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ALMOTAN 12.5 MG TABLET

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Composition for ALMOTAN

Almotriptan(12.5 mg)

food interaction for ALMOTAN

alcohol interaction for ALMOTAN

pregnancy interaction for ALMOTAN

lactation interaction for ALMOTAN

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Almotan 12.5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Almotan 12.5 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALMOTAN

Almotriptan(12.5 mg)

Uses

Almotan 12.5 mg tablet is used in acute attack of migraine.

How it works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. A Almotan 12.5 mg tablet works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Itching, Urticaria, Shortness of breath, Bloody diarrhea, Blue colour of skin, Fainting, Dizziness, Weakness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Headache, Altered heart rate, Nausea, Sleepiness, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Facial swelling, Throat swelling, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Vomiting, Heaviness

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Expert advice for ALMOTAN

  • To relieve migraine as soon as possible, take Almotriptan as soon as the headache begins. 
  • Lying down in a quiet and dark room for a while after you use Almotriptan may help to relieve the migraine. 
  • Take Almotriptan only as prescribed by the doctor. Using too much Almotriptan may increase the chances of side effects. 
  • Notify your doctor if your migraine headaches are occurring more often, than before you started using Almotriptan.
  • Notify your doctor if you have used Almotriptan for at least three consecutive months.
  • Avoid driving after taking <med_name > as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness. 
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    Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Almotriptan, it can cause new and worse headaches.
     
     
     
     
     

Frequently asked questions for ALMOTAN

Almotriptan

Q.Is almotriptan a narcotic?
No. Almotriptan is not a narcotic

Q.What is almotriptan malate?
Almotriptan malate is a salt form of almotriptan

Q.Can I take paracetamol with almotriptan?
There is no known interaction between almotriptan and paracetamol. However, this does not confirm that it is safe to take these drugs together. Always follow doctor's advice on use of these medicines together

Q.How long does almotriptan take to work?
Almotriptan action starts soon after consuming the medicine, and reaches its peak level within 1 to 3 hours.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)