Axert – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Thursday, August 09, 2018 by

Axert, which belongs to a group of medications called triptans, is the brand name for the drug called almotriptan. This drug is typically used to treat acute migraines in adults and teens. It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain to relieve pain from migraines. It will not prevent migraines or reduce the number of attacks. It is also not used for cluster headaches. This medicine is only prescribed when a person’s migraine is not relieved by other pain relievers like acetaminophen or aspirin.

Known side effects of Axert

The known side effects of Axert include the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach

Other possible side effects of Axert include the following:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Faintness
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Pain, a burning sensation, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Paleness or blue color of the fingers and toes
  • Rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow or difficult speech
  • Sudden or severe stomach pain
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Tightness, pain, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, or jaw
  • Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg

Body systems that may be harmed by Axert

The body systems that may be damaged by include the nervous, digestive, and respiratory systems.

Food items or nutrients that may prevent Axert’s side effects

The food items that may help prevent the side effects of Axert, particularly dry mouth, include ginger, green tea, pineapple, lemon juice, orange juice, fennel, aniseed, rosemary, celery, parsley, fish oil, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, and cayenne pepper.

Treatments, management plans for Axert’s side effects

Natural treatments for the side effects of Axert, particularly dry mouth, include drinking plenty of water, avoiding caffeinated beverages, limiting alcohol intake, giving up smoking, avoiding foods rich in sugar, improve oral hygiene, avoid breathing through your mouth, getting a humidifier. You could also try using herbal remedies, such as aloe vera, ginger, hollyhock root, marshmallow root, nopal cactus, Spilanthes, and sweet pepper.

Where to learn more

Summary

Axert is the brand name for the drug called almotriptan.

Axert is typically used to treat acute migraines in adults and teens.

Axert works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain to relieve pain from migraines.

Axert causes dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, numbness, tingling, or burning sensation, dizziness, drowsiness, or a mild headache.

Axert may also cause allergic reactions, signs of high blood pressure, constipation, diarrhea, throwing up, severe abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, leg cramps, heaviness or tightness in the leg muscles, feeling cold, burning or aching pain in the feet or toes, change in eyesight, or loss of vision.

The side effects of Axert, particularly dry mouth, may be prevented with ginger, green tea, pineapple, lemon juice, orange juice, fennel, aniseed, rosemary, celery, parsley, fish oil, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, and cayenne pepper.

Sources include:

FindATopDoc.com

EverydayHealth.com

MedlinePlus.gov

StyleCraze.com

Healthline.com



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