Relpax (Eletriptan)

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Relpax (Eletriptan) Medication Information

Uses

Relpax is a serotonin receptor agonist (triptan) that is used to treat a migraine with or without aura. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 20 mg
  • 40 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Relpax include:

  • Nausea
  • Asthenia
  • Dizziness
  • Somnolence 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Eletriptan.

Precautions

Relpax can cause serious heart issues, like heart attack, and arrhythmias, if these occur then Relpax should be discontinued. 

There is a risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage or stroke, and if these occur the medication should be discontinued. 

It is important to not over use Eletriptan, as it can cause an overuse headache. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Relpax include:

  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • Triptans 
  • Ketoconazole
  • Clarithromycin 
  • Cimetidine 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Eletriptan. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (68-77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Relpax carries a risk of serotonin syndrome, it is important to let your doctor know if you start any other medications. 
  • Overusing Eletriptan can cause an overuse headache. 
  • The dose of Relpax can be repeated after 2 hours if it is needed, but you should not exceed 80 mg. 

Eletriptan FAQs

How many days in a row can you take Relpax?

In general, it is not recommended to exceed 10 days a month of Relpax.

 

How long does it take for Relpax to kick in?

It can up to two hours to see the benefit of Relpax to start working. 

 

What are the side effects with Relpax?

Common side effects with Eletriptan are nausea, dizziness, and somnolence.

 

Is Relpax and anti-inflammatory?

Eletriptan is not an anti-inflammatory, it works on the serotonin receptor to treat migraines. 

 

Can Relpax cause drowsiness?

Yes, Relpax can cause drowsiness. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Relpax {package insert}. New York, NY: Pfizer; 2013.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/021016s021s023s024s027lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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