Axert Warnings and Precautions
There are a number of Axert warnings and precautions to be aware of. A few of the conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about before you take Axert include depression, kidney problems, and certain blood vessel conditions (such as ischemic bowel disease). To reduce the risk of drug interactions, you should also let your healthcare provider know about all of the medicines you're currently taking. Also, Axert may not be safe to take during pregnancy.
Axert: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Axert® (almotriptan maleate), you should talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially a history of heart disease, angina, an irregular heart rhythm, or a history of a heart attack
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Certain blood vessel conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease, ischemic bowel disease, or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Have gone through menopause.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.