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Zolmitriptan Film-coated Tablets

ZOLMITRIPTAN
Film-coated Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Zolmitriptan tablets contain zolmitriptan, which is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine1B/1D (5-HT1B/1D) receptor agonist. Zolmitriptan is chemically designated as (S)-4-[[3-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-1H-indol- 5-yl]methyl]-2-oxazolidinone and has the following chemical structure:

Zolmitriptan - Structural Formula Illustration

The molecular formula is C16H21N3O2, representing a molecular weight of 287.36. Zolmitriptan is a white to cream powder that is slightly soluble in water.

Zolmitriptan tablets are available as 2.5 mg (pink) and 5 mg (yellow) film-coated tablets for oral administration. The film-coated tablets contain lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, ferric oxide yellow (2.5 mg and 5 mg tablet), ferric oxide red (2.5 mg tablet).

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/11/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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