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Medications

Zolmitriptan Nasal Spray

Zomig

Uses

For headache.

Instructions

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes.

This medicine should be used after a migraine headache starts. It should not be used to prevent a migraine headache.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Blow and wipe your nose with a clean tissue before using this product.

If your headache improves but does not completely disappear after taking this medicine, you may need a second dose.

If you need to take a second dose, wait at least 2 hours after taking your first dose.

If your headache does not improve after taking the first dose, do not take a second dose.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients with weak hearts may have worsening of symptoms. If you notice difficulty breathing, weight gain, or swelling of your legs or ankles, let your doctor know right away.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems, heart attack, and stroke. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness or sedation
  • dry mouth
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • high blood pressure
  • irritation inside the nose
  • nausea
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • loss of balance
  • chest pain
  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • fainting
  • high fever
  • hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
  • cold hands or feet
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • mood changes
  • tight or rigid muscles
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • restlessness
  • shortness of breath
  • stomach pain
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • sweating
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist. © 2021 First Databank, Inc.


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