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Almotriptan

Last Revision: February 17, 2020.

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CASRN: 154323-57-6

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Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because there is little published experience with almotriptan during breastfeeding, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. One woman who was over 1 month postpartum using naratriptan to treat migraine provided milk samples at intervals over a 24-hour period after a single dose. The authors estimated the weight-adjusted infant dosage to be 1.8%.[1]

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Eletriptan, Rizatriptan, Sumatriptan, Zolmitriptan

References

1.
Amundsen S, Nordeng H, Fuskevåg OM, et al. Transfer of triptans into human breast milk and estimation of infant drug exposure through breastfeeding. Reprod Toxicol. 2019;88:141. [CrossRef]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Almotriptan

CAS Registry Number

154323-57-6

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Serotonin Agonists

Vasoconstrictor Agents

Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists

Triptans

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