Zolmist Nasal Spray belongs to a family of drugs known as 'antimigraine'. That works to treat headaches, and vomiting during acute migraine attacks. However, Migraine is a neurological condition that consists of intense debilitating headaches. It involves pulsating, pounding, or throbbing usually on one side. But there is a possibility that it can happen on both sides. Also, it may shift from one side to the other. Certain foods and drinks can trigger migraine, including hormonal changes, stress, bright lights, and loud noises also.
The nasal spray contains Zolmitriptan which works by inhibiting serotonin (5-HT) receptors in the brain. This leads to the narrowing of blood vessels that relieves migraine headaches. And also reduces the risk of further aggravations. Your doctor may instruct you to take this Spray based on your medical condition. You need to follow the doctor's advice to use the Spray for as long as recommended to you. Carry the spray at all times, so that you are prepared for an attack. Even when you are recovering, doses should not be missed. You should complete the course of treatment. Do not miss a dose unless your doctor advises you otherwise.
In case of pregnancy or breastfeeding, a Zolmist Nasal Spray inhaler is not recommended unless prescribed. There may be an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. As the safety and effectiveness of this Nasal Spray have not been established, children or people under 18 years of age should not be given it. To avoid drowsiness and dizziness, you should not consume alcohol with this.
There may be some side effects you experience after using it. A few of them are faintness, nausea, chest discomfort, dry mouth, taste changes, irregular heartbeats, heartburn, and peripheral neuropathy. It is not necessary to seek medical attention for most of these symptoms as they gradually disappear. But, before driving or operating heavy machinery, get an understanding of the effects of this medicine. Do not engage in any activities or tasks that require alertness or good vision. However, if you experience these side effects frequently you should consult a doctor.
Do not take Zolmist nasal spray for certain health issues. It has the potential to be allergic to the components of Zolmist Nasal spray if you had the following conditions;-
- Recent heart surgery
- blood circulation issues
- Heart problems
- Narrowing of the arteries in the stomach, legs, arms,
- Liver impairment,
- Kidney impairment
- High blood pressure
When you experience stomach pain or find blood in your stool, stop using it and consult your doctor. Because in these patients there is an increased risk of developing serotonin syndrome. Which includes hyperactivity, dilated pupils, shivering, sweating, etc.
Uses of Zolmist Nasal Spray
Benefits of Zolmist nasal spray;-
By improving blood flow to your brain and preventing abnormal muscle activity that triggers acute migraines and their symptoms. Thus it helps you prevent migraines effectively. The spray reduces the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. Which allows you to perform your daily activities more easily and boosts your quality of life.
Directions for use
Take this as directed by your health expert. Also, make sure you read the directions before using them. Take the tip of the bottle and put it into one nostril and then close it. Your spray should be directed away from the cartilage that separates the two sides of your nose. You should maintain an upright position while spraying. Breathe gently as you spray. The other nostrils should be treated in the same manner.
How does Zolmist nasal spray work
This contains Zolmitriptan which works by inhibiting serotonin (5-HT) receptors in the brain. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that migraine headaches result from dilatation of blood vessels in the head. As soon as the Spray gets absorbed into the nasal cavity, it goes directly into the bloodstream. When it is absorbed, it constricts the blood vessels in your head. Also restricts pain signals from reaching your brain, and blocks chemicals that impair your ability to deal with migraines like nausea and sensitivity to light. Thus it relieves the migraine attack.
For acute migraine, give one dose of this spray. It is possible to repeat the dose after two hours. In case the headache occurs again. Placebo-controlled trials have suggested evidence that a second dose is not effective. Any dose that exceeds 10 mg per 24 hours should be strictly avoided. Zolmitriptan is effective in treating acute migraines in adults.
Side effects of Zolmist nasal spray
- Chest discomfort
- Dry mouth
- Irregular heartbeats
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Rapid heartbeat
Keep it in a cool place at room temperature and also away from sunlight.
Healthy Eating And Lifestyle Advice
Meditate and practice yoga. The effect of this is to relieve stress and relax the body. Improve the amount and quality of your sleep by following a regular sleep schedule. For pain relief, massage your scalp. Take a deep breath and lie down in a dark room. Using a cold cloth, cover your neck or head. Do not consume alcohol, tobacco, caffeinated drinks, chocolates, cheese, and processed food. Be sure to stay hydrated. By eating healthily and exercising regularly, you can improve your overall health and boost your self-esteem. Identify your migraine triggers and avoid them if possible. Learn relaxation techniques that help with increased stress. Also don't expose yourself to extreme temperatures, loud noise, noisy places, and bright lights.