Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych



Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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Treats migraine headaches.

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Our bottom line

Axert (almotriptan) is better than other similar medications for migraines for pain relief.

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Best available price for 1 (12 tablets of 12.5mg) dose pack of almotriptan


  • 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.


  • 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.
How it works

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.

What to expect when you take Axert (almotriptan) for Migraine

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Side effect rates for Axert (almotriptan)

1699 From clinical trials of almotriptan / Migraine headache, adults (12.5mg)
  • Nausea

Risks and Warnings for Axert (almotriptan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Heart disease
    • history of chest pain/angina
    • uncontrolled high blood pressure

    People who have heart disease or chest pain shouldn't take Axert (almotriptan) since heart attacks have been seen in people who have had heart disease and migraines. This can feel like pain in the chest, jaw, neck or throat. Talk to your doctor first to see if you can take Axert (almotriptan).

Common concerns from people taking Axert (almotriptan)

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  • You can take Axert (almotriptan) with or without food.
  • Effective at relieving migraine pain.
  • It made me more sleepy and took longer to work than other Triptans