Axert is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute migraine headaches with or without aura in people 12 and older. Axert is also known by its drug name, Almotriptan.
Axert is a triptan. Triptans are believed to work by constricting blood vessels and reducing inflammation.
How do I take it?
Axert is generally taken once or twice a day.
Axert comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Axert lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, “pins and needles” tingling sensation, nausea, and vomiting.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Axert include decreased blood pressure, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding), serotonin syndrome, medication overuse headache, ischemia (insufficient blood supply) to the heart, spleen, or gastrointestinal system, and sensation of tightness, heaviness, or pressure in the chest, throat, jaw, neck, or other body parts.
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