ALMOTRIPTAN MALATE PDF
In addition, it is expected that almotriptan malate (AXERT®) is generally Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Almotriptan Malate (AXERT®) Milligram. Almotriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Almotriptan also reduces substances in the body that can. Almotriptan is a triptan drug for the treatment of migraine headaches. Almotriptan Malate, Tablet, coated, mg/1, Oral, Patriot Pharmaceuticals,
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It is taken by mouth for the relief of migraine severity, from moderate or severe pain to mild or no pain. Axert generally works within 2 hours. It is intended to reduce acute migraine symptoms, as it will only treat a almtoriptan that has already begun.
It should not to be used as prophylactic therapy to prevent the onset of migraine. Overuse of acute migraine drugs can cause medication overuse headaches. Overuse is considered dosing on more than 4 days per month.
Symptoms of overuse may need to be treated and detoxification from migraine medications may be required. It narrows the blood vessels constriction in the brainstem.
It also reduces the inflammatory substances in the body that can trigger head pain, nausea, sensitivity almotripan light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. Axert works best if it is taken as soon as migraine symptoms appear.
Many clinical trials evaluated the safety and efficacy of Axert. The most common side effects experienced by those taking Axert include:. This is not an exhaustive list of all potential side effects of Axert. For more information, consult your doctor or healthcare provider. If you notice any new or worsening side effects when taking Axert, contact your doctor or healthcare provider immediately.
Axert tablets are taken by mouth. Tablets come in single doses of 6. Before starting Axert talk with your doctor if you:. If there is no response to the first migraine attack treated with the Axert, a physician should reconsider the migraine diagnosis prior to using the medication in any subsequent attacks. A cardiovascular evaluation should be performed on patients who have never taken a triptan medication, but who have multiple cardiovascular risk factors e.
For those with a cardiac history, the first dose of Axert should be administered in a medically supervised setting, and an electrocardiogram ECG should be performed immediately following the dose. Axert tablets are taken by mouth with water or other liquids. They come in a 6-tablet blister pack.
All should be stored at room temperature. A physician will determine the appropriate dose for each patient. If only partial relief is attained or it returns quickly, a second dose may be taken 2 hours after the first.
Almotriptan – DrugBank
The maximum dosage in a hour period is 2 tablets. Keep track of when you have migraine and when you jalate Axert so you can monitor its effectiveness, and communicate with your doctor about how the medication is working for you.
Before taking Axert make sure to tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Axert and other medicines may impact each other, causing side effects. Because Axert can cause almptriptan, weakness, and drowsiness, do not drive a car, use machinery, or do anything requiring you to be fully alert when taking this medication.
Axert® (almotriptan malate)
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The active ingredient in Axert is almotriptan malate. How does Axert work? What are the possible side effects of Axert? The most common side effects experienced by those taking Axert include: Nausea Headache Dry mouth Pain or tight feeling in the chest, throat, jaw, or neck Feeling weak, drowsy, or tired Pressure or heavy feeling in any part of your body Numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes paresthesia Feeling hot or cold in the extremities This is not an exhaustive list of all potential side effects of Axert.
Things to note about Axert Axert tablets are taken by mouth. Before starting Axert talk with your doctor if you: Have a history of hypersensitivity to almotriptan malate Have a history of coronary artery disease CADangina or heart attacks Have a history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol Have a history of hemiplegic or basilar migraine Have a history of stroke, transient ischemic attacks TIAsor circulatory problems Are a female who has gone through menopause Are a man over 40 Are overweight, smoke, or have diabetes Have taken ergot-containing medication or other triptans within the 24 hours prior to migraine Have taken a CYP3A4 inhibitor Have taken a MAO-A inhibitor within 2 weeks prior to your migraine Take anti-depressant medicines including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIsserotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors SNRIsor tricyclic antidepressants TCAs Have severe hepatic liver impairment Have severe renal kidney problems Are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, as there is limited information on the use of Axert in pregnancy.
It should be used only if the potential benefit of Axert therapy exceeds risk to the fetus. Individuals with the above conditions should be monitored closely while taking Axert. Dosing information Axert tablets are taken by mouth with water or other liquids. For additional details, read the full prescribing information of Axert.