Migraine headaches can cause you to lose time from school or work and miss out on time spent with your family. Instead, all you can think about is relief as you dim the lights and try and shut out any noise. Some people experience so much pain with migraines that they become sick to their stomach.
Zomig Nasal Spray or generic Zolmitriptan is a type of drug called a triptan, which is the most common type of medication recommended for treating a migraine. Zomig Nasal Spray works as a serotonin agonist. As a spray administered nasally, it acts sooner than oral meds because it gets to your bloodstream quicker than oral tablets or pills that have to be broken down by your stomach and liver first. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Once Zomig Nasal Spray has been administered as directed, it quickly passes through your nasal membrane and into your bloodstream. As it reaches your brain, Zomig Nasal Spray acts on the serotonin receptors by mimicking the naturally produced chemical called serotonin. This action causes your blood vessels to narrow which is important for relieving the pain of a migraine headache. It will also reduce the levels of a protein in your body that usually increase during an attack and begin feeling the effects of Zomig Nasal Spray in as little as fifteen minutes. Another advantage of Zomig Nasal Spray is that you will not lose your medication if your migraine is accompanied by an upset stomach and vomiting.
The majority of those that experience migraines do so without an ‘aura’, while about fifteen percent have an aura before their migraine attack happens. An aura is a sort of warning symptom that may include seeing flashes of light, bright spots, or various shapes that could last from ten to thirty minutes.
It may be possible to decrease the number of attacks you have by determining what triggers your migraines. This can be certain foods or beverages, hormonal changes, weather conditions, depression, sleep habits, or emotional stress. By pinpointing and avoiding the things that set a migraine in motion, you can carry on with your daily activities knowing you have reduced your risk of this terrible pain. Keep Zomig Nasal Spray handy for the unexpected migraines and keep a daily journal to make it easier to identify the possible cause of them.
Ask your doctor about potential harmful effects if you use Zomig Nasal Spray while pregnant, if you become pregnant, or when breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Zomig Nasal Spray is the right medicine for you.
Until you know how Zomig Nasal Spray will affect you, avoid driving, operating machinery, and other activities considered risky if you are not alert. Do not administer Zomig Nasal Spray to children under the age of twelve. Check your blood pressure often as Zomig Nasal Spray narrows blood vessels that could cause an increase.