Home | Links | Contact Us | Top 50 | News | Bookmark
Find a drug:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   #  


Health Discussion Forum

 Please Help!! Does this sound like a normal bruise OR something else ?
I'm sorry, I know I already asked this, but I'm still not sure, and am in MORE pain today.
Okay so it happened yesterday morning in swim practice, i was getting out of the pool and ...


 burnt finger ???? please help !?
i just burnt my finger making brownies !
do you guys know any remedies to make it better ?...


 What's the best way to hurt someone badly?
I wanna hurt this girl really bad.. >.< Not like hitting, like with words, I wanna make her cry

Listen, i have great reasons so please do not answer me saying things like 'why ...


 im sick and i dont know what i am sick from?
For the past 5 days i have had a pain in my left side of my head and it does not hurt unless i cough or turn the wrong way... the pain is going from my head down to my shoulder and across to my right ...


 Please help about period pains
Hi thanks to all for helping. when i get my period it hurts a lot and it feels like knifes are going though my stomach! how can i stop it hurting so much? i know midol and i take that, keeping your ...


 can i take expired throat relief spray?
i have a half bottle of western family brand sore throat relief spray that expired june of this year. is it safe to take? my throat is killing me.
Additional Details
so i called ...


 my friend is having bad abdominal pains, can anyone help?
today after we ate at a pizza buffet, she said her stomach hurt. not like food poison hurt. i assumed it was gas. i had a stabbing pain in my side about an hour after we ate, but mine was gas.i knew ...


 knee pain!! what does that mean?
my knee has been very painful it just randomly started hurting. i havnt had an trauma to it so i dont know why it hurts?? what could be wrong? maybe tumor?...


 My legs hurt when I put pressure on them!!!!?
I'm 13 and my legs (knees and under) have been hurting when I put pressure on them and walk. I've been excersing everyday (Pump it up aeroburn). my legs really hurt will it get worse should ...


 why do I wake up all the time with a really hurtful stiff neck? How do I make it go away?
All of a sudden within the past month I keep getting really bad stiff necks over night, I havent changed anything (pillow, bed) and I'm sleeping pretty comfortably, Why is this happening? What ...



Drug Guide    A   Almotriptan Malate

  Prescription drug information   Post your opinion about this drug  

   Almotriptan Malate

Almotriptan Malate
Oral


Almotriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headaches, pain and other symptoms of migraines, including sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, and vomiting. Prompt treatment allows you to get back to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Almotriptan does not prevent future migraines or reduce how often you may get a headache.Almotriptan belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. It affects a certain natural chemical (serotonin) that constricts blood vessels in the brain. It may also block other pain pathways in the brain.

 
no rating
No Rating Yet
No Reviews | Post your opinion
 Almotriptan Malate images:

OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions
Almotriptan Malate

Uses
Almotriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headaches, pain and other symptoms of migraines, including sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, and vomiting. Prompt treatment allows you to get back to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Almotriptan does not prevent future migraines or reduce how often you may get a headache.Almotriptan belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. It affects a certain natural chemical (serotonin) that constricts blood vessels in the brain. It may also block other pain pathways in the brain.
Notes
  • Take this medication only as needed when a migraine occurs, as directed by your doctor.
  • This medication should not be taken on a regular schedule.
  • Never increase your dose of this medication or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.Certain foods/beverages or food additives (e.g., red wine, cheese, chocolate, monosodium glutamate) as well as some lifestyle patterns (e.g., irregular eating/sleeping habits, stress) may bring about a migraine headache.
  • Avoiding these "triggers" may help decrease the frequency of migraine headaches.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using almotriptan and each time you get a refill.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.Take this medication by mouth at the first sign of a migraine, or as directed by your doctor.
  • It may be taken with or without food.
  • Do not take almotriptan to prevent a migraine.
  • If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take any more doses of this medication before talking to your doctor.If your symptoms are only partly relieved, or if your headache comes back, you may take a second dose after 2 hours or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not take more than 2 doses in a 24-hour period.If you have never taken this medication before and you have risk factors for heart disease (see Precautions), you may be advised to take your first dose in your doctor's office in order to monitor for rare but serious heart problems (e.g., heart attack).Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Side Effects
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, sensations of tingling/numbness/prickling, or dry mouth may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Chest/jaw/neck tightness can commonly occur shortly after using almotriptan.
  • Only rarely are these signs of a serious condition.
  • However, you may not be able to tell this apart from a serious reaction related to a lack of blood flow to the heart, brain or other parts of the body.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if any of these unlikely but very serious (rarely fatal) side effects occur: chest pain, jaw/left arm pain, fainting, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, vision changes, weakness on one side of the body, confusion, slurred speech, sudden or severe stomach/abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: blue fingers/toes/nails, cold sensation of hands/feet, hearing changes, mental/mood changes.This medication may rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome.
  • The risk increases when this medication is taken with certain other drugs such as other "triptans" used to treat migraine headaches (e.g., sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), certain antidepressants including SSRIs (e.g., citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine) and NSRIs (e.g., duloxetine, venlafaxine), or a certain drug to treat obesity (sibutramine).
  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you take any of these medications.
  • Serotonin syndrome may be more likely when you start or increase the dose of any of these medications.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop some of the following symptoms: hallucinations, unusual restlessness, loss of coordination, fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, high fever, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitchy muscles.In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • See also How to Use section.Before taking almotriptan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other triptan migraine drugs; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be taken if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have a history of: heart disease (e.g., chest pain, heart attack), decreased blood flow in the brain (e.g., stroke, transient ischemic attack), blood circulation disease (e.g., ischemic bowel disease), uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension), certain types of headaches (hemiplegic or basilar migraine).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain blood circulation disorders (e.g., Raynaud's disease), kidney problems, liver problems.Tell your doctor if you have the following risk factors for heart disease: diabetes, family history of heart disease, high blood pressure (controlled), high cholesterol, overweight, smoker, female after menopause, male over age 40.If you are at high risk for heart disease, your doctor may want to check your heart before prescribing almotriptan.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be taken with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: sibutramine.If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before using almotriptan.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, paroxetine), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove almotriptan from your body (such as azole antifungals including ketoconazole and itraconazole, macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin, protease inhibitors such as ritonavir).If you also take any ergotamine medication (e.g., dihydroergotamine or methysergide) or any other "triptan" drugs (e.g., zolmitriptan, sumatriptan), you will need to separate your almotriptan dose from your dose of these other medications in order to lessen the chance of serious side effects.
  • Ask you doctor how long you should wait between your doses of these drugs.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., amitriptyline, chlorpromazine, risperidone, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.

Add a Rating - Post your opinion about this drug

Post your opinion about Almotriptan Malate
Ratings Legend
5 Stars = Excellent      4 Stars = Good      3 Stars = Average      2 Stars = Fair      1 Star   = Poor
* Required Fieldpoorexcellent
*Satisfaction
Low adverse Reactions
Healing Power
No dependency problems
Cost-Benefit

*Why were you taking Almotriptan Malate ?

Briefly describe any side effects you experienced:


Additional Comments about Almotriptan Malate :


*Your gender:  male    female  
*Your age:   

Location :

*Length of time taking drug?
(use "comments" for other time length)

Email (optional):  


Posting rules
  • Please no foul language
  • English only
  • No commercial advertising
  • No SPAM. No pyramid schemes of any kind
  • Read before you post.
  • No ALL CAPS, they are considered impolite

If you don't follow the above rules, your post will be probably deleted.





CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Large Text
Archive: All drugs - Links - Forum - Forum - Forum - Medical Topics
Drug3k does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 0.004
Copyright (c) 2013 Drug3k Monday, March 16, 2015
Terms of use - Privacy Policy