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Which European pharmacy sells cheap Zomig (not generic) & ships to U.S.?

I have suffered from almost daily migraines since 1974 and have been twice hospitalized for migraines, the first time in 1985 with Dr. Seymour Diamond in Chicago and the second time with Dr. Fred Sheftell in Greenwich, Conn. My life improved enormously when the Triptans were invented in the 1990s. Imitrex worked too slowly on me, but Zomig was a life changer. I buy 5 mg. tablets and cut them in half, because it is less expensive than buying 2.5 mg. tablets. I now take three or four 5 mg. tablets a week. Zomig used to cost about $14.00 a tablet at Gallery Drug, my excellent Manhattan pharmacy. Then, a generic Zomig was released as Zomitriptan, which was much less expensive. The first generic Gallery Drug sent me was from Apotex, but it worked much more slowly than Zomig and caused much more ulcer pain. I had given myself an ulcer from overuse of aspirin before Zomig entered my life. The second generic Gallery Drug sent was made by Glenmark, which was also much too slow. I finally located Global Pharmaceuticals online and they said their generic contained the same ingredients as Astro Zeneca’s Zomig. So, for a few years Global Zomitriptan worked well for me. Then, Gallery Drug gave me the sad news that Global was no longer making generic Zomig. Its replacement was from a company called Rising. Rising’s Zomitriptan is the weakest of all the generics I have tried. It took two 5 mg. tablets to get rid of a migraine I could have aborted with half (2.5 mg.) of a Global tablet. I had some old boxes stashed in my travel bag of non-generic Zomig made by Impax in Switzerland. Even though it had expired in February 2015, half of a 5 mg. tablet taken in October 2016 worked in fifteen minutes. I decided to go back to non-generic Zomig until Gallery Drug told me that one box of three 5 mg. tablets costs $350.00!!! That’s #116.67 per 5 mg. tablet. I tried to find real Zomig online at a Canadian pharmacy with no success. Then, I googled Zomig in the U.K., but it appears that they cannot ship to the U.S. Does anyone know of a European pharmacy that will sell me non-generic Zomig that is less expensive and can ship to the U. S.?
Thanks for your help. Lynn Levenberg, NYC

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Comments

  • Sage
    4 months ago

    I have the same problem. 45 years of migraines. Nothing ever worked except Zomig ZMT 5mg. Their generic also worked since it was the same. It was through Impax used to be Global – Generics are all from India & are all crap. None of them do Anything. Since Impax discontinued this drug & Astra Zeneca sold the rights to Grunenthal it has become very scarce & at least 15x more expensive. I am looking for the country that has the brand name stuff not made in a third world country (both brand & generic I used to get were made in Switzerland). Even if there are no online pharmacies for it, I can travel to Europe or anywhere much cheaper than buying Zomig in the US.

  • Fieeeee
    2 years ago

    Hello Lynnlevenberg,

    i’ve been taking Zomig for 4 years now and it has been helping me to reduce migraine symptoms significantly.
    here in Belgium you need a prescription to get that medication.

    On this site you get an idea of the prices. We also have help from our health insurance who covers some of the price of the generic zomig medications.

    http://tools.mloz.be/jsp/gen/index.jsp?language=NL&cat=39&view=0

    I did not find any website where you could by it freely, because of the need of a prescription. I hope you find an alternative non the less.

  • Luke
    3 years ago

    Dear Friend,can i ask you ,is it TRIPTAN better than ERGOT ? I have been taking ERGOT for seven years .
    Kind regards,Luke from Skopje-Macedonia.

    Please tell me what to do ,i have been having migraine attacks every day for the past five months and i am very scared for my brain veins to damage them and die …

  • Sage
    4 months ago

    Hi Luke. Zomig is a triptan. The ergot never worked much for me & also made me very sick. I have taken all of the triptans, & have taken them for over 20 years daily with no side effects.

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