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Axert
(almotriptan)

Ergomar
(Ergotamine)

Treats migraine headaches. Axert (almotriptan) is better than other similar medications for migraines for pain relief.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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  • Nausea 1%
  • Sleepiness 3%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Headache 1%
  • Vomiting 2%
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We haven’t found good data for Ergotamine side effects.

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How it works
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Axert (almotriptan) is a selective serotonin receptor agonist called a triptan. Migraine headaches happen when blood vessels are too open and allow too much blood in the brain. Axert (almotriptan) tightens the blood vessels which relieves the pain.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Inhaler
Used for
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  • Migraine Vascular Headache
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Heart disease
  • history of chest pain/angina
  • uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • History of a stroke
  • Using Axert (almotriptan) for more than 10 days a month
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Fentanyl
  • Tramadol
  • Buspirone
  • ADHD medicines
  • Triptans
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • High blood pressure
  • history of stroke
Detailed Axert (almotriptan) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Food
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  • You can take Axert (almotriptan) with or without food.
No food related info.
Pain
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  • Effective at relieving migraine pain.
No pain related info.
Upsides and benefits
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  • Effective at relieving migraine pain.
  • You can take Axert (almotriptan) with or without food.
  • Axert (almotriptan) works within 30 minutes of taking it, and most people don't have to take a second dose to control their pain.
  • Axert (almotriptan) is available in generic.
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Downsides and risks
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  • Axert (almotriptan) can only treat migraines that have already started. It can't stop a migraine from happening.
  • Axert (almotriptan) is only available as a pill that must be swallowed, so taking it might be difficult for someone who has trouble swallowing during a migraine.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • Axert (almotriptan) can only treat a migraine that's already happening. Axert (almotriptan) doesn't stop migraines from starting.
  • Take Axert (almotriptan) at the first sign of a migraine. You can take another dose if you don't feel better after 2 hours. Don't take more than two doses every 24 hours.
  • Axert (almotriptan) can make you feel dizzy or tired when you first start taking it. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
  • If you finish the entire month's supply of Axert (almotriptan) before your next refill or if you have more than 4 migraines a month, talk to your doctor to see if you should try something else.
  • Axert (almotriptan) can cause nausea or tightness in the chest or throat. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you.
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