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Relpax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is eletriptan (Relpax)?
- What are the possible side effects of eletriptan (Relpax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about eletriptan (Relpax)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using eletriptan (Relpax)?
- How should I use eletriptan (Relpax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Relpax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Relpax)?
- What should I avoid while using eletriptan (Relpax)?
- What other drugs will affect eletriptan (Relpax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Relpax)?
Since eletriptan is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using eletriptan.
After taking an eletriptan tablet, you must wait two (2) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than 80 mg of eletriptan in 24 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Relpax)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose could cause high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, or seizure).
What should I avoid while using eletriptan (Relpax)?
Do not take eletriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Do not use eletriptan within 72 hours before or after taking any of the following medicines:
- ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), itraconazole (Sporanox);
- clarithromycin (Biaxin); or
- ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), nelfinavir (Viracept).
Eletriptan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect eletriptan (Relpax)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- an antibiotic such as dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), nefazodone, paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor);
- antifungal medicine such as miconazole (Oravig) or voriconazole (Vfend);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nicardipine (Cardene), quinidine (Quin-G), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), or saquinavir (Invirase).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with eletriptan. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about eletriptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Relpax Side Effects Center
- Relpax Overview including Precautions
- Relpax FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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