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Axert 6.25 mg
almotriptan
Product:
Axert
Strength:
6,25 mg
Pack Size:
6 tablet(s)
Manufacturer:
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
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Related Names and/or Equivalents

Generic names

  • Almotriptan

Brand names

  • Axert

 

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General Information About Axert®

Axert is the trade name of a prescription drug containing almotriptan as the active component.

Almotriptan is a found in a class of drugs called triptans and is used in the treatment of acute (intense) migraines attacks without or with aura, it is not use as a prophylactic treatment for migraines. Axert is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Axert is available in pack size of 6 tablets. The tablets are whitish, circular, biconvex and coated tablets with the figure “2080” imprinted in red.

Active Ingredient

Almotriptan like most triptans has specific affinity for serotonin receptors (chemical in the brain), almotriptan causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels (cranial) in the brain and thus impacts on the redistribution of blood flow, leading to reduced blood flow in extra cerebral and increased cerebral blood flow in cranial vessels. A single dose of almotriptan has a huge effect on the cranial blood vessels but it has no effect on heart rate, or blood pressure in elderly and young people, however larger doses do have an effect.

 

Conditions Treated by Axert

Almotriptan is used in the treatment of;

  • Acute (intense) migraines attacks

 

Related Generic/brand names Axert

There are no approved generic brands of almotriptan approved by the FDA for use in USA.

 

Indications and Dosage Information for Axert

Adults and adolescent age (12-17)

The recommended dose of Axert is 6.25 mg to 12.5 mg, the choice of dose should be made on an individual basis, because people tend to vary in their response to the doses consumed.

A dose can be repeated after two hours if the headache returns.

The max daily dose should not exceed 25 mg and almotriptan should not be used to treat more than four migraine attacks within 30 days.

 

Side effects

Axert like all other drugs may exhibit some side effects, these side effects may range from mild (normally disappear) to severe (stop its use when the severe cases appear). Below is a list of some side affects you may experience with Axert use.

Note: This list may not be complete therefore you should report any new experience or feeling occurring after the use of Axert.

  • Headache
  • Abdominal cramp or pain
  • Asthenia
  • Chills
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rigid neck
  • Fever
  • Photosensitivity reaction
  • Vasodilation
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypertension and Syncope
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Increased thirst
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Myalgia
  • Dizziness and Somnolence
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo
  • Anxiety
  • Hypoesthesia
  • Restlessness
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Diaphoresis
  • Nausea

Warnings and Precautions

Contraindications

  • Axert is contraindicated in patients with a history or who are hypersensitive to almotriptan or any of the ingredients used in the formulation.
  • Axert should not be used in patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraine.
  • Axert should not be used within 24 hours of using other triptans (drugs in the same category).
  • Do not use in patients that have uncontrolled hypertension.
  • Do not use Axert in patients with peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Do not use Axert in patient’s stroke or any ischemic attacks.

Precautions

The use of Axert has been associated with an increased risk of Myocardial Infarction and other Cardiac Events, pressure in the chest sensations of pain, tightness, throat, neck, and jaw.

Axert should be used with caution in patients with a hepatic and renal impairments.

Axert should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to sulfonamides.

The use of Axert has been associated with increase blood pressure, use with caution.

Development of serotonin syndrome may develop.

Drug Interactions

Taking Axert with certain drugs can either potentiate their effects in the body or nullify them, it may affect the manner in which these drugs work or vice versa. Therefore you should know the medicines you take and always remember to tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you are prescribed new medicine. Below are examples of medicines that may interact Axert when used together.

  • Dihydroergotamine
  • Methylsergide
  • Fluoxetine
  • Verapamil
  • Propranolol
  • Ketoconazole
  • sumatriptan,
  • Imitrex,
  • Maxalt,
  • Rzatriptan,
  • Relpax,
  • Zomig

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is “Axert”?

Axert is an FDA approved drug, used in the treatment of Acute (intense) migraines attacks.

 

How does Axert work?

Axert works by attaching itself to certain areas in the brain regulates its actions and thus leading to vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in the brain, then causing a reduction in the flow of blood in the cranial vessels thereby helping to stop migraines.

How to store Axert.

Store away from direct sunlight and heat.

Store at room temperature between 15˚C-30˚C.

Do not store in a humid place (bathroom).

Keep in a well closed container.

Keep out of the reach of children.

What is main “related medical condition”?

Treatment of Acute (intense) migraines attacks.

Where can I buy Axert

You can buy Axert from us with a valid prescription.

Is there an alternative generic/brand medication to Axert?

There are no approved generic brands of almotriptan approved by the FDA for use in USA.

Is Axert called differently in Canada than the USA?

NO it is not called by a different name.

How and when to take Axert?

Adults and adolescent age (12-17)

The recommended dose of Axert is 6.25 mg to 12.5 mg, the choice of dose should be made on individual doses, because people tend to vary in their response to the doses consumed.

A dose can be repeated after two hours if the headache returns.

The max daily dose should not exceed 25 mg and almotriptan should not be used to treat more than four migraine within 30 days.

Why do doctors prescribe Axert?

For the treatment of acute (intense) migraines attacks.

What if I overdose on Axert?

If you accidentally overdose on Axert, seek immediate medical advice or call the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

Antidote: in cases of overdose, the stomach most be emptied as soon as possible by inducing vomiting, activated charcoal may also be used.

What if I miss a doses of Axert?

Axert should only be taken as needed, therefore the chances of missing a dose are rare. However two doses should not be taken within two hours of each other.

 

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