- ordinary painkillers, such as paracetamol
- anti-inflammatory painkillers, like ibuprofen
- anti-sickness medicines
- triptans - this is the category that Almotriptan belongs to.
If your migraines are mild, easily manageable or infrequent, then you might be best off taking ordinary or anti-inflammatory painkillers, as these generally pose minimal risk of side effects and can be bought conveniently and cheaply.
But if these treatments aren’t working and you need something a little more potent, then you might be prescribed a triptan such as Almotriptan, possibly alongside an anti-sickness medicine if your migraine symptoms are particularly strong and make you feel nauseous.