Zolmitriptan 5mg tablets (Pack of 6)

Clinically effective treatment for migraines

  • Fast and effective migraine treatment
  • Take at the beginning of migraine (headache phase)
  • Can be taken with other painkillers
Start Consultation Now

Free shipping on all orders over £50

Category: Tag:


What is Zolmitriptan?

Zolmitriptan is a medication designed specifically to treat migraine attacks with or without an aura (temporary visual sensory disturbances). Zolmitriptan treats acute migraine attacks, which means zolmitriptan should be taken at the start of a migraine, or when you feel like a migraine is coming on. Zolmitriptan does not prevent migraines from occurring in the future, and therefore should not be taken if you are not suffering from a migraine attack.

How does zolmitriptan work?

Zolmitriptan is a medicine belonging to a group of drugs called serotonin (5-HT1) agonists (or ‘triptans’). Zolmitriptan is designed to specifically treat migraines. Migraines are thought to involve chemical changes in the brain that cause a widening or swelling of blood vessels in the brain, which produces the throbbing pain. Zolmitriptan constricts these blood vessels and reduces the release of certain brain chemicals which helps relieve the symptoms of migraine.

Usage and Instructions

Is zolmitriptan suitable for me?

Zolmitriptan is generally well tolerated with few side effects. Start your online consultation to find out!

How long does it take for zolmitriptan to work?

Zolmitriptan works within 45 minutes to an hour once taken.

How do I take zolmitriptan?

The recommended dose is 2.5mg however some people may require a higher dose of 5mg.

Take one dose as early as possible after the onset of a migraine headache. You can take this with or without food. If another headache occurs, you can take another dose at least 2 hours after the last one.

You must not take more than 10mg (either four tablets of 2.5mg or two tablets of 5mg) in a 24 hour period.

Can I take pain killers with zolmitriptan?

You can take painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen. It is not advisable to take any opioid painkillers like codeine, dihydrocodeine or co-codamol as these can make you feel even more nauseous (feeling sick) during a migraine attack.

Can I take zolmitriptan if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

Zolmitriptan can be taken during pregnancy if other methods of treating your migraine symptoms have not worked. However, it is best to consult your GP beforehand. Small amounts of zolmitriptan is secreted in breast milk, so you should not breast feed while taking zolmitriptan.

Potential Side Effects

Please read the enclosed Patient Information Leaflet carefully before use.Zolmitriptan is generally well tolerated. Any side effects are usually mild.

Sometimes zolmitriptan can cause dizziness, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, drowsiness, dry mouth and facial flushing.

Some people may also be allergic to the medication and come up with a skin rash, itching, swelling around the lips and face, difficulty breathing or swallowing. If this happens, stop the medication immediately and seek medical attention.