- 1 How often is it safe to take Relpax?
- 2 How often can I take eletriptan?
- 3 Can you overdose on relpax?
- 4 Does relpax raise blood pressure?
- 5 Who should not take Relpax?
- 6 Is relpax an anti inflammatory?
- 7 What is the strongest triptan?
- 8 Does eletriptan make sleepy?
- 9 Can you drink alcohol with Relpax?
- 10 Why was relpax recalled?
- 11 What is Relpax 40 mg used for?
- 12 Is relpax better than Imitrex?
- 13 What are the side effects of Relpax?
- 14 Can I take Relpax after ibuprofen?
- 15 Does relpax have caffeine?
How often is it safe to take Relpax?
You should never take more than 40 mg of Relpax at one time. If your migraine doesn’t go away after 2 hours, you can take another dose of Relpax. The maximum amount of Relpax that you can take in 1 day is 80 mg (separated into two doses).
How often can I take eletriptan?
Adults—20 or 40 milligrams (mg) taken as a single dose. If the migraine comes back after being relieved, another dose be taken at least 2 hours after the first dose. Do not take more than 80 mg in any 24-hour period.
Can you overdose on relpax?
If you take too much Relpax call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
Does relpax raise blood pressure?
Because RELPAX Tablets may increase blood pressure, it should not be given to patients with uncontrolled hypertension (see WARNINGS). RELPAX Tablets should not be administered to patients with hemiplegic or basilar migraine.
Who should not take Relpax?
Have ischemic bowel disease (inadequate blood supply to the intestine) Have uncontrolled blood pressure. Have taken other migraine medications in the last 24 hours, including other triptans, ergots, or ergot-type medications. Are allergic to RELPAX or any of its ingredients.
Is relpax an anti inflammatory?
While the “triptans”—eg, sumatriptan (Imitrex), rizatriptan (Maxalt), eletriptan (Relpax)—have received more promotion and attention over the 2 decades since they first became available for general use, the non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) long have been a mainstay of treatment for acute migraine headache
What is the strongest triptan?
Imitrex injectable is the only ultra-fast acting triptan and has a 70% response rate. The fast acting triptans are the traditional triptans: Imitrex tablet and nasal spray, Maxalt, Zomig, and Axert. The slow acting/long lasting triptans are Amerge and Frova.
Does eletriptan make sleepy?
Your chest may feel tight or ‘heavy’ after taking eletriptan. These sensations do not usually last for long, but if they continue or become intense, do not take any more tablets, and let your doctor know as soon as possible. Eletriptan can make you feel sleepy.
Can you drink alcohol with Relpax?
Avoid driving, using machinery (or doing anything that may be dangerous) if you become drowsy during a migraine or after taking Relpax. Be careful drinking alcohol if you suffer from migraine headaches. Drinking alcohol can make headaches worse, or may cause new headaches to occur.
Why was relpax recalled?
Pfizer, Inc. has recalled a batch of migraine medications over concerns the pills may be contaminated with two kinds of harmful bacteria. The company issued the recall of eletriptan hydrobromide (RELPAX) last Thursday, noting that the affected lots may contain the microorganisms genus Pseudomonas and Burkholderia.
What is Relpax 40 mg used for?
Relpax (eletriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Eletriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. Relpax is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura in adults.
Is relpax better than Imitrex?
Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is an excellent choice for acute migraine relief, but you might need another medication to prevent headaches. Relpax (eletriptan) works as well as other first choice medicines for migraines.
What are the side effects of Relpax?
Nausea, feelings of tingling/numbness, weakness, tiredness, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This medication may raise your blood pressure.
Can I take Relpax after ibuprofen?
Interactions between your drugs
No interactions were found between ibuprofen and Relpax. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Does relpax have caffeine?
None of the Migraine abortive medications have caffeine in them: Triptans: Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, Amerge, Relpax, Axert, Frova.