Relpax review

Relpax is a brand name for eletriptan and belongs to a class of drugs called triptans which are used to treat the pain, aura, and other symptoms of migraine headaches. It is to be used for the acute treatment of migraines, either with or without auras. It is not intended to be used as a preventative treatment, or for the treatment of hemiplegic migraines, basilar migraines, or cluster headaches. Most people find that Relpax begins to work within thirty minutes, and that they are able to resume their normal activities within two hours. Relpax is administered in tablets, and should be taken as soon as a migraine begins, or as soon as you are able to do so.

The most serious side effects of Relpax use include serious cardiac events, including some that have been fatal. These events include coronary artery vasospasm, heart attack, transient myocardial ischemia, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Other side effects may include tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, flushing or hot flashes, tightness or pressure in the chest, abdominal pain or discomfort, tightness or discomfort of the throat, nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, or headache. Other rare side effects may include back pain, fever or other flu-like symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, increased salivation, weight gain or weight loss, bone pain, anxiety, abnormal dreams, depression, tremor, nervousness, abnormal gait, or sore throat. You may also experience asthma, respiratory tract infection, runny nose, yawning, coughing, sweating, light sensitivity, ringing in the ears, dry eyes, ear infections, urinary frequency, breast pain, irregular periods, or vaginitis. Relpax is generally well tolerated, and these side effects have usually proven to be mild and to pass quickly.

Relpax is only intended for use where a diagnosis of migraine has been clearly established. It should not be used with certain drugs, and especially within 72 hours of ketoconazole, itraconazole, nelfinavir, ritonavir, nefazodone, clarithromycin, or troleandomycin. It should also not be used in conjunction with a class of drugs called CYP3A4-inhibitors, as serious heart-related reactions can occur. You should not take Relpax if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of heart disease, liver problems, or an allergy to any of its ingredients.

Relpax is in Pregnancy Category C, which means that it is not known whether it is safe for pregnant women to take it. It should not be given to pregnant women unless the potential benefits clearly outweigh any risk to the fetus. Relpax does appear in breast milk in very small doses, so caution should be used if you take it while nursing a child. It is not know whether Relpax is safe to use in children, although studies have shown that adolescents react very similarly to adults to this medication. Elderly patients, those over the age of 65, have shown reactions very similar to those of adolescents, but should be carefully evaluated for kidney and liver function before they are given Relpax.

Relpax has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of relpax

• Molecular formula of relpax is C22H26N2O2S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 3-[(1-methylpyrrolidin-2-yl)methyl]-5-(2-phenylsulfonylethyl)-1H-indole
• Molecular weight is 382.52 g/mol
Relpax available : 20mg tablets, 40mg tablets

Generic name: Eletriptan

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