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Axert (Almotriptan Malate)and/or alternatives
Axert 12.5mg from $10.22 USD/tabletAxert 12.5mg
Marketed as Almogran in European Union
Manufactured by: Almirall Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Axert 6.25mg from $16.89 USD/tabletAxert 6.25mg
Manufactured by: McNeil Consumer Healthcare (of J&J Inc)
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription RequiredCurrently Unavailable
Almotriptan 6.25mg from $4.97 USD/tabletAlmotriptan 6.25mg
Generic Alternative to Axert
Marketed as Almotan in India
Manufactured by: MSN
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Almotriptan 6.25mg is currently unavailable from India
Basic Information On Axert
Axert is used for the treatment of headaches due to migraine attacks in adults and in adolescents with a minimum age of 12 years. This drug comes in a tablet form and is used for treating headaches that have already begun. This drug acts on the blood vessels that are around the brain and does not affect any other vessels/arteries. When you take Axert during the mild stage of a migraine attack, the drug gives you optimum results, by reducing the pain. It also reduces the other effects of a migraine such as, light-hypersensitivity (photo-phobia), sound-hypersensitivity (phono-phobia), vomiting and nausea. Axert is the only derivative of triptan in an oral drug form, which is used for the treatment for migraine induced headaches.
Precautions / Side Effects for Axert
Almotriptan has some common side effects. These include dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and sweating. You must inform your physician if you experience serious side effects with the Axert drug such as neck pain, chest pain or a numb feeling in the hand or feet. Other rare or unlikely side effects of brand or generic Axert include heart-burn, rash, mood-change, swelling without any reason but these issues are not reported often. Axert must be taken only when the diagnosis is clear and the problem is identified as a migraine, with aura or without aura.
While administering Almotriptan, make sure that you take a maximum of 2 tablets in 24-hours. You must only take this drug under the supervision of a doctor especially if you have any cardio-vascular disease or heart problem, high blood-pressure or cholesterol and liver or kidney problems. Also inform your doctor if you are diabetic, overweight or if you smoke or are pregnant. Your doctor needs to know if you have had a hysterectomy or are going through menopause (in women) and if you are on any other medications, like anti-depressants. In any of these conditions, the dosage may be adjusted by your physician as required. Try to avoid brand or generic Axert if you are allergic to triptan derivatives.
The recommended dosage of Axert for adults and children in the age group of 12 to 17 years is 6.25 mg to 12.5 mg. The dosage of 12.5 mg is reported to be more effective in adults. Your doctor will prescribe the dosage depending on your response to the medicine and your tolerance level. If your headache is relieved after the initial dose of Axert but returns after some time, you may repeat the dose after 2 hours. The success of the second dose has not been established in clinical trials. You should not exceed the maximum daily dosage above 25 mg.
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You can buy Axert in two doses, 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg in tablet form. North Drug Store assures quick service and confidentiality on each and every order of Axert.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.