Migraine headaches can cause you to lose time from work and family or social events, not to mention the terrible head pain. There is no cure for migraines, whether with or without aura, only treatment. Zomig Rapidmelt dissolves quickly on your tongue and works as a serotonin or 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5HT) agonist to relieve the pain and sensitivity to light, sound, and touch, as well as the nausea, vomiting, and lightheadedness.
If you take Zomig Rapidmelt or generic Zolmitriptan at the first indication you have a migraine coming, or if you experience an aura, you will not have to hide in a darkened room waiting for the pain to be relieved. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
As Zomig Rapidmelt is dissolved by your saliva, it makes its way to your bloodstream and stimulates serotonin receptors in your brain. Serotonin is a brain chemical that acts on its receptors to narrow blood vessels. By mimicking this action, your blood vessels constrict to reduce the increased blood flow in your brain and pain will be relieved. Zomig Rapidmelt does not prevent a migraine from occurring.
Migraines are believed to be caused by changes in your brain that involves your blood vessels dilating which results in the pain you experience from the increased blood flow. A migraine without aura is the more common type of migraine. A migraine with aura usually starts with visual warnings such as zigzag waves of flashing colored lights that you notice just out of your line of sight, as well as blind spots, and blurry or cloudy vision. As these symptoms subside, you may start to feel the migraine pain. A minority of people also experience migraine aura without head pain. All that occurs is the light show or sometimes vertigo with nausea, but no headache.
Ask your doctor about any risks of taking Zomig Rapidmelt while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or if you are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx medications you use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements to determine if Zomig Rapidmelt is a recommended treatment for your migraines.
Your doctor will want to perform cardiac testing before prescribing Zomig Rapidmelt as a precaution to rule out any heart disease. Until you know how Zomig Rapidmelt will affect you, avoid driving or performing any task that may be unsafe if you are not alert. Do not change your dosage of Zomig Rapidmelt or share it with others, especially to anyone under eighteen years of age.