There have been so few cases of people overdosing on Axert that the full effects of an overdose are not known. The effects of an Axert overdose will vary depending on several factors, such as how much Axert was taken and whether it was taken with other medicines, alcohol, and/or drugs. Treatment options for an Axert overdose could include pumping the stomach or administering fluids through an intravenous line. If you believe that you may have overdosed on Axert, seek medical attention immediately.
Axert Overdose: An OverviewAxert® (almotriptan maleate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat migraine headaches. As with all medicines, it is possible to take too much Axert. The effects of an Axert overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much Axert was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, and/or drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Axert, seek medical attention immediately.
What Do Clinical Studies Say About Axert Overdose Effects?In clinical studies before Axert was approved, single doses of up to 200 mg of Axert did not result in any serious side effects. However, there have been so few reported cases of an Axert overdose that the full effects are not known.
Treatments for an Axert OverdoseGiven that there have been so few cases of people taking too much Axert, it is also not known what the best treatment is for an Axert overdose. If an Axert overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may use certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for an Axert overdose may include:
- Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
- Careful monitoring of the heart and lungs
- Other treatments based on the complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Axert.