What is Almotriptan?
Almotriptan, a triptan drug, is prescribed for the treatment of migraine headaches. It belongs to a class of medication known as selective serotonin receptor agonists.
Almotriptan provides relief to a migraine attack but it does not prevent migraine attacks. Taking Almotriptan right at the start of a migraine attack will help you return to your normal activities and decrease your need for other pain medications.
How does Almotriptan work?
Almotriptan is a drug that belongs to the class known selective serotonin receptor agonists. The drug works by constricting blood vessels in the brain, preventing pain signals from being sent to the brain, and blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause pain, nausea, and other symptoms of a migraine.
What are the benefits of using Almotriptan?
The main benefit of using Almotriptan is the relief it provides to a migraine attack and its symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound.
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 experiences are:
Nausea, dizziness, tiredness
Almotriptan 12.5 mg (as almotriptan D,L-hydrogen malate).
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