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General Information on Almotriptan

Generic Name : Almotriptan

Pronunciation : al- moh- trip'- tan

Latest prescription information about Almotriptan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51 | Therapeutic Classification : Antimigraine Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Almotriptan

International- Axert.

Why is Almotriptan Prescribed? (Indications)

Almotriptan is prescribed to treat a headache caused due to migraine attacks with or without aura, a perception or sensitivity to light, strange noise, and unpleasant smell with confusing thoughts.

This medication is a triptan results in the contraction of blood vessels surrounding the brain and also stops the release of substances that activates the pain.  

When should Almotriptan 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.

What is the dosage of Almotriptan?

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

How should Almotriptan be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Almotriptan?

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.

What are the side effects of Almotriptan?

  Most Common: Nausea, drowsiness, headache, tingling and dry mouth.
  Body as whole : Abdominal cramp or pain, chills, back, chest and neck pain, fatigue and rigid neck.
  Heart: Dilation of blood vessel, palpitations and fast heart rate.
  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, stomach and intestine inflammation and increased thirst.
  Metabolic: Increased sugar and serum creatine phosphokinase level.
  Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, weakness, fainting, anxiety, sensory loss, restlessness and shakiness.
  Respiratory: Inflammation of respiratory path and difficulty in breathing,
  Skin : Excessive sweating, itching and rash.
  ENT: Ear pain and ringing in the ear.
  Genitourinary: Painful menstruation.
  Potentially Fatal: Serious heart disease.

What are the other precautions for Almotriptan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Almotriptan?

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

Last Updated : Jul 2018

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