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Women and Migraines - Zomig Warnings and Precautions

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  • Women and Migraines
    As this eMedTV page explains, 3 out of every 4 people with migraines are women -- and migraines in women tend to be more painful and longer-lasting. This page covers factors that can contribute to migraines in women (such as using oral contraceptives).
  • Work and Migraines
    Certain medical conditions can interfere with a person's work, and migraines can be one of them. This eMedTV page list things an employer can do to accommodate an employee with migraines (for example, changing the lighting in the employee's cubicle).
  • Zecuity
    Zecuity is a medicated skin patch prescribed for relieving symptoms of a migraine. This eMedTV Web selection offers an overview of this medicine, including details on what it is used for, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Zecuity and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, it is not quite clear if it is safe to use Zecuity (sumatriptan transdermal) while breastfeeding. This article explores the risks of using this drug while nursing and discusses what your doctor may recommend.
  • Zecuity and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, Zecuity (sumatriptan transdermal) is a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning it may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This article describes some of the problems that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Zecuity Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, the standard dose of Zecuity is one patch applied on the skin of the upper arm or thigh as soon as a migraine starts. This article also lists other steps to follow to use this patch safely and properly.
  • Zecuity Drug Information
    Zecuity is prescribed to relieve symptoms of a migraine headache in adults. This eMedTV Web page features more information on Zecuity, including side effects of the drug, safety issues to be aware of, and how this medicated skin patch is applied.
  • Zecuity Drug Interactions
    Serious interactions may occur if you combine Zecuity with certain drugs or other products. This part of the eMedTV Web library explains how some antidepressants, ergot medications, and triptans can cause serious problems with Zecuity.
  • Zecuity Overdose
    If too much Zecuity (sumatriptan transdermal) is used, it may cause tremors or difficulty walking. This eMedTV article describes other possible overdose symptoms, along with information on how a doctor may treat any problems that occur.
  • Zecuity Side Effects
    Contact your doctor immediately if you develop chest pain or seizures after using a Zecuity patch. This eMedTV resource describes some of the other serious side effects of Zecuity that may require treatment, along with other possible problems.
  • Zecuity Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Zecuity is used as soon as a migraine starts and works to help reduce symptoms like nausea and sensitivity to light. This page takes a closer look at what this drug is used for, how it works, and if it is safe for children.
  • Zecuity Warnings and Precautions
    Using Zecuity may increase the risk for seizures, heart-related problems, and other serious reactions. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at other important precautions and warnings for Zecuity, including details on who should not use this drug.
  • Zomeg
    This eMedTV page covers the prescription drug Zomig, which is used to treat migraines. This page discusses how Zomig works, its possible side effects, and the different forms of the drug that are available. Zomeg is a common misspelling of Zomig.
  • Zomig
    Zomig is a prescription medicine approved to treat migraine headaches as they occur. This eMedTV article describes how Zomig works to relieve migraine symptoms, lists its potential side effects, and gives tips on when and how to take the medicine.
  • Zomig Alternatives
    This eMedTV segment explains that there are several Zomig alternatives for treating migraine headaches, including lifestyle changes and other medications. This page outlines some suggestions on how to improve migraines if Zomig does not work for you.
  • Zomig and Depression
    This eMedTV article explores Zomig and depression, explaining that depression can be a rare side effect of the drug. This resource also outlines some of the symptoms of depression, such as feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of death or suicide.
  • Zomig and Heart Problems
    This page on the eMedTV site takes a detailed look at Zomig and heart problems. As this article explains, people with a history of heart problems shouldn't take Zomig, and people with risk factors for heart disease should take the drug with caution.
  • Zomig and Pregnancy
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains that you should talk with your doctor if you are on Zomig and pregnancy occurs. Zomig is a pregnancy Category C medicine, meaning that it may not be safe to take during pregnancy.
  • Zomig Dosage
    If you're taking Zomig tablets, the usual starting Zomig dosage is 2.5 mg or less during a migraine. This eMedTV page also lists the starting Zomig doses for those using Zomig Nasal Spray or Zomig ZMT tablets, as well as some tips on taking your dose.
  • Zomig Drug Info
    Are you looking for info on Zomig? This segment of the eMedTV archives describes this drug in some detail, explaining how it works, how it performed in clinical trials, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it.
  • Zomig Drug Interactions
    Cimetidine, MAO-A inhibitors, and ergot medicines are among the drugs that can possibly interact with Zomig. This eMedTV page describes how Zomig drug interactions can alter the level of Zomig in the blood or raise the risk of dangerous side effects.
  • Zomig Overdose
    This eMedTV Web page explains that you should seek immediate medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on Zomig. This page also lists some treatment options for a Zomig overdose (such as pumping the stomach and supportive care).
  • Zomig Side Effects
    This section of the eMedTV library discusses some common Zomig side effects, such as drowsiness, weakness, and neck pain. This article also takes an in-depth look at some of the more serious and rare problems with this drug.
  • Zomig Uses
    This eMedTV resource explores Zomig uses, explaining that the medication is approved to treat migraine symptoms once they start and is also used off-label to treat cluster headaches. This page also discusses why Zomig is used only in adults.
  • Zomig Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV Web page lists several Zomig warnings and precautions, such as the risk of an increase in blood pressure in some people taking Zomig, as well as people who shouldn't take the drug at all (like those with a history of a heart attack).
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