Launch of Generic Axert Tablets

Released: 07/08/2015   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The generic equivalent of Axert (almotriptan) has just been launched in the 6.25mg and 12.5mg strengths. Axert is used to treat migraine headaches. It helps to reduce pain and other symptoms of migraine headaches, including sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting. Axert (almotriptan) belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. It affects a certain natural chemical (serotonin) that constricts blood vessels in the brain. Axert (almotriptan) may also block other pain pathways in the brain.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA have the same high quality and strength as brand name drugs. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

Over the next 30 days, Carlisle Medical will be contacting physicians to inform them that the generic version of Axert (almotriptan) is available.

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