Zolmitriptan belongs to a group of medicines called triptans. Although it is still not entirely clear what causes a migraine attack, it is believed that it is caused by the widening of the blood vessels in the head. Zolmitriptan reduces the widening of these blood vessels and helps to take away the migraine headache and related symptoms.
- Used to treat: migraines.
- And also: symptoms related to migraines, thus nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
- Effect: reduces widening of blood vessels that cause migraines.