Chemical Name : Eletriptan
Relpax Information : Relpax (Eletriptan) is a prescription drug and is intended to relieve migraine attacks in adults. Relpax (Eletriptan) is not intended to prevent attacks from happening. Relpax (Eletriptan) is not for everyone. You should not take Relpax (Eletriptan) if you have risk factors for heart disease or stroke, including heart disease in your family, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity. Also, if you are past menopause or if you smoke.
Relpax Side Effects : DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE of Relpax (eletriptan) without checking with your doctor otherwise they may result in Relpax side effects. Relpax (eletriptan) IS NOT INTENDED to prevent or reduce the number of migraine attacks that you experience. IF YOU experience Relpax side effects like having A HEADACHE THAT IS DIFFERENT than your usual migraine attacks, check with your doctor before using this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN USING Relpax (eletriptan), give your doctor and pharmacist a list of all prescription and non-prescription medicines that you are using to treat and prevent migraine attacks. DO NOT USE ERGOT-CONTAINING MEDICINES or other migraine headache medicines within 24 hours of using this medicine. If you have questions about which medicines contain ergot, ask your doctor or pharmacist. BEFORE USING Relpax (eletriptan), TELL YOUR DOCTOR if you have had chest pains, heart disease, shortness of breath, fast or irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Also tell your doctor if you smoke, have had a heart attack or stroke, have liver or kidney disease, are post-menopausal, or have had any seizures. If you develop any Relpax side effects while you are taking this medicine, notify your doctor. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know all the Relpax side effects. Using Relpax (eletriptan) alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may result in Relpax side effects like lessening your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and Relpax side effects. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using
Relpax is generally well tolerated. As with any medicine, people taking Relpax may have side effects. The side effects are usually mild and do not last long. Most common side effects are dizziness, nausea, weakness, feeling sleepy, pain or a pressure sensation in the chest or throat. Medicines in this class have been associated with very rare reports of serious heart-related problems.
Before taking Relpax, be sure to tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking or plan to take. As with other medicines in this class, Relpax should not be taken within 24 hours of another triptan or ergotamine. Relpax should not be taken within 72 hours of the following medicines: Biaxin® (clarithromycin), Nizoral® (ketoconazole), Norvir® (ritonavir), Serzone® (nefazodone), Sporanox® (itraconazole), TAO® (troleandomycin), and Viracept® (nelfinavir).
The generic alternative is not manufatured by the company that makes the brand product.
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