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8.1/10 Average Rating

54 Ratings with 40 User Reviews

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"Zomig is a miracle for me. The only drawback is my insurance only will pay for 12 tablets a month and sometimes I need more."

   
10

Lizziemimimom (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 2, 2015

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"I have had migraines since the age of 27. Now 62 and still get them. I have been taking Zomig for the past 10 years and they are the only tablet that have helped me. At first the dosage was 5mg. and was bought down to 2.5mg as the side effects made me feel as though my arms and chest were really heavy and was accompanied by a very dry mouth and was not able to drink anything hot. Sometimes I get very tired the day before the migraine hits and I know its time for a Zomig. I still get these sensations but not all of the time. I pay $36.45 every month 6 tablets, expensive but it works. My only worry now is that after the age of 65 it is not advisable to take them. I wonder what am I going to do?"

   
9.0

Dorza (taken for 10 years or more) February 28, 2015

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"I have dealt with chronic migraines (normally 1x or so weekly, lasting 1-3 days each) for about a year or so. OTC meds have virtually no effect at all. I asked my Dr for Zomig and tried it first time today. Headache went from 2 days at between 7 and 9 on pain scale to a 1 or 2 within about 1/2 hour, less than 1 another 1/2 hour later. I put on an eye mask to block light and rested, was pleasantly surprised to have only minor discomfort a short time later. Never has anything eased my headaches the way this did. Side effects minimal - slight flushed feeling, a tad light-headed, slightly elevated heart rate. Nothing uncomfortable at all. This is somewhat expensive at $60 co-pay for 6 doses but was well worth the expense."

   
9.0

RVA Mike December 30, 2014

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"Not a fan of this medication at all. First it made me nauseous because the taste was so awful dissolving in your mouth. It makes me nauseous just thinking about it. Then it would make me overwhelmingly drowsy. I dreaded taking it. I thought I could get used to taking the medicine like I usually do as I'm not a wimp about these things but couldn't. It didn't work on some of the migraines. Still trying to find what best works for me."

RogueRose (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 14, 2014

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"The side effects far outweighed the benefits. Before I ever noticed that a migraine had begun to subside I was overwhelmed with the most awful tingling sensation. It literally felt like I had a full body rash and as though something was crawling on me, mixed with the tingly sensation when your foot falls asleep. I also got very weak and nauseous, and occasionally light headed. It was dreadful. I finally decided it was easier to take my regular migraine meds and treat the actual migraine symptoms than to deal with the side effects of Zomig. The only reason I'm giving it a 2 is because it did slightly lessen the actual migraine."

   
2.0

JenNeal28 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 15, 2014

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"I've used Zomig for around 4 years now, if taken as soon as recognise an attack I know that about 90 mins later the pain in head will go, longer if it's into the attack. I have always experienced, drowsiness and hyper sensitivity all over my skin, if I were to have a shower within 5 hours of taking Zomig my whole body feels like it's stinging, hot drinks feel like they are burning my throat, hand washing with hot or warm water is a no no. Also, if I eat within 5 hours it will feel like my taste buds have exploded, excruciating but brief pain. I also still get all the other migraine symptoms, stomach upset, fatigue, very irritable, even with the Zomig but I guess I can function with those things, it's the head pain and sickness that's worst."

   
7.0

Spandra April 29, 2014

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"Zomig gets rid of my migraine but it knocks me out. I take one dose and then sleep for 3 hours. Afterward the headache is gone but my joints ache and my muscles are very tender to the touch."

   
7.0

B4boyle (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2014

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"I have recently gone to a headache specialist after thinking no one is going to help me with my migraines and constant tension headaches. She gave me Zomig and it does really work. The first time I tried it I wasn't 100% sure my headache was a migraine since it felt different then the one I've always experienced. It wasn't throbbing from front to back all on one side but it did really hurt bad all on one side. I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe it was a different kind of migraine since I have just weaned off of Excedrin and 2 years of Tramadol use. A couple of days ago I had a bothersome headache that had been off and on in intensity for 2 days then turned into the normal migraine I have been accustomed to and the Zomig took care of it."

   
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Sunshine007 February 20, 2014

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"This is the first medicine that actually ALWAYS gets rid of my migraine with minimal side effects. It's like a miracle as far as I'm concerned."

   
10

kafra (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 17, 2013

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"This medicine has changed my life and allowed me to have a semi normal routine even with multiple migraine attacks through the month. It almost always works for me within an hour and though it is very expensive, it is well worth it. It is the only medicine I have taken that has helped me."

   
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jacobnlacey (taken for 10 years or more) November 6, 2013

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"I have been a migraine sufferer for over 30 years, and several of the "triptans" have proved to be effective as I've found out as my insurance has dictated, but Zomig continues to be my go to remedy. Over 10 years ago I found that if I took a triptan and lit a cigarette, my heart would race. That was probably a very good thing, as the choice between getting rid of the migraines or getting rid of the cigarettes became easy. Zomig allows me to function even when I wake up with a full blown migraine. I count on it!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) June 29, 2013

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"Zomig has been a miracle for me. I had debilitating migraines for twenty years and had given up on finding anything that would help me. In 1998 a new doctor prescribed Zomig and I have never had another debilitating migraine. When I have health insurance it's great. Without insurance, outrageously expensive, $240 per month. But I am scared to try a different medicine even though my insurance pushes for the change."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) April 27, 2013

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"Worked well to break my cluster migraine when I took it for 4 days in a row with other migraine/pain meds. It didn't work at all when taken by itself."

