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● Name of drug: Zomig (Zolmitriptan

)
● Classification: Serotonin-1B and serotonin-1D Receptor Agonist
● Administration and Dosage Form: Not recommended for children, Instruct patients not
to break the tablet in half. Take 1 a day without water, no more than 10 mg within 24hr.
● Strengths available: Beginner dosage is 1.5mg leading up to 2.5mg, maximum is 5mg.
● Manufacturer: Astra Zeneca
● Indications: Acute treatment of migraines
● Therapeutic Regimen: Treat migraines and headaches
● Adverse Drug Reactions: Jaw pain, tightness, pressure, dizziness, nausea,
paresthesia, asthenia, heaviness, etc. Swelling of the lips and tongue may occur.
● Warnings: Can cause heart problems, weakness, head pain associated with confusion.
Only take this medicine if you start having symptoms of a migraine or have a migraine,
do not take this medicine regularly as it may lead to serious health issues
● Contraindications: Ischemic Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Vasospasm, History of
Stroke, etc.
● Actions: This drug should only be used when a clear diagnosis of migraines have been
made. Do not continue taking Zomig if you know you have heart problems, you should
consult your doctor right away.
● Drug and Herbal Interactions: Cocaine or Amphetamine, Feverfew should not be
interacted with this drug at all.
● Food and Drug Interactions: Alcohol should never be mixed with zomig because of the
high risks of impairment of judgment and your way of thinking. You should not use heavy
machinery while taking this medication, as well as driving or using mental alertness.




















● Name of Herbal Remedy: Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)
● Administration and Dosage Form: Tincture, Tablet, Capsules or Fresh/ Dried Herb. A
1.25 mg dose could manually break score of a 2.5 mg regular dose. An adult dosing
would be 0.2 to 0.36 mg times how ever many days would be needed to take this drug.
● Strengths Available: Take as prescribed by your doctor, a daily dosing would be
between 50 to 150 mg of dried leaves, 2.5 fresh leaves, or 5-20 drops of a 1:5, 25%
ethanol tincture.
● Manufacturer: Natures Resource
● Indications: Commonly treated for migraines, arthritis, menstrual pain, and also to
reduce fever.
● Therapeutic Regimen: More research is said to be done for the proven effectiveness
for migraines.
● Adverse Herbal Reactions: Patients may experience “post feverfew” syndrome,
resulting in an ill feeling.
● Warnings: Do not take Zomig if you are taking any over the counter prescription drugs
or any other prescribed medication that can cause serious health risks. Consult your
doctor if you are taking anything that might interfere with the compliance of this drug.
Review any instructions by your healthcare provider about taking this medication with
any food or beverages.
● Contraindications: Not recommended for patients that are allergic to ragweed,
sunflower, tansy, yarrow etc.Patients taking this drug should not undergo surgery, or if
patients have blood clotting disorders, it is not recommended for patients to take this
drug as well.
● Actions: Parthenolide along with other sesquiterpene lactone constituents inhibits
Serotonin release but does not bind with the 5HT1 receptor.
● Drug and Herbal Interactions: Zomig along anti-inflammatory drugs should not be
interacted with this herbal supplement at all. If allergic to daisies, sunflower seeds or any
other herbs, antioxidants may lead to blood clotting.
● Food and Herbal Interactions: Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant and/or
breastfeeding.















Feverfew(Tanacetum Parthenium)
v.
Zomig(Zolmitriptan)


Branden & Rebecca
Pharmacy Technician 3rd period