Medication Information Leaflet
Eletriptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist. It works by reducing inflammation and reversing the widening of blood vessels in the brain, thereby stopping a migraine headache. It is often used to treat a migraine attack after it begins. It will not prevent a migraine.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Dizziness, drowsiness, weakness
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome such as:
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Avoid taking different triptans or triptan combination products (e.g. zolmitriptan, sumatriptan, etc.), or medications containing ergotamine (e.g. Caffox, Cafergot) or dihydroergotamine within 24 hours after taking eletriptan.
Certain antifungals and antimicrobials should be avoided within 72 hours after taking eletriptan. Consult your doctor if you have been prescribed ketoconazole, clarithromycin, itraconazole, ritonavir, nelfinavir, nefazodone or iroleandomycin.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
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Saturday, April 30, 2022
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