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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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I dont know?

I dont know?

Then ask us!: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap public forum is free. Post your question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors may answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide virtual medicine consultations.) ...Read more

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What to eat?

What to eat?

Hair loss and diet: Diet can affect hair, but so can exercise, environment and a person's general health and genetics. Try to eat a healthy diet, with lots of vegetables, and healthy types of protein. Also stay active, exercise regularly and make sure you are getting enough sleep. If the hair loss persists, see your doctor. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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I am a cold?

?: Not sure what you are asking...please clarify question ...Read more