Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan)
What is Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan) used for?
Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan) is a type of drug known as a triptan, which is used to treat nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity occurring as a result of migraines. It works by helping swollen blood vessels in the brain to return to their normal size. This drug will not prevent future migraines from occurring.
How should I use Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan)?
Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan) should be sprayed directly into the nostril. You should use it at the first sign of a migraine. Patients are usually instructed to administer 1 spray into 1 nostril. If you notice no improvement, you should not use any more of this medication. Instead, you should consult your physician. However, if your symptoms are partially relieved or come back, your physician may approve the use of a second dose after 2 hours. Do not exceed 2 doses in any 24 hour period. Some patients, especially those with heart complaints, may be required to take the first dose at a physician's office.
What are the side effects of Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan)?
If you use Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan) to treat migraines, you may experience some side effects, such as:
Patients should be aware that it is necessary to consult their physician if any of the above mentioned side effects persist or worsen, or if other more serious side effects occur, such as pain in the chest, jaw or arm, changes in vision, seizures, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zolmist Nasal Spray (Zolmitriptan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.