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Eletriptan, also known as Relpax, is used to treat acute migraines. Eletriptan is used to treat migraines with or without aura. This medication often helps relieve many symptoms that occur with migraines, including pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Eletriptan is useful for people whose headaches or migraine symptoms are not relieved by OTC pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen.
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How does eletriptan work?
Eletriptan is a medication used to treat migraine attacks. It belongs to a group of medications called triptans. When used during an attack, it helps relieve pain and stops further pain from coming on. Eletriptan works by narrowing blood vessels in certain areas of your brain. This can help decrease pain, nausea, sensitivity to light, and other migraine symptoms.
Are there any precautions that should be taken when using eletriptan?
You should not take eletriptan if you have used another triptan within 24 hours. Make sure your medical provider is aware of all the other medications or supplements you’re taking. Tell your medical provider if you suffer from heart disease or any other heart issues, or if you’ve ever had a stroke. Let your provider know if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of eletriptan are rare. Headache and dizziness have been reported, along with drowsiness, nausea, and dry mouth. Anyone who experiences severe or unexpected side effects should speak with a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
How do I take eletriptan?
Eletriptan works best if it is taken early in an attack. Use this medicine as soon as you experience migraine pain. Even if you experience other warning symptoms, wait until your migraine pain begins before using eletriptan. You may take one additional dose 2 hours after the first dose if your migraine returns or does not improve, but do not use more than 80mg in 24 hours.
How quickly does eletriptan work?
Eletriptan usually works within 30 minutes to treat a migraine headache. However, it may take up to 2 hours for some people to feel its full effect. Taking more of an eletriptan tablet will not make it work faster. It’s important to follow the directions of your medical provider to get relief from your migraine symptoms quickly.
Can I take eletriptan with other medications?
Eletriptan should not be taken with MAOIs or other medications that affect serotonin levels, including antidepressants and certain allergy medications. Eletriptan should also not be taken within 24 hours with certain migraine headache medications such as ergotamines, triptans, or tricyclic antidepressants. Patients who are taking any of these medications should talk to their providers before taking eletriptan.
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