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Should I take any precautions when using Zomig?

Zomig belongs to a group of drugs called "triptans" and should not be mixed with other triptan drugs used for depression. Do not take Zomig if you have taken these medications in the previous 24 hours: selective serotonin receptor (5-HT) agonists such as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt) or sumatriptan (Imitrex); or ergot-type medications such as bromocriptine (Parlodel), cabergoline (Dostinex), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), ergoloid mesylates (Gerimal, Hydergine), ergonovine (Ergotrate), ergotamine (Bellergal-S, Cafergot, Ergomar, Wigraine), methylergonovine, methysergide (Sansert) and pergolide (Permax).

Do not take Zomig if you also take a monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) inhibitor, such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil) or tranylcypromine (Parnate) or if you have taken them in the previous two weeks.

Tell your doctor about any prescription or nonprescription medicines you will take while on Zomig, including: acetaminophen (Tylenol); cimetidine (Tagamet); oral contraceptives ('birth control pills'); propranolol (Inderal); selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft); and selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as duloxetine (Cymbalta) and venlafaxine (Effexor).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you suspect you might be allergic to Zomig or other medications.

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