   
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Hauteracer (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 17, 2013

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"I started getting migraines in the military. The clinic doctor did not know what they were and was just given a bunch of pain pills that only lowered the pain a little. I suffered for many years downing anything I could get. About 15 years later I got insurance and saw a neurologist and diagnosed them as migraines and gave me a script for Zomig. It worked GREAT. Then within a year the company folded and I was out of insurance again. When I found out about the VA they started giving me Zomig & got my migraines under control again & started to work on my other problems. "

   
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PattHope February 2, 2013

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"Works wonders every time! The first time I tried Zomig my limbs felt kinda noodly, but that only happened the first time--never again. It worked so fast I could feel the pain dissolving within 10 minutes. It tasted sweet and dissolved very quickly with no yucky aftertaste. I have even taken just one half of the 2.5 g tablet --hard to do cause it's so little and fragile--while at work because I was concerned about side effects. The half dose still knocked out the migraine, and no side effects."

   
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Anonymous September 28, 2012

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"I took Zomig because I got diagnosed with migraines during my second year of college. I took it during one of the lectures. My face got wicked itchy so I had to take a Benadryl. The next time I figured that I would just take the Benadryl with it so I was safe......I found out very quickly that I have an anaphylaxis reaction and almost stopped breathing. While I understand that I'm just allergic to this medication it really didn't get rid of the headache and just made things worse for me. Hopefully it will work for others."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2012

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"I LOVE Zomig! I was bed-ridden for 2 days almost every month for years from horrible migraines. I thought I had tried everything to no avail (including Imitrex and many others) and then went to a new neurologist to ask for Botox based on another doctor's suggestion. He gave me 3 samples of medicines I had never tried. The 1st one didn't work (can't recall what it was) and the 2nd 1 was Zomig. Bingo!!! Finally something that worked even after the headache has set in! So expensive though - very minimal coverage by insurance."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2012

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"First reaction was all over tingling and pain. Then my skin felt like something was crawling all over and I still have a headache. I have had similar reactions to Maxalt and Imitrex. "

   
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lyssaj89 February 6, 2012

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"My neurologist prescribed Zomig for my migraines (45 years) in November 2011. Within 1 hour my migraine vanished with no residual effects. The only side effect I have is increased urination 2 to 3 hours after a dose. I also take Cymbalta, but it hasn't caused a problem."

   
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Anonymous December 7, 2011

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"I have suffered with migraine for over 30 years and am now on a prevention medication morning and evening called Topamax. It really seems to help but when a migraine strikes, which they still do, I find Zomig nasal sprays a total fantastic find. Nothing has ever worked so fast or as well."

   
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Anonymous October 16, 2011

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"I really liked Zomig. It always knocked out my migraines. I have had them since puberty. I wasn't prescribed Zomig until about 3 years ago from the VA Hospital. Then they stopped allowing us to get it and changed it to Imitrex. Imitrex takes longer to work."

   
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BlueSkiesNita October 7, 2011

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"Out of the five or so migraine medicines I've tried, Zomig is easily the best. The caveat being you have to take the pill at the onset (as soon as you feel symptoms). If you wait until the migraine is in full swing, it takes much longer for it to work."

   
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plissken June 27, 2011

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"I have been taking Zomjg for Migraine for the past 10 years, I used to suffer for 2 to 3 days with migraine. I was prescribed a lot of different medications, with no success. The first time I took Zomig, it took my migraine away within 30 to 45 minutes. It has just about always taken all my headaches away from then on. Usually one 2.5 dose tablet takes it away. On occasion, I have to take a second dose. It has improved my quality of life greatly. I rarely have side effects also."

   
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Anonymous June 16, 2011

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"Zomig works wonders for me for migraines. The only side effect I typically have is hearing my pulse in my right ear. Annoying (and weird), but not a deal-breaker. I take a high dose of Effexor and have no interactions that I know of. However, I once took it with Ambien and that was a big mistake as even the next day I felt off-balanced and weak. I also try not to take it within 4 hours of Tylenol for similar reasons. It's nice to have a medicine that works so well, so consistently."

   
9.0

fayster December 10, 2010

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"Wow. I've just taken a dose (approximately 10 mins), and from not being able to function or see straight or even tolerate the slightest of noises or aural/visual stimulation, to now I can feel 'me' coming back already. and I am AT work! I can type coherently now! A brilliant medicine. I even waited as I need a prescription refill and this was my last dose so I tried keeping it at bay for 24-36 hours with ibuprofen and now its receding like a black cloud lifting. I'm from the US but live in the UK now and would only hope US insurance covers this. I do find migraines can often seem to be 'clusters' as they say, and if 1 in a few months doesn't do the trick 1 a day for a few days works just as well. Amazing, thanks AstraZeneca."

   
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Anonymous November 23, 2010

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