HOW HELPFUL IS ZOLMIST NASAL SPRAY IN MIGRAINE TREATMENT?

how helpful is zolmist nasal spray in migraine treatment?

Zolmist Nasal Spray is manufactured by Cipla Ltd and is commonly used to treat Migraine. It makes the blood vessels narrower, relieving migraine attacks and preventing them from getting worse. Zolmist Nasal Spray consists of Zolmitriptan. Zolmist is also used to treat Headaches, Nausea, and Vomiting. People who have Migraine often complain of severe headaches, This provides some much-needed relief to these headaches. You can find this Nasal Spray in your local chemist shops and even online, if you are experiencing headaches then you should not use it if your doctor has not advised you to. You should consult your doctor and do as they say.

 

MIGRAINE

Migraine is quite common nowadays, and many people suffer from it. It is a condition in which you experience frequent headaches and nausea. Migraine attacks are sudden and last for more than two hours. Some have complained that it lasts for days as well. Migraine may severely interfere with your day-to-day activities. However, you should note that a Migraine Headache is different from the normal headache we experience. So you should consult a doctor and not decide on your own that you have a Migraine.

 

IS ZOLMIST NASAL SPRAY EFFECTIVE?

Yes, zolmist nasal spray is quite effective, and trials have also shown good results. As per Cipla, more than 72% of patients choose Zolmist over their previous medications. 75% of the people who took Zolmist are “highly satisfied” with this Nasal Spray. Going to the study, it reduces headaches in patients in approximately ten minutes. The effects last for around four hours. People returned to routine activities within fifteen minutes of taking the nasal spray. More than 80% of the patients who participated in the study said they would prefer this Nasal Spray in the future. Going by the survey results, we can say that it is indeed quite effective.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU USE ZOLMIST NASAL SPRAY?

Zolmist Nasal Spray gives you quick relief from Migraine attacks. It starts to work within fifteen to thirty minutes and provides long-lasting relief. When you are experiencing Migraine Headache, Zolmist Nasal spray will improve the blood flow in the brain, giving you a sense of relief. This quick relief will help you carry on with your daily chores. Your day will be productive, and you can perform all your planned tasks. This spray contains Zolmitriptan which works on the serotonin receptors in the brain and causes the blood vessels to narrow. Doctors even advise it for Nausea and Vomiting caused due to Migraine.

This medicine works for all age groups but doses might vary as per age, underlying diseases, allergies, etc.

 

DOSAGES

Zolmist Nasal Spray usually comes in 5mg. Generally, a single dose of 5mg is enough to cure the headache caused by a migraine. You can take the spray after two hours if the headache continues. However, you should not apply more than 10 mg of spray in a span of twenty-four hours.

For Adults, a single dose of 5mg is sufficient. However, if your doctor has advised a higher dosage, then you should follow the doctor’s advice. If even after taking the medication, the symptoms persist, then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Please do not take a higher dose of this medication as it may result in side effects. Also, it is to be taken through the nostrils. If you drop it on other parts, clean it as soon as possible, especially make sure to keep it away from the eyes or ears.

 

HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICATION?

When to take the medication will be advised by your doctor. You should follow just as your doctor says. The drug is to be taken through the nostrils. Clean your nostrils before taking the medication. Open the top of the nasal spray. Insert the spray tip into one of the nostrils and close the other with your index finger. Spray it on one nostril at a time and try to spray it on the sides away from the cartilage, which separates both nostrils.

Apply the spray on the other nostril as well. While doing this, keep your head up and spray it properly. In case of confusion, you can read the “directions to use” on the nasal spray. If you experience any problem while taking the medication, consult your doctor.

 

SIDE EFFECTS OF ZOLMIST NASAL SPRAY

Patients may experience some side effects of Zolmist Nasal Spray. The side effects may not be something to worry about. If you experience severe side effects, try contacting the doctor as soon as possible and stop consuming the medication.

  • Nausea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Weakness
  • Change of Taste
  • Rapid Heartbeats
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue

RARE SIDE EFFECTS

  • Burning eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness, pain, swelling of eyes
  • Swelling of mouth
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Trembling
  • Shaking
  • Numbness

If the side effects persist for a long time, you should consult the doctor. You need not worry about mild symptoms as they will not last for long. Severe side effects are rare and only experienced by those with underlying diseases such as blood pressure, sugar, liver failure, etc.

