Almotriptan Side Effects
Among the common side effects of almotriptan are dizziness, nausea, and abnormal sensations (such as tingling or burning). Most people, however, tolerate the medication well. Often, side effects are minor and may easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, if you experience more serious almotriptan side effects -- such as severe chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, or bloody diarrhea -- you should be sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Almotriptan Side Effects: An IntroductionAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with almotriptan maleate (Axert®). However, not everyone who takes almotriptan will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When people do develop almotriptan side effects, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(The almotriptan side effects discussed below are not a complete list of the side effects reported with almotriptan. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of almotriptan side effects with you.)
Common Almotriptan Side Effects
Almotriptan has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common almotriptan side effects include:
- Nausea -- up to 2 percent of people
- Dry mouth -- up to 1 percent of people
- Abnormal sensations such as tingling, burning, or pricking (paresthesia) -- up to 1 percent of people.
Dizziness and drowsiness were also reported as common side effects in some studies, though the exact percentages were not reported.