Almotriptan indications and usage

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AXERT® FDA Package Insert
Indications and Usage
Dosage and Administration
Dosage Forms and Strengths
Warnings and Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Clinical Pharmacology
Nonclinical Toxicology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied/Storage and Handling
Patient Counseling Information
Labels and Packages
Clinical Trials on Almotriptan

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Pratik Bahekar, MBBS [2]

Indications and Usage

Almotriptan is a 5HT1B/1D receptor agonist (triptan) indicated for:

  • Acute treatment of migraine attacks in adults with a history of migraine with or without aura
  • Acute treatment of migraine headache pain in adolescents age 12 to 17 years with a history of migraine with or without aura, and who have migraine attacks usually lasting 4 hours or more

Important limitations

  • Use only after a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established
  • In adolescents age 12 to 17 years, efficacy of Almotriptan on migraine-associated symptoms was not established
  • Not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine
  • Not indicated for the treatment of cluster headache