Generic Name: Almotriptan
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
Start taking this medicine as soon as you develop symptoms.
Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.
This medicine should be used after a migraine headache starts. It should not be used to prevent a migraine headache.
If your headache improves but does not completely disappear after taking this medicine, you may need a second dose.
If you need to take a second dose, wait at least 2 hours after taking your first dose.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take more than 2 pills in a day.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.
If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- dizziness or drowsiness
- dry mouth
- high blood pressure
- skin tingling, burning or prickly feeling
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe or persistent abdominal pain
- chest pain
- worsening chest pain or crushing feeling
- changes in memory, mood, or thinking
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
- high fever
- pale, blue or cold fingers, toes or nails
- cold hands or feet
- hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
- hearing loss
- rapid heartbeat
- mood changes
- shortness of breath
- symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
- severe or persistent vomiting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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