Zolmist Nasal Spray
Zolmist Nasal Spray, 7 MDI (metered-dose inhaler) belongs to a family of drugs known as 'antimigraine' that treats headaches, nausea, and vomiting during acute migraine attacks. Migraine is a neurological condition that consists of intense debilitating headaches. It involves pulsating, pounding, or throbbing usually on one side. There is a possibility that it can happen both ways or shift from one side to the other. Certain foods, drinks, and stimuli can trigger migraine headaches, including hormonal changes, stress, bright lights, and loud noises.
The nasal spray contains a medication called Zolmitriptan that works by inhibiting serotonin (5-HT) receptors in the brain. This leads to the narrowing of blood vessels that relieves migraine headaches and reduces the risk of further aggravations. Your doctor may have instructed you to take Zolmist Nasal Spray 7 metered-dose inhaler, based on your medical condition. You need to follow the doctor's guidance regarding using Zolmist Nasal 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 entire course of treatment. Do not miss a dose unless your doctor advises you otherwise.
In case of pregnancy or breastfeeding, Zolmist Nasal Spray 7 metered-dose inhaler is not recommended unless prescribed. There may be an increased risk of fatal heart attacks, strokes, bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract . As the safety and effectiveness of Zolmist Nasal Spray 7 MDI have not been established, children or people under 18 years of age should not be given it. In addition to avoiding drowsiness and dizziness, you should not consume alcohol with Zolmist Nasal Spray 7 MDI.
There may be some side effects you experience by using the nasal spray, such as faintness, drowsiness, nausea, chest discomfort, dry mouth, taste changes, irregular heartbeats, heartburn, and peripheral neuropathy. It is not usually 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 medical professional.
Zolmist nasal spray is not recommended 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
- a stroke
- 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 Zolmist Nasal Spray 7 MDI immediately and consult your doctor. In these patients, there is an increased risk of developing serotonin syndrome, which includes hyperactivity, dilated pupils, shivering, sweating, and others.
Uses of Zolmist Nasal Spray
Medical benefits of Zolmist nasal spray
By improving blood flow to your brain and preventing abnormal muscle activity that triggers acute migraines and their symptoms, Zolmist Nasal Spray may help you prevent migraines effectively. The medicine 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
This medicine should be taken according to the dosing and duration prescribed by your doctor. Make sure you read the directions before using the product. Take the tip of the bottle and put it into one nostril, then close the other. 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
Zolmist nasal spray contains Zolmitriptan that works by inhibiting serotonin (5-HT) receptors in the brain. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that migraine headaches result from dilatation (swelling) of blood vessels in the head. As soon as Zolmist Nasal Spray gets absorbed into the nasal cavity, it goes directly into the bloodstream. When it is absorbed, it constricts (narrows) the blood vessels in your head, it restricts pain signals from reaching your brain, and blocks chemicals that impair your ability to deal with migraines like nausea and sensitivity to light. This relieves the migraine attack.
For acute migraine, give one dose of ZOLMIST nasal spray 5 mg. It is possible to repeat the dose after two hours if the headache occurs again. Placebo-controlled trials have suggested with evidence that a second dose is not effective. Any dose that exceeds 10 mg per 24 hours should be strictly avoided. Zolmitriptan has shown to be effective in treating acute migraines in adults when administered into a single nostril in controlled clinical trials.
Side effects of Zolmist nasal spray
- Chest discomfort
- Dry mouth
- Irregular heartbeats
- Peripheral Neuropathy (Tingling and numbness in hands and feet)
- Rapid heartbeat
Keep it in a cool place at room temperature, away from sunlight.
Healthy Eating & 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. Don't expose yourself to extreme temperatures, loud noise, noisy places, and bright lights.