Almotriptan Side Effects

Almotriptan Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common, but more serious, side effects with almotriptan that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe chest pain or tightness (see Axert and Heart Problems)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Changes in vision, including loss of vision
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained skin rashes, itching, hives, wheezing or shortness of breath, and unexplained swelling.
     
Taking almotriptan with certain antidepressants can increase your risk of developing a group of dangerous symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have the following symptoms of serotonin syndrome:
 
  • Confusion
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not really there (hallucinations)
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Fainting
  • A fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
     

Rare Almotriptan Side Effects

There are other possible almotriptan side effects that can occur. These side effects happen in 1 percent or less of patients taking almotriptan. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are because of almotriptan or something else.
 
Some of these rare almotriptan side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Chills
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain or neck stiffness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Anxiety.
     
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Almotriptan (Axert)

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