One of the treatments available for migraines is almotriptan (Axert®). Although this drug will not help prevent migraines, it can be used to treat a migraine that has already started. In clinical studies, 55.4 percent to 64 percent of people with migraines had no or mild pain within two hours of taking almotriptan tablets, compared to only 33 percent to 40 percent of people who did not take the medication.
Almotriptan should be taken as soon as possible once a migraine begins. If your migraine does not go away, your healthcare provider may recommend taking a second dose after waiting at least two hours from the time you took the first dose.
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