Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet

Manufactured byMsn Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsAlmotriptan
Description

Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet is used to reduce the symptoms of a migraine headache. It inhibits the substances that cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. It does not help in the prevention and reduction of frequent attacks of a migraine headache.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet

Almogril 12.5 mg Tablet
Lupin Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet

  • Chest pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart beat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Ear pain
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Bloody diarrhea

Uses of Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Migraine
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to almotriptan.

Cardiovascular Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Cerebrovascular Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of cerebrovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Peripheral vascular diseases

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of peripheral vascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Uncontrolled hypertension

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of uncontrolled hypertension due to the increased risk of a very high blood pressure.

Hemiplegic or basilar migraine

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of a hemiplegic migraine or a basilar migraine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.
General warnings

Chest, throat, and neck tightness

This medicine should be used with caution due to an increased risk of side effects such as tightness of chest, throat, and neck. Any such symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Drowsiness

It is recommended that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience drowsiness while taking this medicine.

Use in pediarics

The safety and efficacy of this medicine are not established for patients under the age of 12 years.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Fluoxetine

Ketoconazole

Ondansetron

Dihydroergotamine

Naratriptan

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of serious and life-threatening reactions. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases or active kidney diseases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Almotan 12.5 mg Tablet works by constricting the dilated blood vessels in the brain. It also helps in stopping the pain signals from being sent to the brain and blocking the release of natural substances which cause pain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antimigraine agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00918

Almotriptan: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

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[Internet]. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/21973

DailyMed - ALMOTRIPTAN MALATE- almotriptan tablet, film coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=35617039-9f33-401b-bac3-8f85c65fa2c7
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