Is there a nose spray for migraines? Zolmitriptan nasal spray is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to sound and light). Zolmitriptan is in a class of medications called selective serotonin receptor agonists.
How fast does sumatriptan nasal spray work? The nasal spray usually works within 15 minutes. If your headache improves but then comes back, you can have another dose after 2 hours. However if the first dose of sumatriptan does not help, do not take another dose for the same attack.
Is sumatriptan nasal spray safe? Sumatriptan has caused serious side effects in some people, especially people who have heart or blood vessel disease. Be sure that you discuss with your doctor the risks as well as the benefits of using this medicine. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
How does sumatriptan nasal spray work? Sumatriptan nasal spray is a triptan. When the blood vessels in your brain widen, it causes a headache. Sumatriptan nasal spray works by tightening the blood vessels to relieve your migraine headache, as well as stopping pain signals from going to your brain.