Almotriptan is a selective and potent serotonin (5 HT1B/1D) agonist. Almotriptan binds to specific serotonin receptors on meningeal arteries inhibiting the release of vasoactive peptides and causing constriction of the arteries. It has a limited effect on arteries supplying blood to the brain and little effect on cardiac and pulmonary vessels.
Almitan Tablet 6.25 mg
The recommended dose of Almotriptan in adults and adolescents age 12 to 17 years is 6.25 mg to 12.5 mg, with the 12.5 mg dose tending to be a more effective dose in adults. If the headache is relieved after the initial Almotriptan (almotriptan malate) dose but returns, the dose may be repeated after 2 hours. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 25 mg. The safety of treating an average of more than four migraines in a 30-day period has not been established.