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Side Effects of Zolmitriptan

Side Effects of Zolmitriptan to Report

There are a number of less common, but more serious, side effects with zolmitriptan that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe chest pain or tightness (see Zomig and Heart Problems)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Changes in vision, including loss of vision
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained skin rashes, itching, hives, wheezing or shortness of breath, and unexplained swelling.
     
Taking zolmitriptan with certain antidepressants can increase your risk of a group of dangerous symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have the following symptoms of serotonin syndrome:
 
  • Confusion
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not really there (hallucinations)
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Fainting
  • A fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
     

Rare Side Effects of Zolmitriptan

There are other possible zolmitriptan side effects that can occur. In previous studies, these side effects happened in 1 percent or less of patients taking zolmitriptan. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are because of zolmitriptan or something else.
 
Some of these rare side effects of zolmitriptan include but are not limited to:
 
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