almotriptan - oral, Axert
GENERIC NAME: ALMOTRIPTAN - ORAL (AL-moe-TRIP-tan)
BRAND NAME(S): Axert
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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