Zecuity belongs to a group of medicines known as serotonin (5-HT) agonists, more commonly known as "triptans." Migraine symptoms are thought to occur when blood vessels in the head widen and/or nerves in the head release certain substances that can trigger inflammation.
Like other triptans, Zecuity works by binding to 5-HT receptors on these blood vessels and nerves. This causes the blood vessels to narrow and return to their normal state and prevents the nerves from releasing the inflammation-causing substances. These actions are thought to help relieve migraine symptoms.
Zecuity has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in individuals younger than 18 years of age. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using this product in children.
Older adults can use Zecuity. However, there were not enough older adults in clinical trials to determine whether they would respond to the medicine any differently than other age groups, or have a higher risk for side effects. Older adults may need to have a heart examination prior to using Zecuity to make sure the medicine is safe for them.