Axert Prescribing InformationAxert Migraine Medication from Canada (Almotriptan) is a proven effective migraine treatment for adult sufferers of migraine headaches with or without aura. AXERT is available in two doses, 6.25mg and 12.5mg. AXERT is not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine. Safety and effectiveness of AXERT have not been established for cluster headache, which is present in an older, predominantly male population. AXERT should only be used when you have been diagnosed with migraine. AXERT belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. These medications have made great strides in the treatment of migraine. In clinical trials, AXERT was proven to deliver pain relief (mild or no pain) from migraine headache within 2 hours after dosi
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication include upset stomach, drowsiness, headache and dry mouth.
Product Code: 5503
What is a Generic Drug?
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.