Almotriptan 12.5mg tablets

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Almotriptan provides fast-acting migraine relief from the moment you feel a migraine coming on. These tablets reduce inflammation and constrict the brain’s blood vessels to alleviate painful headaches with or without aura.

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What is Almotriptan, and what does it treat?

Almotriptan tablets effectively relieve migraine symptoms. The active ingredient is almotriptan, one of several triptan medications. All of these medications are prescribed to alleviate migraine headaches brought on by brain vessel inflammation and dilation.

Almotriptan 12.5 mg tablets are available in boxes of 6 tablets and are appropriate for use by adults aged 18 to 65.

What are headaches?

In the United Kingdom, 25 percent of women and 8 percent of men suffer from migraine headaches. Migraine episodes are believed to be at least partially inherited, so you may be more susceptible if someone in your immediate family also experiences them. You may find that the most severe attacks completely impede your daily activities. Among the symptoms of a migraine are:

  • nausea, throbbing headache pain, and increased intolerance to intense light, sound, and odour

About one-fourth of migraine sufferers experience a warning sign (or “aura”) prior to the onset of each headache. This could involve visual cues like blurred or distorted vision. A silent migraine is characterised by the occurrence of the aura but the absence of an episode. Migraine episodes typically last a few hours, but they can last up to three days. After a headache subsides, you may experience fatigue for several days.

Migraine attacks can be triggered by a variety of factors, including:

  • a poor diet
  • alcohol
  • caffeine, stress, and lack of sleep can trigger migraine attacks in some women during their period.

How does Almotriptan work?

It is not fully understood what causes migraine attacks to begin. However, it is believed that the throbbing pain is caused by the dilation of the brain’s blood vessels. Almotriptan is a serotonin (or 5HT) agonist, which means it stimulates serotonin receptors in the brain, causing blood vessels to constrict and alleviating pain.

Almotriptan is most effective when taken at the onset of a migraine, but it is also effective if taken later in the episode. Triptans do not prevent migraines, but they can be used in conjunction with preventative medications.

Substitutes for Almotriptan

There are a few over-the-counter medications that can be used to treat migraine pain and nausea initially. Among the products offered are:


Warnings regarding Almotriptan

Reading the following cautions carefully will assist you in selecting a suitable product.

Almotriptan is not appropriate for you if:

  • You have an allergy to almotriptan or any of the other ingredients in this medication.
  • You’ve suffered a heart attack or a stroke.
  • You have an elevated blood pressure
  • You have had peripheral vascular disease in the past (obstruction of large arteries in the limbs)
  • Your liver is diseased.
  • You are taking additional “triptan” medications or alternative migraine treatments (e.g. ergotamine and its derivative).

Before taking Almotriptan, consult your physician if you have:

Are hypersensitive to sulphonamides (antibacterial treatments for UTIs)
Experiencing kidney disease
Notify your doctor of any new migraine symptoms
Are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressants and are over 65 years old.

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet prior to taking any new medication, and inform your physician of all medications you are currently taking or plan to take.

How to take Almotriptan?

Adults between the ages of 18 and 65: Take one 12.5mg tablet at the onset of migraine symptoms. Take the medication with a small sip of water. If the attack has not subsided or has returned after two hours, a second dose may be administered. Do not take more than two doses (two tablets) within 24 hours.

Almotriptan is most effective when taken at the onset of a migraine, but it is also effective if taken later in the episode. Contact your physician if your symptoms persist.

Almotriptan side effects
Not everyone taking Almotriptan will experience side effects. However, if you do, they can include the following:

  • nausea\sdizziness\stiredness

If you are concerned about these side effects, or if the product has any other effect on you, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Patient information leaflet here.

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