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Is it okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) with nortriptyline?

Is it okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) with nortriptyline?

Should be ok: No significant drug interactions found. Make sure to check with prescribing doctor. ...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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Which medicine is best for migraine. I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Which medicine is best for migraine. I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Good abortive: Relpax (eletriptan) has reputation for working when other triptans fail, but other good choices include treximet, frova, zomig nasal spray. Perhaps if frequent headaches, perhaps preventative like depakote, topirimate, or otc butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, etc. ...Read more

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

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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Can relpax (eletriptan) reduce the amount of blood to the penis?

Can relpax (eletriptan) reduce the amount of blood to the penis?

No: Relpax (eletriptan) has (like all mediation) many potential side effects, but that's not one of them. ...Read more

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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?

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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Just found out I'm about 5 wks pregnant can I take relpax (eletriptan) for my migraine?

Just found out I'm about 5 wks pregnant can I take relpax (eletriptan) for my migraine?

Absolutely NOT: Triptans are totally contraindicated in pregnancy due to risk of miscarriage. Find another way to handle this, and avoid risk to your baby. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took relpax (eletriptan) 40mg & it was a tension headache not a migraine?

What would happen if I took relpax (eletriptan) 40mg & it was a tension headache not a migraine?

May solve headache: Triptan medications are known to treat a variety of headache types. There is nothing magical about triptans that they CANNOT be used in tension headaches. However, as they were tested and marketed and approved by the FDA the headache type of migraine was what was being tested. Many tension type headaches may in fact be migraines so again, you may be using exactly the right medication too. ...Read more

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Friend's birthday so I want to drink moderately say 4 beers. If cause migraine can I take relpax (eletriptan) as prescribed or is this dangerous?

Friend's birthday so I want to drink moderately say 4 beers. If cause migraine can I take relpax (eletriptan) as prescribed or is this dangerous?

Not recommended: The effects of alcohol on how well Relpax (eletriptan) works has not been studied. Therefore, be careful drinking alcohol if you suffer from episodic migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Is Imitrex basically the same as relpax (eletriptan)? I take Imitrex regut but my dr has now given me relpax (eletriptan) is it safe to take if I have had one seizure before

Is Imitrex basically the same as relpax (eletriptan)? I take Imitrex regut but my dr has now given me relpax (eletriptan) is it safe to take if I have had one seizure before

Caution: Both of these medications are " triptan's" with similar properties. They both can reduce the seizure threshold. If you have had a seizure before you should check with a neurologist before starting this new medication. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Cymbalta with Relpax (eletriptan) and naproxen? On the information sheet it said not to Not sure if DR looked at my meds list

Is it okay to take Cymbalta with Relpax (eletriptan) and naproxen? On the information sheet it said not to Not sure if DR looked at my meds list

Too narrow: You're on a lot more than just those 3 drugs. You need to go to Drugs. Com or WebMD or another of the MANY sites that enable you to cross-reference ALL your prescriptions and also tell you WHY you shouldn't. Often the interactions are minor. But Pfizer would rather not be sued so they may overstate the risks. Definitely make sure your doc HAS looked at your medlist. ...Read more

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I have migraines but I have been taken Effexor XR for fibromyalgia will it be okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) also for my migraine o will it be too much serotonin?

I have migraines but I have been taken Effexor XR for fibromyalgia will it be okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) also for my migraine o will it be too much serotonin?

Effexor w/ Relpax (eletriptan): Both have an effect on serotonin. If Relpax (eletriptan) and Effexor xr are used together, it is the best to start with very low doses of each drug under the careful supervision of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) for migraine headaches, and prednisone for my asthma flare up at the same time?

Is it okay to take Relpax (eletriptan) for migraine headaches, and prednisone for my asthma flare up at the same time?

Probably OK: In general, it is probably ok to use both Relpax (eletriptan) and Prednisone simultaneously, since they do not usually interact with one another. If you have further questions, or if you develop side effects you think might be related, please contact the prescribing doctor for more information. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more

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TTC. Can taking advil 800mg once or twice a week after menstruation/or taking Relpax (eletriptan) for migraines affect ovulation timings? Any other meds safer?

TTC. Can taking advil 800mg once or twice a week after menstruation/or taking Relpax (eletriptan) for migraines affect ovulation timings? Any other meds safer?

These are fine: While TTC, those meds are fine. They shouldn't interfere with ovulation. However, you cannot take either of those medications once you are pregnant, so you may want to see your doctor now about getting on a different regimen for headaches. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more