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Almogran (almotriptan) 12.5mg Tablets

What is Almogran?

Almogran tablets contain an active ingredient called almotriptan. This is classed as a “5HT1 agonist”; this group of medicines are also known as “triptans”. Almogran is available on prescription for the treatment of headaches associated with migraines. It treats the symptoms effectively, but it does not prevent migraines from happening in advance, and it shouldn’t be taken preventatively.

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How to use Almogran

It’s important to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using Almogran.

The dose is one tablet, taken with liquid, as soon as possible after your migraine headache starts. However it can still be effective if you take it at a later stage of the headache. It doesn’t matter if you take it with or without food. If you have another headache, a second tablet can be taken if the headache comes back within 24 hours; but you should not take the second tablet within 2 hours of the first tablet, or more than 2 tablets in any 24 hour period.

Is Almogran suitable for me?

There are some situations where Almogran, like all medicines, should be used with caution or would not be recommended, for example in people aged under 18 or over 65; people who have now (or who have had in the past) heart problems including stroke, transient ischaemic attack, angina, heart attack, or uncontrolled high blood pressure; people with liver problems, and people who are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients.

Some people with risk factors for heart disease may not be suitable for treatment with Almogran Tablets, for example people who are heavy smokers or who use nicotine replacement therapies, especially when they are women after the menopause or men over 40, or where there is a strong family history of heart disease.

During your consultation, it is important to tell us if you are taking any other medicines, either from your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy without a prescription. Almogran can cause problems if taken with certain other medicines, including some other medicines for migraines (methysergide, ergotamine, other triptans), some antidepressant medicines (MAOI’s, and also SSRI’s and SNRI’s, which may also be prescribed for anxiety), or St John’s Wort supplements.

It is important to mention during the consultation if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed.

If it doesn’t work for you, tell the doctor because a different treatment might be better.

It’s very important to give a full picture of your general health in the consultation, to make sure the doctor has all the information required to assess the suitability of Almogran for you.

Almogran side effects

Like all medicines, Almogran can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Side effects that are considered to be common include dizziness, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting. Other less common side effects can include headaches, tinnitus, diarrhoea, indigestion, dry mouth, and pain in the muscles, bones, or chest.

If you experience these you should stop using Almogran and talk to your doctor.

For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient information leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. The leaflet can also be viewed online here:
http://xpil.medicines.org.uk/viewpil.aspx?docid=21584