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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

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