Axert Warnings and Precautions
Who Should Not Take Axert?
You should not take Axert if you:
- Are allergic to Axert, almotriptan maleate, or any of the inactive components used to make Axert. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Axert.
- Have a history of angina, including stable angina, unstable angina, or variant angina (Prinzmetal's angina).
- Have a history of heart disease or a heart attack.
- Have untreated high blood pressure (hypertension).
- Have hemiplegic or basilar migraines (rare types of migraines involving loss of feeling on one half of the body or pain at the back of the head).
- Have taken ergot medications within the past 24 hours. Some examples of ergot medications include:
- Have taken another triptan medication similar to Axert within the past 24 hours. Some examples of other triptans include:
Axert Warnings and Precautions: Summary
There are several situations in which Axert should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with Axert. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for Axert were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Axert precautions and warnings that may apply to you.