Almogran

Almotriptan

Almogran is a tablet used for migraine relief, marketed in the UK by Almirall. The active ingredient, almotriptan, emulates the effect of serotonin and reduces swelling in blood vessels in the brain.

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PLEASE NOTE: This treatment is not available through our online pharmacy service. This page is for information only. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to the condition(s) this medication treats, we strongly recommend that you see your GP in person.
Description

Description

Part of the triptan group of painkillers, Almogran has been developed specifically to work on the symptoms of migraines. It should be taken as soon as you notice the onset of an attack, though it will also be effective if taken in the later stages of the migraine. Almogran is marketed by Almirall and you can buy it online with a prescription from our UK based pharmacy.

  1. Effective tryptamine-based treatment
  2. Offers targeted treatment of symptoms
  3. Easy to swallow, film coated tablets

Migraines are a common and debilitating condition, and can involve a number of stages and symptoms. A migraine attack, as well as being characterised by a throbbing headache on one side or front of the head, is also accompanied by vomiting, nausea and extreme sensitivity to visual and aural stimulation.

Between ten and thirty per cent of those who get migraines experience a migraine with aura, where the headache is preceded by common signifiers which usually last less than an hour. The individual sees shapes, dots, lines or sparkles, and has sensations of vertigo, dizziness or pins and needles. Less frequently, no headache follows theses disturbances.

No-one quite knows what the exact causes of migraines are, but a hereditary link has been established, with about half of people experiencing them having a close family member who is also affected. They are thought to be brought on by changes to the chemical makeup and size of blood vessels around the brain. These changes appear to be triggered by several possible factors, for example: a change in caffeine intake; tiredness or lack of sleep; a change of routine; or drinking red wine.

Almogran is a triptan painkiller, which is a type used particularly to relieve the symptoms of migraines. The active ingredient of Almogran is almotriptan, which is known as a selective serotonin receptor agonist. It imitates the actions of serotonin and works the receptors in the brain, causing affected blood vessels to return to their normal size, therefore alleviating the headache.

If you are having symptoms for the first time, or have not taken migraine medication before, we advise that you see your GP in person for further advice on suitable treatments.

We know how distressing a migraine can be, so we make it easy to buy or renew your prescription for Almogran online. Once you have completed a quick medical assessment, one of our certified doctors will pass your request to our UK based pharmacy to be dispensed and your medicine will then be delivered within one working day to your home.

Page last reviewed:  Wednesday, Oct 18 2017
Directions

Directions

You are advised to read the directions on the patient information leaflet before taking this item, and follow closely any instructions given to you by the practitioner who prescribed the treatment.

  1. Take as directed.
  2. Almogran should only be taken with the onset of a migraine, and should not be used as a preventative measure.
  3. Take one tablet with water as soon as symptoms become apparent. If that is not possible, almogran is still effective when taken at a later stage.
  4. If symptoms do not recede, you should not take another tablet for that attack.
  5. Should you get another migraine within 24 hours, you may take another tablet, but you should leave at least two hours between your first and second tablet.
  6. Do not take more that two tablets in a 24 hour period.
  7. You should not take more than one tablet in any 24 hour period if you have a serious kidney disease.
  8. Do not take more than one tablet at a time to make up for a missed dose.
  9. Almogran should not be taken by anyone under the age of 18.
  10. If you take more Almogran tablets than you should, seek immediate medical advice.

These directions are intended as a brief overview of the use of this item. Please read the patient information leaflet in full before using Almogran.

Download Almogran patient information leaflet

 

Page last reviewed:  Wednesday, Oct 18 2017
Side effects & Warnings

Side Effects

You may not have any side effects from this treatment, but you should be aware of what they are so you know what course of action to take if you do. You should stop taking Almogran and see a doctor right away if you experience pains in your chest, or a tight sensation in your chest or throat, or any other symptoms similar to a heart attack.

Common (1 in 10 people or less):

Drowsiness, dizzy spells, fatigue, nausea, or being sick.

Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):

Indigestion, pins and needles, tinnitus, headaches, diarrhoea, heart palpitations, dry mouth, tightness of the throat muscles, pain in the muscles, chest, or bones, or feeling weak.

Rare (1 in 1,000 people or less):

Accelerated heart rate, spasming cardiac blood vessels, heart attack.

Frequency unknown:

Allergic and anaphylactic reactions, seizures, intestinal vasospasm leading to damage of the intestines, visual disturbances.

This list of side effects is intended as a guide and is not exhaustive. You should read your patient information leaflet for a more inclusive list.

Warnings

Taking it with other medicines

When completing your online consultation, you should make every effort to tell us about other medicines you are currently taking, in case they can interact with your prescribed treatment, hinder its performance or cause severe side effects. Medicines that may do this include antidepressants, other migraine remedies and herbal therapies containing St John’s Wort.

Conditions to look out for

Almogran is not a suitable treatment if you have or have had any of the following: heart attack or other heart condition; chest pains; stroke; severe hypertension; high blood pressure which is not being managed; a severe liver disease; narrowed or obstructed blood vessels in the legs or arms (peripheral vascular disease); or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Special care should be taken if you have ever been affected by the following medical conditions: a type of migraine which has not yet been diagnosed; headaches which are different from the ones you normally experience; increased risk of heart disease; a severe liver condition; a mild or moderate kidney illness; or if you are allergic to antibiotics used to treat infections of the urinary tract (sulphonamides).

Your use of this medicine should also be watched closely if you are over 65 or are taking certain types of antidepressant.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Check with your doctor before using this or any medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines

This treatment may cause drowsiness. If you are affected by this, do not drive or operate machines.

Page last reviewed:  Wednesday, Oct 18 2017
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:

Almogran 12.5mg

Q&A

Can I still drink alcohol?

Alcohol can exacerbate your symptoms, so should be avoided during a migraine attack.

Will I still be able to drive?

Migraine symptoms can seriously affect your concentration, and this medicine can possibly make you drowsy, so you should not drive while using this product.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

You should speak to your doctor before using Almogran while pregnant or breastfeeding.

How should I store it?

It should be kept at room temperature and away from children. Once the expiry date has passed it must not be used, and disposed of responsibly.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

The active ingredient of the tablets is almotriptan; they also contain mannitol, sodium stearyl, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, hypromellose, povidone, titanium dioxide, Macrogol 400, and carnauba wax. You should not use this treatment if you have an allergy to any of these ingredients.

Is it available over-the-counter?

No, a prescription is required.

It’s now possible to buy and renew your Almogran prescription with our online clinic. If your request is permitted by one of our qualified doctors, it will be fulfilled by our UK based pharmacy and delivered to you within just 24 hours.

Is it right for me?

If you haven’t taken migraine treatment before or are experiencing symptoms for the first time, we advise that you see your doctor in person.

Getting your regular migraine treatment online with us is simple. When you complete our straightforward medical survey, a medical professional will review your answers and only supply this medicine if they are sure it is suitable.

Page last reviewed:  Wednesday, Oct 18 2017
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