Janssen Pharmaceutica | Axert (Medication)
Axert/almotriptan tablets are indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. Axert tablets are indicated for the acute treatment of migraine headache pain in adolescents age 12 to 17 years with a history of migraine attacks with or without aura usually lasting 4 hours or more (when untreated). In adolescents age 12-17 years, efficacy of Axert on migraine associated symptoms (nausea, photophobia and phonophobia) was not established. It belongs to a class of drugs called triptans, a common therapy for acute migraines.
Axert is not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine….
Axert: Side Effects
The most common Axert side effects in adolescents are dizziness, sleepiness, headache, tingling sensation, nausea and vomiting.
The most common Axert side effects in adults are nausea, sleepiness, tingling sensation, headache, and dry mouth.
If you experience symptoms such as confusion, sweating, flushing, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, muscle weakness, poor balance, or worsening headache, contact your doctor immediately.
Contact your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of pain, tightness, pressure, or heaviness in your chest, throat, neck, or jaw, shortness of breath, weakness, or slurring of speech, if you experience abdominal pain or bloody diarrhea, or if your fingers or toes become cold or discolored. In very rare cases, serious heart problems have occurred in patients without known heart disease….
You should not take this medication if you have heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure or have ever had heart disease. If you have risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, family history of heart attack, menopause, or are a male over 40 years of age).
Before using this medication tell your doctor if you have had a stroke of any type or any transient ischemic attacks, or if you have circulation (blood flow) problems.
Axert, like other triptans, may be associated with a potentially life-threatening condition mainly when taken together with other drugs. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….