What is Almogran?
Almogran tablets is a type of medicine commonly known as a triptan. It is a painkiller specifically used for the relief of migraine headaches. Almogran tablets contain the active ingredient Almotriptan, a medicine called a serotonin agonist.
How does Almogran work?
Almogran tablets contain the active ingredient Almotriptan, a serotonin agonist. It is a painkiller that is specifically used for the relief of migraine attacks.
The cause of migraine attacks is not fully understood although it is believed that the widening of the brain’s blood vessels causes the throbbing pain of migraine headaches. This medication relieves the pain by causing the blood vessels in the brain to narrow.
Almogran works by stimulating the brain’s receptors called serotonin receptors. The natural substance serotonin normally acts on the receptors to cause the blood vessels to narrow. Almogran mimics the action of serotonin by stimulating the brain’s serotonin receptors. This results in the narrowing of the blood vessels, leading to the relief of pain of migraine headaches.
A dose of Almogran should be taken as soon as a migraine headache started although the medicine is also effective if taken at a later stage during the migraine attack.
What are the benefits of using Almogran?
The main benefit of Almogran is the relief that it provides during a migraine attack. It effectively works to narrow the blood vessels resulting in the relief of the throbbing pain of a migraine attack.
Take one 12.5mg tablet as soon as you notice the symptoms of a migraine attack. Swallow the medicine whole with a sip of water.
Almotriptan is most effective if taken at the start of a migraine attack, but will also provide relief if taken later on during the episode. After two hours, you can take a second dose if the attack has either returned or not gone away. Do not exceed two doses (two tablets) within a 24-hour period. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.
Main side-effects experienced are:
Nausea, dizziness, tiredness
Almotriptan 12.5 mg (as almotriptan D,L-hydrogen malate).
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