Axert Oral Tablet 12.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Axert: Oral tablet (12.5mg)

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Axert 12.5mg Tab
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Pill Identification:

What is this Medicine?

ALMOTRIPTAN (al moh TRIP tan) is used to treat migraines with or without aura. An aura is a strange feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack. It is not used to prevent migraines.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Axert: Oral tablet(12.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Axert 12.5mg Tablet

NDC: 504580210
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Migraine, Headache

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Axert 12.5mg Tablet
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Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Pill Identification:
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Axert 12.5mg Tablet

Elated Mood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Double Vision Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Serotonin Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Scotomata Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Parosmia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nightmares Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Overbreathing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperacusis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heartburn Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Cholesterol Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sneezing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vocal Cord Spasm Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ear Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Tired Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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