 

HARMFUL WITH OTHER DRUGS

Zolmist, when consumed with these drugs, may cause some side effects. The drugs are as follows :

  • Vasograin Tablet
  • Sunapro Tablet
  • Suminat 100mg Tablet
  • Snapit Tablet
  • Naratriptan Tablet
  • Fent Injection
  • Ergacap 2 Capsule
  • NT Grain Tablet
  • Headset Tablet
  • Fentayl Transdermal Patch
  • Naratrex 2.5mg Tablet
  • Durogesic 50 Patch
  • Ascoril Syrup
  • Codistar DX Cough Syrup
  • Codistar 4 mg

Make sure you do not take Zolmist with these drugs. If you are already taking these medications, then tell your doctor before he prescribes you this.

 

WARNINGS

  • If you are pregnant, you should consult your doctor before taking the medication. You may experience some side effects if you are pregnant.
  • If you are a lactating mother, then it is safe to take this medication as the chances of experiencing a side effect are minimal.
  • If you are a kidney patient, you do not need to worry as it is completely safe to take this nasal spray.
  • In case you are a liver patient, there are fewer chances of you experiencing a side effect, but in case you do, consult your doctor as soon as possible and stop taking the medications.

 

WHERE TO STORE THE ZOLMIST NASAL SPRAY?

You need to be cautious as to where to store the Zolmist Nasal Spray. On the sides of the bottle, you can find instructions that tell you how to keep and where not to store the medication. Also, check the manufacturing date and date of expiry. It is advisable to store the medicine at normal room temperature away from heat, light, or moisture. Make sure to keep it away from children. Keep checking for the expiry dates, and dispose of the medicine once the medicine has expired.

 

 PRECAUTIONS

Before taking medicine, here are some precautions that you should keep in mind  :

  • If you are allergic to certain substances or any other medicine, inform the same to your doctor beforehand. There are chances that the medication may contain some substances which you will be allergic.
  • It is advised not to allow children below twelve years of age to take this medication. If your doctor has prescribed this medicine, then there is no need to worry.
  • In the case of elderly patients with chronic diseases such as liver, kidney, etc., it is better to consult a doctor and seek consultation before taking this medication. The reason is that they are likely to develop major side effects.
  • Do not consume tobacco or alcohol before or after taking the medication. Doctors strongly advise not to drink alcohol or tobacco before/after taking the dosage. There are chances that you may develop side effects if you consume them along with it.

 

TIPS FOR MIGRAINE

Apart from medication, some lifestyle changes are also important to treat Migraine. Nowadays, our life has become quite hectic, and many’s sleep schedule is disturbed. Let us discuss some of the lifestyle changes you can make :

  • Maintain a proper sleep schedule
  • Do not stress
  • Avoid certain foods, especially oily foods.
  • Quit smoking
  • Do not use too much phone, especially while waking up or going to bed.

 

FAQS

Q1. Is Zolmist Nasal Spray a good medicine for Migraine?

Yes, Zolmmist Nasal Spray is good medicine for Migraine. It is quite effective and shows effect within fifteen minutes of consuming it. Its effect can last for four hours. It is taken through the nostrils. It does not have any major side effects and is considered safe. Zolmist Nasal Spray usually comes in a dose of 5mg. A single dose of 5 mg is sufficient to treat migraine headaches. However, if the headache persists, you can take another dose of 5mg but not more.

 

Q2. What are some drugs along which we should not take Zolmist Nasal Spray?

There are certain drugs along with which you should not take Zolmist Nasal Spray. The drugs are as follows Ajmaline, Aprindine, Linezoid, Sumatriptan, Cisapride, Almotriptan, Ergotamine, Frovatriptan, Codeine, Desipramine, Duloxetine, Doxepin, etc. If you are already taking any of these medications, inform your doctor beforehand.

 

Q3. What if I miss a dosage of Zolmist Nasal Spray?

It would be best if you took the dosage as advised by your doctor. If you missed a dosage, then take it soon.