RELPAKS table. 40 mg. 2 tablets
RELPAKS table. 40 mg. 2 tablets
What RELPAKS and what it is used?
RELPAKS is representative of a group of drugs called agonists of 5-HT receptors. Proposed mechanism of action of these drugs is to reduce the size of enlarged brain blood vessels during a migraine attack.
RELPAKS used to treat migraine headaches. Before the onset of migraine headaches may go through a phase called aura which include visual disturbances, numbness and speech disorders.
What you should know before taking RELPAKS?
Do not take RELPAKS:
If you are allergic to eletriptan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6).
If you are pregnant;
If you have liver disease;
If you have kidney disease;
If you have high blood pressure that is difficult to treat;
If you have heart problems such as heart attack or angina;
If you suffer from peripheral vascular disease;
If you received a stroke (even a light that lasted only a few minutes or hours);
If you are taking other medicines for migraine;
If your doctor has told you have an intolerance to some sugars. Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor before taking RELPAKS if you have ever been told that you have an increased risk of heart disease RELPAKS tablets are not recommended for people over 65 years.
Children and adolescents
RELPAKS tablets are not recommended for children below 18 years. Other medicines and RELPAKS
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or may take other medicines.
RELPAKS should not be taken by patients who are using any of the following:
some antibiotics like erythromycin and clarithromycin
some antifungal medicines like ketoconazole and itraconazole
Some protease inhibitors such as ritonavir, indinavir and nelfinavir.
You should not take RELPAKS 24 hours before or after the adoption of ergotamine (a medicine to treat migraine) or medications such as ergotamine derivatives dihydroergotamine.
If you take RELPAKS while using herbal products containing St. John's wort can for you to be manifested more side effects.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or nursing, you think you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
RELPAKS should not be taken if you are pregnant.
Tell your doctor that you are breast-feeding. It is best not to breastfeed 24 hours after you take RELPAKS.
Driving and operating machinery
RELPAKS tablets or migraine itself can make you feel sleepy. RELPAKS can cause dizziness. Therefore, during the migrenozem attack or after treatment you should avoid driving or operating machinery.
How to use RELPAKS?
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
You can take the medicine at any time after the onset of migraine headaches, but it is best to get it as quickly as possible. We must, however, use the RELPAKS during the aura phase and to prevent migraine attacks.
The usual starting dose is one tablet of 40 mg.
You must swallow each tablet whole with water.
If the first tablet does not relieve your migraine should not take a second tablet at the same paroxysmal migraine.
If the first tablet get relief of migraine headaches, but then it reappears, you can take a second tablet. After taking the first tablet, however, you must wait at least 2 hours before taking the second.
You should not take more than 80 mg eletripgan for 24 hours.
If you find that one 40 mg tablet does not relieve your migraine, consult your doctor and he / she may decide to increase the dose to two tablets of 40 mg for the next attack.
RELPAKS can be used by patients with mild or moderate renal impairment. In these patients, the recommended initial dose of 20 mg, and the daily dose should not exceed 40 mg. Your doctor will advise you how much to take.
This medicine should not be used in patients with severe renal disease.
If you take more than the dose RELPAKS
Always follow your doctor's prescription. If you take more tablets than prescribed or someone else swallow your tablets, contact your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some side effects may be due to migraine itself.
Some common side effects may include: weakness, chest pain or tightness, headache, abdominal pain, back pain, chills, tightness in throat, feeling of warmth or flushing, palpitations or rapid heartbeat, nausea, dry mouth, indigestion, muscle stiffness, fatigue or drowsiness, dizziness, numbness or abnormal sensations, pharyngitis, sweating.
Less common side effects: swelling of the face or hands and feet, peripheral vascular disorder (poor Dew), diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, sore tongue, joint and bone pain, tremor, feelings of agitation or confusion, not feel good or feel delirious, fatigue, depression, mood swings, insomnia, seizures, difficulty breathing, rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa), rash, visual disturbances, ear pain, tinnitus (ringing in ears), eye pain, conjunctivitis, photophobia (intolerance to light), dry or watery eyes, taste, hoarseness, difficulty speaking, increased frequency of urination, shock, slow heart rate, increased blood pressure, constipation, inflammation of the esophagus, belching, swollen lymph nodes, jaundice, arthritis, muscle injury, trembling, heavy menstrual cycles, breast pain, allergic reactions, including severe allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and throat.
If you can not show any of the side effects listed above while taking RELPAKS, but if you notice any of these, or other, please tell your doctor or pharmacist about this.
Excessive use (reusable for several days) of any protivomigrenozno medicine may lead to chronic daily headache, which may require interruption of treatment. Consult your doctor if this happens.
If you experience any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes all listed in this leaflet.
How to store RELPAKS?
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Package Contents and more information
The active substance (s) (s) is (are) eletriptan
Other ingredients (excipients) are: microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide (E171), hypromellose, glycerol triacetate and yellow aluminum lake (E110) (Sunset Yellow Aluminium Lake (E110)).
RELPAKS looks like and contents of the pack?
RELPAKS tablets are orange, round tablets.
RELPAKS 20 mg film-coated tablets marked with "REP 20" on one side and "Pfizer" on the other.