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What is zolmitriptan nasal spray?

Zolmitriptan nasal spray treats migraine headaches by decreasing the swelling of blood vessels around your brain and decreasing substances in your body that cause migraine symptoms like head pain, sound and light sensitivity, and nausea. Zolmitriptan nasal spray belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin receptor agonists or triptans and is only available by prescription. It is only intended for migraine headaches, not for common sinus or stress headaches. It is not a daily preventive treatment; it is only meant for headaches in progress.

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