Zolmitriptan Side Effects
What should I watch for?
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can increase drowsiness, dizziness and flushing. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Smoking cigarettes may increase the risk of heart-related side effects from using this medicine.
If you take migraine medicines for 10 or more days a month, your migraines may get worse. Keep a diary of headache days and medicine use. Contact your healthcare professional if your migraine attacks occur more frequently.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Chest pain (severe)
heaviness, tightness, or pressure in the chest or neck
sensation of burning, warmth, heat, numbness, tightness, or tingling
Less common or rare
Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
changes in facial skin color
cough or hoarseness
fast or irregular heartbeat
fever or chills
loss of appetite
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, or lips
tightness in the chest
frequent strong or increased urge to urinate
increased volume of pale, dilute urine
pounding in the ears
severe numbness, especially on one side of the face or body
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Lack or loss of strength
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
warm or cold sensation
Dizziness or lightheadedness
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
sensation of spinning
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.