Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide)
Eletriptan Hydrobomide General Information
Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide) is indicated for the treatment of migraines. This helps to relieve pain, headache, and other migraine symptoms. Those symptoms are vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine. It may also decrease your need for other pain medications.
How does Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide) work?
Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide) works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain and stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain. It also blocks the release of certain natural substances that causes nausea, pain, and other symptoms of migraine.
This medication does not prevent migraine attacks or reduce the number of headaches you have.
Why use Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide)?
Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide) belongs to the class of drugs known as triptans. It affects serotonin (a certain natural substance) that causes the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain. This drug contains Eletriptan Hydrobomide as an active ingredient. It is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonist.
This is available as tablets for oral administration. This is supplied as 20mg and 40mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this medication.
How to use Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide)?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response.
It is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken at the first sign of a migraine. You may take it with or without food. Do not take more than 80 milligrams in a 24-hour period.
If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take more doses of this drug. Talk to your doctor first. Follow your doctor’s prescription very carefully.
What are the side-effects of Relpax (Eletriptan Hydrobomide)?
- Upset stomach
- Mild headache
- Stomach pain or cramps
- Dry mouth
- Flushing (redness, warmth, or tingling under your skin)
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this drug, make sure to tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies. Tell also your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications (vitamins or herbal supplements).
- This should not be shared with others even if they have the same symptoms as yours.
- This may not be prescribed to pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Do not use this past the expiration date.
- Avoid driving or do anything that needs your alertness. This drug may make you feel dizzy or drowsy.
- Keep this in a dry and clean place.