Zomig relieves migraine headaches. It's effective whether or not the headache is preceded by an aura (visual disturbances such as halos and flickering lights). For most people Zomig provides relief within 2 hours, but it will not abort an attack or reduce the number of headaches you experience.
Migraines are thought to be caused by expansion and inflammation of blood vessels in the head. Zomig ends a migraine attack by constricting these blood vessels and reducing inflammation.
Zomig side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Warm Sensation;
- Throat Pain Or Tightness;
- Skin Tingling;
- Neck Pain Or Tightness;
- Jaw Pain Or Tightness;
- Feeling Of Heaviness In The Chest Or Elsewhere;
- Dry Mouth;
- Cold Sensation;
- Chest Pain Or Tightness;
The recommended starting dose is no more than 2.5 mg. Higher doses have little additional effect, but tend to cause more side effects. If the headache returns, the dose may be repeated after 2 hours. Do not exceed 10 mg in a day.
If you have liver disease, your doctor will prescribe a lower dose and closely monitor your blood pressure.
CHILDREN AND OLDER ADULTS
The safety and effectiveness of Zomig have not been established in children and adults over 65.