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I counsalted a doctor in thailand he prescribed Eletriptan(Relpax).this is not available in my country bangladesh.what other medicine can I try?

I counsalted a doctor in thailand he prescribed Eletriptan(Relpax).this is not available in my country bangladesh.what other medicine can I try?

Similar to relpax (eletriptan): These medicines are similar to relpax (eletriptan): sumatriptan (imitrex) rizatriptan (Maxalt) frovatriptan (Frova) naratriptan (Amerge) almotriptan (Axert) http://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/triptans/ ...Read more

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How many triptans (relpax, imitrex, (sumatriptan) etc.) can you take per month for migraines?

Depends.: The first issue that must be addressed is whether triptans are effective. Once that is established, your physician will determine the appropriate usage based on the specific triptan chosen. Secondly, patients that require triptans frequently as abortive care for migraines, are likely better served by transitioning to prophylactic medications to prevent the onset of migraines. ...Read more

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Do sumatriptan tablets treat migraines?

Yes: They are used to abort migraines and should be take at the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can cambia be taken 5 hours after zomig (zolmitriptan) for migraine?

Yes: Cambia and zomig (zolmitriptan) work by different mechanisms and can be combined, but be sure to not exceed the maximum dose of each individual medication. ...Read more

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Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

No issue: Find Relpax (eletriptan) to be an excellent migraine abortive, and have many happy pts. Cortisone or other steroids can certainly be used concurrently without major problems. ...Read more

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Does sumatriptan take away cluster migraine?

Sometimes: Problem is tha clusters generaly are too frequent and long-lasting to respond to a triptian. There are geneally better treatments with an emphasis on prevention as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can I take expired Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Not recommended: Not sure if it will be effective for you. There is a reason they have an expiration date, abide by it. ...Read more

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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more

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How long does Imitrex (sumatriptan) last?

How long does Imitrex (sumatriptan) last?

Long enough: The effect of immitrex should be several houirs, long enough to resolve a headache. It can be given as a second dose in 2-4 hours. It should be given with a non steroidal antiinflammmatory such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) to supplement its effect and speed relief. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Please describe the medication: imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Imitrex also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. It is used to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. ...Read more

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Can you take excedrine migraine after taking sumatriptan?

Yes, appropriate: If the sumatriptan does not substantially stop the headache by 2 hrs, can use a rescue agent such as Excedrin migraine, or the prescription powder, Cambia. ...Read more

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Side-effects of imigran or sumatriptan?

Side-effects of imigran or sumatriptan?

Usually mild: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using sumatriptan: anxiety; burning, numbness, or tingling of the skin; dizziness; drowsiness; feeling of heaviness, pressure, or tightness; feeling strange; mild, temporary flushing; muscle aches or cramps. ...Read more

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Can sumatriptan induce strokes.?

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Yes, potential: cerebrovascular event at a rate of 1 per 1,000 patients. Do not use sumatriptan if you feel sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body. In general patients with migraine may be at increased risk of certain cerebrovascular events. An injection of sumatriptan has also been shown to be extremely effective by completely terminating an attack in 74% of patients in 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Headache : Is one of the most common side effects with medication. And yes, both Neurontin (gabapentin) and tramadol can cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Probably: Although rebound headaches are more common from medicines like nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), it is possible to get rebound headaches from many things, even caffeine. Slowly backing off of medications is user a safer bet. ...Read more

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Migraine for 2 weeks. Nothing helping. Toradol maxerane Imitrex (sumatriptan) . ER doctors won't help anymore ?

Very sorry to hear: I'm a headache specialist in the U.S. and would be happy to lend a hand. Feel free to contact me for private consultation means at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi You've got a complicated problem which may not be solvable with simple medication changes. Plus history of concussion. That makes this more unique that what most ER's are equipped to handle. Let me know if you'd like me to help. ...Read more

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Can you mix zomig (zolmitriptan) and reductil?

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Can you mix zomig (zolmitriptan) and reductil?

Not recommended: Reductil has been taken off the market because it has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more