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Almotriptan Information

Almotriptan Benefits & Uses

Almotriptan is used to treat the following -

Almotriptan Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Almotriptan

Almotriptan

Almotriptan Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Almotriptan is used -

  1. Abdominal Pain Mild
  2. Allergic reaction
  3. Itching or burning
  4. Urticaria
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Weakness
  7. Dry Mouth Mild
  8. Fatigue Mild
  9. Headache Mild
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Sleepiness
  12. Throat Irritation
  13. Numbness or tingling
  14. Irregular heartbeat
  15. Drowsiness
  16. Diarrhoea
  17. Dyspepsia
  18. Anxiety Mild
  19. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  20. Chest Pain Moderate
  21. Gastritis Moderate
  22. Erythema

Almotriptan Related Warnings

Is the use of Almotriptan safe for pregnant women?

Almotriptan rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild

Mild

Is the use of Almotriptan safe during breastfeeding?

Almotriptan may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Almotriptan on the Kidneys?

Almotriptan may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Almotriptan on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Almotriptan on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Almotriptan on the Heart?

Effects of Almotriptan on heart can be severe. It is not safe to use without doctor's advice.

Severe

Severe Interaction of Almotriptan with Other Drugs

Almotriptan should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Pseudoephedrine,Dextromethorphan

    Chlorpheniramine,Codeine

      Almotriptan Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Almotriptan unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Angina
      2. Heart Disease
      3. Liver Disease
      4. Kidney Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Almotriptan

      Is this Almotriptan habit forming or addictive?

      No, you will not get addicted to Almotriptan.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      After taking Almotriptan you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Almotriptan only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Yes, Almotriptan is useful in treating mental disorders.

      Yes

      Almotriptan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Almotriptan

      Almotriptan may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

      Mild

      Interaction between Alcohol and Almotriptan

      Taking alcohol with Almotriptan can be dangerous.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Axert® (almotriptan malate)
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 179
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