Compare Relpax vs. Axert

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Relpax
(eletriptan)

Axert
(almotriptan)

Treats migraine headaches. Relpax (eletriptan) is a first choice medicine to treat migraines, but it can be expensive.Coming soon.
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Coupons for Relpax
Best available price for 2 (40mg) tablets of eletriptan
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Best available price for 1 (12 tablets of 12.5mg) dose pack of almotriptan
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Reviews for Relpax (eletriptan)
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Reviews for Axert (almotriptan)
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Side effects
RelpaxAxert
  • Headache 1%
  • Weakness 1%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation 1%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Abdominal issues 1%
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How it works
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Relpax (eletriptan) is a triptan. Migraine headaches happen when blood vessels are too open and allow too much blood to the brain. Relpax (eletriptan) tightens the blood vessels, which relieves the pain.Coming soon.
Type of medication
RelpaxAxert
Prescription only
Available as
RelpaxAxert
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
RelpaxAxert
  • Migraine Acute
Risk factors for serious side effects
RelpaxAxert
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • History of chest pain
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • History of a stroke
  • Using Relpax (eletriptan) for more than 10 days a month
Detailed Relpax (eletriptan) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Upsides and benefits
    RelpaxAxert
    • Relpax (eletriptan) works as well as other first choice medicines for migraines.
    • Relpax (eletriptan) comes in 2 different strengths.
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    Downsides and risks
    RelpaxAxert
    • Relpax (eletriptan) is only available as a brand name.
    • Relpax (eletriptan) can cause dizziness and might make you more likely to fall.
    • If you have more than 3 migraines a month, Relpax (eletriptan) isn't a good choice because of its side effects.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    RelpaxAxert
    • Relpax (eletriptan) can only treat a migraine that's already happening. Relpax (eletriptan) doesn't prevent migraines from starting.
    • Take Relpax (eletriptan) at the first sign of a migraine. You can take another dose if you don't feel better after 2 hours. Don't take more than 80 mg every 24 hours.
    • Relpax (eletriptan) can make you feel dizzy or tired when you first start taking it. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • If you find you're using the entire month's supply of Relpax (eletriptan) before your next refill, talk to your doctor to see if you should try something else.
    • Relpax (eletriptan) can cause nausea or tightness in the chest or throat. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you.
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