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Eletriptan

INFORMATION

Uses

Eletriptan is used in acute attack of migraine.

How it works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. A Eletriptan works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.

Common side effects

Numbness, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Feeling hot, Feeling of cold, Headache, Increased sweating, Indigestion, Muscle weakness, Muscle stiffness, Pain in muscles, Nausea, Running nose, Sleepiness, Sore throat, Tachycardia, Throat tightness, Tingling sensation, Vertigo, Weakness

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Expert advice

  • To relieve migraine as soon as possible, take Eletriptan as soon as the headache begins. 
  • Lying down in a quiet and dark room for a while after you use Eletriptan may help to relieve the migraine. 
  • Take Eletriptan only as prescribed by the doctor. Using too much Eletriptan may increase the chances of side effects. 
  • Notify your doctor if your migraine headaches are occurring more often, than before you started using Eletriptan.
  • Notify your doctor if you have used Eletriptan for at least three consecutive months.
  • Avoid driving after taking <med_name > as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness. 
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    Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Eletriptan, it can cause new and worse headaches.
     
     
     
     
     

Frequently asked questions

Eletriptan

Q.What is eletriptan Hydrobromide and how does eletriptan work?
Eletriptan belongs to the class of medications called serotonin receptor agonists. It works by narrowing the blood vessels and reducing inflammation (swelling) in the blood vessels surrounding the brain, also blocks release of certain substance, which helps in relief from headache and other symptoms

Q.Is eletriptan a blood thinner or addictive like narcotic drugs?
No. Eletriptan belongs to the class of medications called serotonin receptor agonists which help in providing relief from migraine headache. It is not a blood thinner and is not addictive

Q.Can I take eletriptan with ibuprofen, tylenol, excedrin, aleve, percocet, tramadol, amoxicillin, topamax, vicodin, cymbalta?
No drug interactions have been known with ibuprofen, tylenol, excedrin, aleve, percocet, tramadol, amoxicillin, topamax, vicodin, Cymbalta. Always consult your physician before taking any medication along with eletriptan.


Content on this page was last updated on 05 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)