• Zolmitriptan


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You can buy zolmitriptan tablets online with our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy service. Complete an online assessment and our doctors will review your request. If appropriate, a script will be issued and dispensed at our UK pharmacy. The medicine is then delivered to your address using the royal mail service.

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What is Zolmitriptan?

Zolmitriptan tablets have an active ingredient from the group of medicines called triptans. These medicines are used to treat migraines. They are most effective when used quickly, at the first sign of a migraine. In some cases, Zolmitiptan can alleviate the symptoms before they become severe. This may also reduce the need to rely on traditional pain medicines for migraines.

How Zolmitriptan work?

Migraine headaches exact causes are currently not fully known. It’s thought that they are largely related to widening blood vessels in the head. Zolmitriptan is used to treat migraines by causing constriction of the widened blood vessels, returning them back to normal.

Is Zolmitriptan effective?

A study found that triptans relieved headache pain within 2 hours for up to 76% of patients. They will generally work on other symptoms of a migraine attack such as nausea and vomiting and sensitivity to light and sounds.

It is most effective when taken as soon as migraine symptoms are recognised. It will not be effective for preventing migraines if taken before symptoms are present.


Take one tablet at the first sign of a migraine. You can also take your first dose during the migraine if unable to take it at the first sign. You may repeat the dose after two hours if the migraine is still present or if a migraine returns within 24 hours.

You may take it with or without food as it will not affect absorption.

It is important you do not exceed the dose prescribed to you by your doctor. The maximum dose is 10mg per 24 hours. If exceeded call poison control or a health professional for advice.

If you find the treatment is not effective in relieving your migraines at the prescribed dose you may need to speak to your doctor about alternative treatments.

Zolmitriptan Summary


Take as directed by your health professional

Type of treatment



Constricts the widened blood vessels in the head which are thought to cause migraines

Active Ingredients

2.5mg Zolmitriptan


From £12.99

Side Effects

Can include dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, a tingling sensation

Zolmitriptan Prices

6 tablets


12 tablets


18 tablets


What Alternatives are there for Zolmitriptan?

There are many alternative medicines for migraine relief, some may require you to speak with a doctor or pharmacist before treatment. 


What causes a migraine?

The causes of migraines are not well understood. It is thought to involve a change in brain activity. This change can temporarily affect blood vessels, chemical messengers, and nerve signals in the brain.  

There are many factors that can trigger an attack such as stress, hormonal changes, alcohol, and missing meals.

How long can a migraine last?

If someone has a migraine with aura, the aura stage generally lasts between 5 minutes and 1 hour. The headache stage of a migraine can last between 4 and 72 hours.

What happens during a migraine?

The main symptom is an intense headache that causes moderate or severe pain. Generally, it occurs on one side of the head and can cause a pulsating or throbbing sensation. This can prevent you from carrying out normal daily activities.

Other common symptoms that appear alongside these headaches are sensitivity to light, sweating, nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Some people get temporary ‘aura’ symptoms before the main symptoms appear. These symptoms include pins and needles, difficulty speaking and visual disturbances. 

What is the best thing to do for a migraine?

A migraine attack can affect people differently and there is no perfect approach to treating one. Many people find lying in a dark room or sleeping can help. The main treatments used during an attack are painkillers (e.g ibuprofen, paracetamol), anti-sickness medicines (e.g Migraleve Pink), or triptans (e.g sumatriptan, rizatriptan).

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Generally, a migraine headache is a moderate or severe headache and may be more severe than another type of headache. Migraine headaches are usually on one side of the head and cause a throbbing sensation. Other migraine symptoms are possible such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and aura.

More information is available from the NHS on different types of headache, such as tension-type headaches.

What are the stages of migraine?

Some people may not go through every stage of migraine. The stages are:

  • Pre-headache (prodromal) - causes changes in mood, energy levels, and appetite before other symptoms appear
  • Aura - temporary symptoms such as visual disturbances and pins and needles
  • Headache stage
  • Resolution stage - people often feel tired after the headache and other symptoms resolve

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Zolmitriptan?

You may experience some side effects while on the medicine, not everyone will experience side effects, however, you may experience: 

  • Tingling in the fingers and toes
  • Nausea
  • Feeling dizzy, drowsy or warm
  • Slight high blood pressure
  • Dry mouth

For a full list of possible side effects visit the patient information leaflet.


Info Leaflet

Before starting any treatment with medicines, it is important you consider and read the patient information leaflet.


Do not take Zolmitriptan tablets if you:

  • Are allergic to the medicine or have had any allergic reactions to triptans
  • Have current or previous heart problems such as heart attacks, chest pain (angina), or heart disease
  • Have had a stroke

Other medicines and Zolmitriptan

Talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you are on any treatments for the following conditions as there can be drug interactions:

  • Other migraine medicines
  • Depression (prescription or herbal medicine)
  • Quinolone antibiotics

If you have any concerns over using this treatment with your current medicines call your doctor.

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