Almotriptan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Almotriptan is also known as: Axert

Almotriptan Pregnancy Warnings

Almotriptan has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Almotriptan given to animals in doses 80 to nearly 1,000 times the manufacturer's recommended daily dose for humans caused an increase in birth defects. The incidence of embryolethality increased at the highest dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Almotriptan is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Almotriptan Breastfeeding Warnings

Animal studies have shown the presence of almotriptan in milk several hours after dosing.

There are no data on the excretion of almotriptan into human milk. The manufacturer recommends exercising caution when administering almotriptan to nursing mothers.

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