Axert and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Axert 6.25mg and/or Equivalents||Almotriptan, Axert, Mylan-Almotriptan|
|Axert 12.5mg and/or Equivalents||Almotriptan, Mylan-Almotriptan|
Axert tablets are a form of oral medication that contain almotriptan malate. Almotriptan malate is a whitish, yellowish crystalline powder that is soluble in water. The oral tablet contains between 6 to 12 mg of almotriptan. Tablets are therefore sold either in small 6 mg sizes or 12 mg sizes. Other inactive ingredients like mannitol, povidone, sodium, iron oxide, cellulose, titanium dioxide and sodium fumarate are also present. The tablet is usually white-yellow in colour.
Conditions Treated by the Axert
Axert tablets are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from migraine headaches. It is used to treat both children (above the age of 12) and adults. Children and adolescents are usually prescribed smaller 6 mg doses. Typically, Axert is a headache medicine. People suffer from headaches due to various reasons. Lack of sleep, insufficient food or stress can lead to headaches. However, Axert is usually only prescribed when migraine has been identified to be the root cause of the problem. The medicine works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. This helps reduce other symptoms related to common headaches or migraines like nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Axert can only be used to treat headaches after they begin. It is not used or prescribed to stop future headaches or reduce the number of migraine attacks in a patient.
Axert Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
Axert is used to treat people who suffer from migraine headaches. However, it is used to heal a headache only once it begins. Typically, patients should not take more than 2 tablets within 24 hours. If the headache doesn’t stop after taking one tablet, a patient can be administered another tablet after 2 hours, but never more than 2 tablets within 24 hours. This medicine is not known to stop the future occurrence of a headache and therefore cannot be used regularly.
b.) Missing a dose
Axert is not prescribed for regular use since it doesn’t help stop future headaches. When a patient suffers from a headache, Axert is administered to stop the headache. If the headache shows no sign of improvement within 2 hours then another tablet is administered. Since it is not normally used as a prescription pill, patients cannot miss a dose. However, if a patient has been advised to take a 2nd tablet and forgets to do so, it may result in severe physical weakness and increased pain. This may lead to severe problems. Under normal circumstances, if a patient’s symptoms do not show any sign of improvement then a higher dose may need to be administered or a new medicine may need to be used.
It is not advisable to take more than 2 tablets on the same day. If your headache is very severe and you have more than 2 tablets within a 24 hour period, you may face other problems like blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in breathing and confusion. If you have more than 2 tablets you must contact your doctor immediately. An overdose of Axert in patients suffering from heart problems may prove to be fatal. Furthermore, consuming more than 2 tablets within a 24 hour period can result in other health problems like fluctuations in blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, uncontrolled vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, fainting and confusion. If a patient consumes more than 2 tablets within 24 hours, they may need to be pumped.
You should always be sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in Axert. It is best to test the drug or ingredients before using it. Axert is a strong medicine that is used to treat headaches instantly. If you consume a tablet and experience an allergic reaction, it may turn out to be serious. If you have a history of heart disease, blood pressure or circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart, liver or kidney problems then it is best to avoid using Axert. Presence of other illnesses like diabetes, menopause, obesity, high cholesterol, etc may also affect use of Axert. If you are on anti-depressants then the use of Axert may lead to changes in mood and hallucinations. It is best to avoid using Axert while you are on anti-depressants. If you are on any other medication for other ailments, it is always better to inform your doctor before taking Axert. The ingredients in other medicines may affect the role of Axert in healing your headache.
Axert Side Effects
Sometimes, the ingredients in a medicine may lead to certain side effects. These side effects are not necessarily dangerous or serious. Use of Axert may result in allergic reactions. If you experience sudden hives, trouble in breathing, sudden swelling of the throat, tongue or lips then you may need immediate medical attention. If the symptoms disappear after a few hours then it may not be serious. However if they last for more than a day, you will require a change in medication. After consuming Axert, if you experience any joint or muscle pain, feeling of tightness in your jaw and neck, chest pain or heavy feeling, you will need to contact your doctor immediately. Minor side effects like nausea, vomiting, sweating, numbness and weakness may just be signs that the body is getting used to the medication. Some other severe side effects that require medical attention are:
- Stomach pain or diarrhea
- Problems with vision, speech and balance
- Change in colour of fingers and toes
- Agitation, fever, confusion and fainting
Other mild side effects that do not require any medical attention are – dry mouth, heavy feeling in some part of the body, dizziness and drowsiness, tingling of the skin etc. Patients may experience different kinds of side effects with every new medicine. If you experience any other physical discomfort not listed above, do not hesitate to contact your doctor. Sometimes, a medicine may react differently in your body and lead to side effects other than the ones mentioned above.
Axert Drug Interactions
Axert typically reacts with agonists, ketoconazole, potent inhibitor and serotonin inhibitors
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.