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Migraine Medicine Relpax
Chemical Name: ELETRIPTAN (el-e-trip-tan)
Relpax is a medication that belongs to the group of medications called triptans. Triptan is a drug that is used to treat migraines that are classified as acute. This drug helps in stopping a migraine attack right after it beings. Once the migraine has stopped, this drug then helps in alleviating migraine symptoms that include nausea, pain, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. Triptans stimulate a neurotransmitter found in the brain called serotonin; this helps by reducing the inflammation and constricts the blood vessels thereby, stopping the migraine. Relpax helps in relieving the pain; however, it does not prevent future migraines from occurring.
This medicine, Replax, is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient present in Relpax 40 mg tablets is Eletriptan Hydrobromide.
Relpax migraine medication is taken orally; you can take it with or without food. The dosage depends on your condition; you have to take the medicine as soon as you feel the signs of a migraine. In case you don’t feel better after one dose, or your headache comes back, then you can take another dose after a two-hour gap. Do not change your dosage without asking your doctor; this medication should not be used for a prolonged period.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- Blood circulation problem
- Certain types of headaches
- Heart problems
- Liver disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
This medication tends to make one feel dizzy and drowsy; hence, one should avoid drinking alcohol and refrain from using marijuana when taking this drug. Before undergoing any surgery, let your doctor know that you are using this drug beforehand.
Seek medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Eletriptan 40 mg medication.
Some side effects include:
- High blood pressure
Some other serious side effects include:
- Blue fingers, toes, and nails
- Cold hand and feet
- Chest tightness
- Symptoms of a heart attack
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe abdominal pain
- Bloody diarrhea
- Signs of a stroke
- Blurred vision
- Twitching muscles
- Troubled breathing
The mentioned side effects are not complete; there may be some other side effects that one might face as well.
Product Code: 6864
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.