A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Almogran in the UK
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Take this medication by mouth with or without food as prescribed by your physician at the first sign of a migraine. The recommended dose of Axert in adults and adolescents age 12 to 17 years is 6.25 mg to 12.5 mg.
As individuals may vary in their response to different doses of the Almotriptan drug, the dosage would be decided on an individual basis.
The active ingredient is Almotriptan malate. The inactive ingredients are:
Never take Almotriptan to prevent a migraine. Don’t consume more than 2 doses in a 24-hour period. Axert might cause sleepiness, dizziness, and problems seeing.
Avoid driving, operating machinery, or doing other dangerous activities until you know how Axert affects you.
Side effects from Axert may include a number of conditions: