Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 311-C90; 311C; AscoTop; BW-311C90; Zomig; Zomig-ZMT; Zomigon

Latest Information Update: 03 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Burroughs Wellcome
  • Developer AstraZeneca; Impax Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antimigraines; Oxazolidinones; Small molecules; Tryptamines
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 1B receptor agonists; Serotonin 1D receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Cluster headache; Menstrual migraine; Migraine

Most Recent Events

  • 30 Oct 2017 Zolmitriptan licensed to Sawai in Japan
  • 07 Jun 2017 Zolmitriptan licensed to Grunenthal worldwide (excluding Japan) for the treatment of migraines and cluster headaches
  • 30 Mar 2017 US District Court, District of Delaware, rules that the US patents protecting zolmitriptan Nasal Spray were not invalid and were infringed by the Lannett Holdings
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