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Almotriptan Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Migraine

Initial: one 6.25 mg or one 12.5 mg tablet orally

If needed, a second dose may be given 2 hours after the initial dose.

Maximum daily dose: 25 mg

Usual Pediatric Dose for Migraine

12 years or older:

Initial: one 6.25 mg or one 12.5 mg tablet orally

If needed, a second dose may be given 2 hours after the initial dose.

Maximum daily dose: 25 mg

Renal Dose Adjustments

For patients with a decreased renal function (creatine clearance 30 mL/minute or less), the 6.25 mg dose is recommended.

Maximum daily dose: 12.5 mg

Liver Dose Adjustments

For patients with hepatic dysfunction, the 6.25 mg dose is recommended.

Maximum daily dose: 12.5 mg

The pharmacokinetics of almotriptan have not been assessed in patients with liver disease. However, it is known that almotriptan undergoes hepatic metabolism. The maximum expected decrease in hepatic clearance of the drug in patients with hepatic impairment is 60%. The manufacturer recommends a dosage adjustment in patients with decreased hepatic function.

Dialysis

For patients on dialysis, a second dose may not be appropriate.

Other Comments

The safety of treating an average of more than 4 headaches in a 30 day period has not been established.

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