosen your medicine and submitted the questionnaire, it will be assessed by one of our doctors.

As long as the treatment is deemed suitable, the doctor will accept your request and issue a prescription. Your medicine will then be dispensed by our UK pharmacy and sent by tracked delivery in a discrete parcel to your address. Your treatment is usually dispatched within 24 hours after ordering.

Dosage instructions
Take ONE tablet at onset of migraine. Repeat dose after at least 2 hours if required. Repeat dose NOT to be taken if first dose did not work. Max 10mg daily.