If you are an adult who experiences migraine headaches, you may benefit from a prescription drug called zolmitriptan (Zomig®). Although this medication will not help prevent migraines, it can be useful in treating a migraine that is already occurring. Zolmitriptan comes in many forms, including:
- Nasal spray
- Orally disintegrating tablets (these dissolve in the mouth).
This medication is generally well tolerated. However, side effects are possible and may include:
- Unusual taste (for the nasal spray)
- Abnormal sensations, such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia)
- Neck pain, jaw pain, or throat pain (or tightness or pressure).
(Click Zolmitriptan to learn more about this medication, including details about generic availability, how it works, and general safety precautions.)