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Almotriptan

Information

Uses

Almotriptan 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. Almotriptan works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.

Common side effects

Neck pain, Dizziness, Sensation of heaviness, Sleepiness, Weakness, Throat pain, Dry mouth, Jaw pain, Nausea, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Warm sensation

Available Medicine

  • ₹176 to ₹336
    MSN Laboratories
    2 variant(s)
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    Eigen Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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 as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Almotriptan, it can cause new and worse headaches.

Frequently asked questions

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

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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.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)