There is currently no approved generic version of Axert because it is protected by a patent. There may be generic versions available from another country, but there is no way of knowing if you are getting genuine Axert or not. The first patent expires in 2015, at which time a generic Axert could be manufactured in the United States.
Generic Axert: An OverviewAxert® (almotriptan maleate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat migraine headaches. Axert is part of a class of migraine medications called 5-HT agonists (or more commonly known as "triptans").
Axert is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic Axert from being manufactured in the United States. There may be generic Axert available from another country, but there is really no way of knowing if you are getting genuine Axert or not. Therefore, you should not buy any generic Axert until there is an approved generic available.