Two of the three forms of Zomig (zolmitriptan) have generic equivalents available. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that these products are equivalent to the brand-name drug. However, generic medications can contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medicine, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
Generic Zomig: An OverviewZomig® (zolmitriptan) is a prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches. Zomig will not help to prevent migraines, but it can help to treat a migraine that has already started. In addition to Zomig tablets, Zomig® Nasal Spray and Zomig ZMT® (orally disintegrating tablets that dissolve in the mouth) are also available.
Zomig is made by Impax Pharmaceuticals. The tablets and orally disintegrating tablets are available in generic form, but the nasal spray is not.
Availability of Generic ZomigGeneric Zomig is available in the following strengths and forms:
- Zolmitriptan 2.5 mg tablets
- Zolmitriptan 2.5 mg orally disintegrating tablets
- Zolmitriptan 5 mg tablets
- Zolmitriptan 5 mg orally disintegrating tablets.
- Apotex Corp.
- Glenmark Generics
- Global Pharmaceuticals.
The version sold by Global Pharmaceuticals is actually an "authorized generic," meaning that it is the actual brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Zomig in every way (it is even made by AstraZeneca), except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.
It is unclear when Zomig Nasal Spray will be available in generic form.