Relpax 40mg

Description Replax 40mg (Eletriptan) For Treatment of Migraine Headaches
SKU 364
Generic For Relpax
Strength 40mg
Generic Name Eletriptan Hydrobromide
Manufacturer Pfizer (Turkey)

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Replax 40mg (Eletriptan) For Maigraine Migraine Meds

Relpax 40 mg comprises of an active component Eletriptan hydrobromide, a selective serotonin agonist is used for the acute treatment of migraine. It should not be used for migraine prophylaxis or treatment of cluster headaches. It has been shown to be effective at doses of 20 mg, 30 mg, and 80 mg.  

What is Relpax used for? 

Relpax relieves symptoms of a migraine attack. These symptoms may include a headache, vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to sound, and sensitivity to light. People suffering from a migraine may also get an aura, which is a warning sign of temporary changes in vision or speech, sometimes accompanied by vomiting. The medicine is effective in relieving migraine headaches with or without aura. It does not work in nonmigraine headaches. Also, it is not useful in preventing migraine attacks.

How does Relpax work?

The active ingredient Eletriptan works to reduce the size of swollen blood vessels around the brain that may be involved in a migraine.

Where to buy Relpax online?

Relpax can order online from in 40 mg strength. It is supplied in the form of the tablet.

What does Relpax contain?

Each tablet contains 40 mg of the beneficial ingredient Eletriptan hydrobromide.

What are the side effects of Relpax?  

Almost all drugs have side effects. A side effect is an undesired reaction to a medication when it is administered orally or intravenously. These effects range from mild to moderate, temporary, serious, or permanent. The side effects that are given below may not develop in everyone who takes Relpax.  If you are concerned about unwanted effects, discuss with your physician. Many of these can be managed, and some may disappear with time.

Inform your physician if you observe these and they are troublesome or persist for a long time. Your physician will advise you on managing side effects.

  • Nausea
  • Feeling weak
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle or joint pain

Even though the following side effects don’t develop very often, but they could result in serious health problem if do not seek immediate medical attention. Immediately visit the nearest health care center if any of the following occurs:

  • Leg swelling
  • Skin rash
  • Change in headache frequency
  • Fainting
  • Burning sensation, numbness, or tightness
  • Eye irritation or pain
  • Discharge from the eye

Stop the treatment and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following happen:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Abdominal pain with bloody diarrhea
  • Severe chest pain
  • Signs of allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the eyes, tongue, lips, and mouth
  • Increased blood pressure

What medications interact with Relpax?

Concurrent use with ketoconazole and erythromycin may increase plasma levels of Eletriptan. Relpax is not recommended to take within at least 72 hours of treatment with such drugs.

When should Relpax not be used?

  • Relpax is not suitable for patients with severe renal or severe hepatic disorders. Blood pressure effects of Relpax increase in kidney disorders, and therefore, the dose should be reduced in patients with renal insufficiency.
  • It is distributed in human’s breast milk and it has been suggested that breastfeeding can be avoided for 24 hours after the treatment. It should be done to minimize the infant exposure.
  • Patients with a history of coronary artery disease (CAD), transient ischemic attack, or a current evidence of a basilar migraine are advised not to take this medicine.
  • It is not suitable for patients with ischemic bowel disease.
  • Patients having uncontrolled hypertension should not take Relpax.
  • Its use is contraindicated in patients with Wolff Parkinson syndrome.
  • It should not be given to patients who have been demonstrated hypersensitivity towards Eletriptan or other ingredients of the formulation.

How should Relpax be taken?

The recommended dose is 40 mg. If this is ineffective, the second dose should be administered for the same attack. If symptoms reappear within 24 hours after an initial response, a second dose may be given after a gap of at least two hours. Doses of 80 mg may be taken into consideration in subsequent attacks, but should not be repeated within 24 hours period.

For patients with renal impairment, a dose of 20 mg is recommended to treat mild to moderate renal insufficiency. The daily dose should not exceed 40mg.

The medicine should be taken as early as possible after the beginning of a headache. It does not work if consumed during the aura phase, before a headache starts.

How long should you take Relpax?

Take the medicine as long as it is recommended to you. Do not use it more than the prescribed time.

Missed dose of Relpax

If you miss a dose of Relpax, take it as soon as you remember. Don't take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is close. Consuming multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.

How should Relpax be stored?

Keep the medicine away from heat and flame. Store it at room temperature. Ensure that your children and pets don't have access to the medication. 

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