Zolmitriptan is a prescription drug used to treat migraines, which are categorised as throbbing headaches with or without severe pain, as well as nausea and vomiting and/or sensitivity to sound and light in some cases. Zolmitriptan can be used for migraines that sometimes occur with an ‘aura’ which is described by sufferers as flashing lights, blind spots or wavy lines in their vision.
It is part of a group of medications called triptans. They work by narrowing blood vessels in the brain that have become enlarged and in doing so have caused a migraine attack. Zolmitriptan also helps to relieve related symptoms such as pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and noise.