It is used to treat used to treat migraines with or without aura. An aura is a strange feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack. It is not used to prevent migraines. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE: WHAT DO I NEED TO TELL MY DOCTOR BEFORE I TAKE THIS DRUG?
TELL YOUR DOCTOR: - If you are a cigarette smoker - If you have any of these conditions: circulation problems in fingers and toes, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, history of irregular heartbeat, history of stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach or intestine problems - If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to zolmitriptan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives - If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant - If you are breastfeeding
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE: HOW IS THIS DRUG BEST TAKEN?
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Leave the tablet in the sealed blister pack until you are ready to take it. With dry hands, open the blister and gently remove the tablet. If the tablet breaks or crumbles, throw it away and take a new tablet out of the blister pack. Place the tablet in the mouth and allow it to dissolve, and then swallow. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. You do not need water to take this medicine. Do not take it more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
HOW DO I STORE AND/OR THROW OUT THIS DRUG?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
WHAT DO I DO IF I MISS A DOSE?
This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: WHAT ARE SOME SIDE EFFECTS THAT I NEED TO CALL MY DOCTOR ABOUT RIGHT AWAY? WARNING/CAUTION:
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue; chest pain or chest tightness; signs and symptoms of a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm like chest pain; dizziness; fast, irregular heartbeat; palpitations; feeling faint or lightheaded; falls; breathing problems; signs and symptoms of a stroke like changes in vision, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, severe headaches, sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome like irritable, confusion, diarrhea, fast or irregular heartbeat, muscle twitching, stiff muscles, trouble walking, sweating, high fever, seizures, chills, vomiting.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS DRUG?
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
WHAT MAY INTERACT WITH THIS MEDICATION?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medicines:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand up or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your healthcare professional if the problem does not go away or is severe.
If you take migraine medicines for 10 or more days a month, your migraines may get worse. Keep a diary of headache days and medicine use. Contact your healthcare professional if your migraine attacks occur more frequently.
If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor. Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs. Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor. Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with the doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.