Prescription onlyClass: Neuro/psych

Relpax

(eletriptan)

Prescription onlyClass: Neuro/psych
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Treats migraine headaches.

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Our bottom line

Relpax (eletriptan) is a first choice medicine to treat migraines, but it can be expensive.

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Upsides

  • Relpax (eletriptan) works as well as other first choice medicines for migraines.
  • Relpax (eletriptan) comes in 2 different strengths.
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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

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.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill

What to expect when you take Relpax (eletriptan) for Migraine

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Side effect rates for Relpax (eletriptan)

1419 From clinical trials of Relpax / Migraine (20mg)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Tingling or prickling sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Flushing
  • Dry mouth

Risks and Warnings for Relpax (eletriptan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Heart rhythm problems
    • History of chest pain
    • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

    People who have heart disease, such as problems with their heart rhythm, or chest pain shouldn't take Relpax (eletriptan) because it can cause heart attacks or make the rhythm problems worse. This can be life threatening. Talk to your doctor first to see if you can safely take Relpax (eletriptan).

Common concerns from people taking Relpax (eletriptan)

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