How to Take Almotriptan and Dose of Almotriptan


Find out how to take Almotriptan (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Almotriptan


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

PO- Initial: The recommended dose is 6.25-12.5 mg, may repeat 2 hour later if needed. Max: 2-doses/24 hour.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Do not administer in patients with heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe liver or kidney impairment, migraine, paralysis and cluster headache within 24 hours after the use of ergotamine derivative.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a triptan, prescribed for acute migraine attacks. The medication results in the contraction of blood vessels surrounding the brain and also stops the release of substances that activates the pain.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hypersensitivity to sulfonamides, liver or kidney impairment, seizures; children, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may significantly increase blood pressure. Monitor blood pressure level regularly.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Patient may develop with increased risk of Serotonin Syndrome with the following symptoms: increased heart rate, shivering, sweating, dilated pupils,etc . If it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

Storage Conditions  

Oral: Store it at room temperature between 15-30 C, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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