Almotriptan Malate

Where is Almotriptan Malate used?

Almotriptan Malate is used for the treatment of migraines. This helps to relieve the pain and headache. This also relieves other migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and lessen your need for pain medications.

This belongs to the class of medications called selective serotonin receptor agonists that generally works within 2 hours. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.

How does Almotriptan Malate work?

Migraine attacks are categorized by severe one-sided head pain, which lasts between 4 and 72 hours. Women usually are experiencing migraines at least three times more often than men. For many sufferers, these headaches have a significant impact on their quality of life. This medication targets the serotonin receptors. It acts against migraine headaches by inducing the tightening of blood vessels surrounding the brain. Migraine headaches are thought to be caused by the widening of the blood vessels in the head.

How is Almotriptan Malate taken?

The suggested dose for this medication will depend on your response and condition. Take this by mouth with or without a meal. Take a dose at the first sign of a migraine. If your headache comes back, you may take a second dose after 2 hours. It is not prescribed to take more than 2 doses in 24 hours. Follow your doctor’s prescription very carefully.

If your symptoms progress after taking this medication but return after 2 hours or longer, you may take a second tablet. Conversely, if your symptoms do not improve after taking this medication, do not take a second tablet before calling your doctor. Your doctor will inform you of the maximum amount of tablets you can take in 24 hours. Follow carefully the directions on your prescription label. Ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

What are the possible side effects of Almotriptan Malate?

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Sudden vision changes

What are the precautions in using Almotriptan Malate?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any allergies, medical history, or current medications.
  • This is not prescribed for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor first if it is already clearly needed.
  • Limit your alcoholic beverages while having treatment with this medication.
  • This may make you feel dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving or do anything that needs your alertness.
  • Do not use this drug past the expiration date.
  • Do not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • Do not take a dose of this medicine if you have taken other selective serotonin receptor agonists or ergot-type medications in the past 24 hours.
  • Inform your doctor if you ever had a stroke, angina, ischemic bowel disease, or angina.
  • If there is an overdose, call for medical help right away.
  • Keep this in a dry and clean place to avoid contamination.