- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zomig* used for?
Generic for Zomig* nasal spray is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine headache with or without aura (warning signs that occur before the headache begins) in adults. Generic for Zomig* nasal spray reduces certain natural substances in the body that can cause migraine symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Generic for Zomig* belongs to a class of medications known as triptans. Generic for Zomig* relieves headache by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain.
Generic for Zomig* nasal spray will only treat a headache that has already started. Generic for Zomig* is not used to treat other types of headache (such as cluster headache). Generic for Zomig* will not prevent migraine attacks and will not reduce the frequency of attacks. Generic for Zomig* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zomig*?
The dosage of Generic for Zomig* nasal spray prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Do not use more than 2 sprays of Generic for Zomig* in a 24-hour period.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zomig*?
What if you overdose on Generic for Zomig*?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zomig*, seek medical attention immediately.
Overdose symptom of Generic for Zomig* may include severe drowsiness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zomig*?
- St John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zomig*.
Generic for Zomig* can interact with the following types of medicines: antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, ergot-containing medications, quinolone antibiotics, serotonin-type medications, birth control pills and other triptan-containing drugs.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Zomig*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zomig*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zomig* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zomig* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zomig* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zomig* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zomig* can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nose discomfort, weakness, sleepiness, nausea, taste disturbance and feeling of heaviness/pressure/tightness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Zomig*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zomig*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Zomig* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Zomig*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zomig*?
How will Generic for Zomig* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zomig* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zomig* drug interactions and side effects?
Before using Generic for Zomig*, inform your doctor if you have a history of heart attack, heart disease, angina, stroke, high blood pressure, ischemic bowel disease, severe liver disease and vascular problems.
As Generic for Zomig* may cause dizziness, be careful while driving or using machinery.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Zomig* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.