Almotriptan 12.5mg Tablets

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Zomig Tablets

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Quantities 2.5mg
6 £39.99
12 £69.99

Zomig 5mg Nasal Spray (6 Pack)

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Quantities 5mg
6 Sprays £59.99
12 Sprays £110.99

Zolmitriptan 2.5mg Tablets

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Quantities 2.5mg
6 £34.99
12 £49.99

Sumatriptan Tablets (50mg & 100mg)

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Quantities 50mg
3 £5.89
6 £9.99
12 £18.99
18 £26.99
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6 £11.99
12 £20.99
18 £28.99

Rizatriptan 10mg Tablets

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Quantities 10mg
3 £14.99
6 £19.99
9 £26.99
12 £34.99

Imigran Nasal Spray

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Quantities 10mg
2 Sprays £38.99
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2 Sprays £39.99

Almotriptan 12.5mg Tablets

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Quantities 12.5mg
3 £13.49
6 £19.99
9 £26.99
12 £34.99

Migraitan 50mg Tablets

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Quantities 50mg

Vydura 75mg Tablets

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2 £49.99
4 £99.99
8 £149.99
16 £299.99
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Medication features

Almotriptan is a migraine medication, used to alleviate associated symptoms of headaches, nausea and light sensitivity. Take Almotriptan migraine medication as soon as your migraine occurs in order to effectively tackle symptoms. 

This pain-relieving medication works by thinning the brain’s blood vessels and blocking pain receptors associated with migraine headaches.

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  • Effective migraine pain relief treatment
  • 12.5mg tablets available
  • Quick migraine pain relief
  • Free online consultation is available
  • Next day delivery

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What is Almotriptan and how does it work?

Almotriptan is a migraine treatment that comes in tablet form and belongs to the triptan family of medicines. It is prescribed to adults and teenagers who suffer from acute migraines and is effective in treating migraine headache symptoms, including a throbbing or pulsing pain. People may be prescribed almotriptan when migraine headaches have not been relieved by standard painkillers such as paracetamol and aspirin.

The active ingredient of almotriptan is almotriptan malate. Each tablet contains 12.5 mg of almotriptan malate. Almotriptan is explicitly used to treat migraine headaches rather than prevent them. Almotriptan is not a treatment for cluster headaches.

Almotriptan is a selective receptor agonist which works by reducing the inflammatory response related to migraines. It does this by binding to the serotonin receptors in the brain’s blood vessels, causing the vessels to narrow. It is thought that Almotriptan may also relieve pain by affecting specific nerves in the brain.

By reducing inflammation and relieving pain, almotriptan can reduce symptoms of migraine headaches with or without aura (aura refers to sensory disturbances such as blind spots and flashes of light). Almotriptan doesn’t prevent the symptoms of migraine headaches and can only treat symptoms when they appear.

Almotriptan migraine medication alternatives

To buy migraine medication from an online pharmacy, you’ll need to complete an initial consultation that a pharmacist will use when determining which migraine medication you are best suited to. Almotriptan alternatives include:

  • Rizatriptan Tablets: Effective in easing migraines and symptoms such as pain, nausea, and visual disturbances
  • Sumatriptan Tablets: Popular for migraine relief, Sumatriptan, the generic version of Imigran, is well-known and widely used
  • Zolmitriptan Tablets: Specialised in treating acute migraine symptoms, Zolmitriptan tablets offer immediate relief but are not a preventive measure for future migraines
  • Zomig Tablets 2.5mg: Containing Zolmitriptan as the active ingredient, these tablets are proficient in managing migraines, including those with or without aura
  • Migraitan Tablets: Fast-acting relief for migraine attacks, containing Sumatriptan. Targets headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light/sound

Almotriptan Over The Counter Alternatives

See below for over-the-counter options that help with pain resulting from migraines. Consult a healthcare professional before combining with Almotriptan 12.5mg:

  • Paracetamol: Effective for headache relief, including migraines. Take two tablets every four hours, not exceeding four doses per day
  • Ibuprofen: Useful for mild to moderate pain, including migraines, and can complement paracetamol for better symptom management

Informational sources

If you’d like to find out more about Almotriptan tablets or migraines in general, we’ve compiled a list of additional resources below for you to take a look at:

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Almotriptan tablets dosage & directions of use

Available Forms and Strengths:

  • Almotriptan tablets are available in 12.5 mg doses

Initial Adult Dosage:

  • The standard adult dosage is one 12.5 mg tablet. It should be taken at the onset of migraine symptoms

Maximum Single Dose:

  • If symptoms persist or return after two hours, a second 12.5 mg tablet may be taken

24-Hour Limit:

  • Do not exceed two tablets (25 mg total) in a 24-hour period. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Almotriptan should be swallowed whole with water and taken with or without food. Avoid splitting, crushing, or chewing the tablets

Ingredients
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Almotriptan tablets ingredients 

Ingredients that make up Almotriptan tablets include:

Active Ingredient:

  • Almotriptan 12.5 mg (as almotriptan D,L-hydrogen malate)

Inactive Ingredients:

  • Mannitol (E-421)
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Povidone
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Sodium stearyl fumarate
  • Coating material:
  • Hypromellose
  • Titanium dioxide (E-171)
  • Macrogol 400
  • Carnauba wax

Side Effects
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Almotriptan side effects

Not everyone will experience side effects from almotriptan tablets, but it is possible.

