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Zolmitriptan

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Serotonin Receptor Antagonist, 5-HT3 Adult

Zolmitriptan - Dosage and How to Use

How should Zolmitriptan be used?

  • ​Follow your doctor’s instructions as to how many tablets to take when the attack starts. It should work within 1 hour.
  • If your migraine improves but comes back, wait at least 2 hours before taking the next dose. Do not take more than (4 tablets) 10mg per day.
  • However, if you are taking a medication called cimetidine (for indigestion or stomach ulcers), the maximum dose per day is (2 tablets) 5mg.
  • Do not use zolmitriptan too frequently (limit of 10 days use per month), as it may cause medication overuse headache (migraine/headache may worsen).
  • Zomig Rapimelt is designed to dissolve on the tongue rather than be swallowed. Peel open the foil packaging and gently remove a tablet. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place it on your tongue and allow it to dissolve before you swallow.
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • If the tablets did not give you enough help with your migraine, consult your doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Zolmitriptan - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, February 28, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    ​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

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