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    Almotriptan

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    Almotriptan

    Drug Information

    Common brand names:

    Axert

    Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

    Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check

    Replenish Depleted Nutrients

    • none

    Reduce Side Effects

    • none

    Support Medicine

    • High-Fat

      Though food does not significantly interfere with the overall effectiveness of triptans, it may slow the onset of action of sumatriptan and rizatriptan. Therefore, these drugs are best taken on an empty stomach. However, taking eletriptan with a high-fat meal increases overall absorption of the drug.1

      The interaction is supported by preliminary,weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

    Reduces Effectiveness

    • none

    Potential Negative Interaction

    • none

    Explanation Required

    • 5-HTP

      Triptans work by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) and L-tryptophan are converted to serotonin in the brain, and taking them with eletriptan could increase eletriptan-induced side effects. However, no interactions have yet been reported with eletriptan and 5-HTP or L-tryptophan.

    • L-Tryptophan

      Triptans work by stimulating serotonin receptors in the brain. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) and L-tryptophan are converted to serotonin in the brain, and taking them with eletriptan could increase eletriptan-induced side effects. However, no interactions have yet been reported with eletriptan and 5-HTP or L-tryptophan.

    The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers? package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

    References

    1. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Facts and Comparisons[online] 2007 [cited 2007 Feb]. Available from http://www.factsandcomparisons.com.

    2. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Facts and Comparisons[online] 2007 [cited 2007 Feb]. Available from http://www.factsandcomparisons.com.

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