Common side effects

The most common potential side effects of Almotriptan – which may affect up to one in ten people – are:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness or sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Uncommon side effects

Uncommon potential side effects – which may affect up to one in 100 people – include:

  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Heart palpitations
  • A tingling or prickling sensation in the skin
  • Numbness in the skin
  • Tinnitus (a ringing, squealing, roaring or clicking in the ears)
  • Muscle pain
  • Tight throat
  • Asthenia (feeling weak)
  • Dyspepsia (making digesting food uncomfortable)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain

If you experience any of these side effects, report them to your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from almotriptan are infrequent. If you notice any of the following signs, seek emergency medical attention:

  • A heart attack
  • Coronary vasospasm (spasm of the heart vessels)
  • Increased heart rate
  • An allergic reaction
  • Visual impairment
  • Seizure

Warnings
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Almotriptan warnings

Almotriptan is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18. The medicine may be unsuitable for you if you currently have or have a history of:

  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Severe hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Uncontrolled mild to moderate hypertension
  • A blood vessel disorder or another circulation problem
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Transient ischaemic attack (mini-stroke)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Liver disease

Almotriptan drug interactions

There are several potential interactions of almotriptan. You shouldn’t use another migraine medicine – including any others in the triptan class (e.g. eletriptan or rizatriptan) or ergot medicine (e.g. ergotamine or dihydroergotamine) – within 24 hours of taking almotriptan or 24 hours before you take almotriptan.


You should also tell your doctor if you are currently using or have used any of the following types of medicine in the last 14 days:

  • Medicine to treat depression
  • Medicine to prevent sickness or nausea
  • Medicine for a psychiatric disorder
  • Any narcotic medications
  • Ritonavir (an HIV treatment)
  • MAO inhibitors (a type of antidepressant)
  • Antifungal medicine

Patient Information Leaflet
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Almotriptan 12.5mg tablets Patient Information Leaflet
For more information on almotriptan, take a look at the patient information leaflet below:

Almotriptan 12.5mg Tablets FAQs
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Can you drink alcohol whilst taking Almotriptan?

You should avoid drinking alcohol when taking almotriptan. This is because using alcohol with certain medicines may cause interactions and make you more likely to experience potential side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness.

Almotriptan vs Sumatriptan, how do they match up?

Almotriptan and Sumatriptan, both part of the triptan class, are used to treat migraine symptoms by binding to serotonin receptors in the brain, thus reducing inflammation and narrowing blood vessels. Almotriptan is only available in 12.5 mg tablets, whereas Sumatriptan comes in 50 or 100 mg tablets, nasal sprays, and various injection forms. Studies indicate that both have similar efficacy in treating migraines.

Which is more effective, Almotriptan or Naratriptan?

Almotriptan and Naratriptan, belonging to the triptan class, work similarly in treating migraines by targeting serotonin receptors. Almotriptan is available in 12.5 mg tablets, while Naratriptan comes in 1 or 2.5 mg tablets. Almotriptan has a faster onset but may lead to higher recurrence and side effects. In contrast, Naratriptan acts slower, potentially reducing side effects and recurrence due to its longer duration of action.

Can You Buy Almotriptan Over the Counter?

In the UK, Almotriptan tablets are unavailable over the counter and require a prescription from a doctor or pharmacist. Once prescribed, they can be purchased online from Cloud Pharmacy, which offers an easy consultation process, electronic prescription, and discreet next-day delivery service.

How effective is Almotriptan?

Almotriptan is generally considered effective in treating migraine symptoms. It works well for many individuals, especially when taken at the onset of a migraine attack. Its effectiveness can vary based on individual response and the severity of the migraine.

How does Almotriptan compare to other triptans?

Almotriptan, like other triptans, is effective in treating migraines. It is similar in mechanism but may differ in onset time, duration of action, and side effects compared to other triptans. Some individuals find almotriptan more effective or better tolerated than other triptans.

What does Almotriptan do to you?

Almotriptan helps relieve migraine symptoms by narrowing blood vessels in the brain and reducing inflammation. This action alleviates symptoms like throbbing headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound associated with migraines.

What class of drug is Almotriptan?

Almotriptan belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. Triptans are specifically used to treat migraine headaches by affecting serotonin (a neurotransmitter) levels in the brain.

Can Almotriptan be taken daily?

Almotriptan is not intended for daily use as a preventive medication. It is meant to be taken as needed at the onset of a migraine attack. Using almotriptan or any triptan too frequently can lead to medication overuse headaches.

Is Almotriptan an anti-inflammatory?

Almotriptan is not classified as a traditional anti-inflammatory drug like NSAIDs. However, it does reduce inflammation associated with migraines by its action on serotonin receptors and blood vessels in the brain. This anti-inflammatory effect is specific to the mechanisms of migraine headaches.

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