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Medication Information Leaflet
Zolmitriptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist. It works by reducing inflammation and reversing the widening of blood vessels in the brain, thereby stopping a migraine headache. It is often used to treat a migraine attack after it begins. It will not prevent a migraine.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Feeling sleepy, dizziness, tiredness, muscle weakness
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome such as:
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Avoid taking different triptans or triptan combination products (e.g. eletriptan, sumatriptan etc.), or medications containing ergotamine (e.g. Caffox, Cafergot) or dihydroergotamine within 24 hours after taking zolmitriptan.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, October 20, 2021