What condition does Eletriptan Hydrobromide treat?
Eletriptan Hydrobromideis used for the treatment of migraines. This helps to relieve pain, headache, and other migraine symptoms. Those symptoms are vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine. It may also lessen your need for other pain medications.
This prescription belongs to the class of medications known as triptans. It affects serotonin that causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain. This drug is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonist. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this medication.
How does Eletriptan Hydrobromide work?
Eletriptan Hydrobromideworks by tightening blood vessels in the brain and preventing pain signals from being sent to the brain. It also blocks the release of certain natural substances that causes nausea, pain, and other symptoms of migraine. This medication does not prevent migraine attacks or reduce the number of headaches you have.
What is the recommended dosage for Eletriptan Hydrobromide?
This medicine is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken at the first sign of a migraine. You may take each dose with or without food. Do not take more than 80 milligrams in 24 hours.
If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take more doses of this drug. Talk to your doctor first. Follow the prescription very carefully.
If you are using medications for migraine attacks on 10 or more days each month, the medications might make your headaches worse. Do not use medications more often or for longer than directed. Tell your doctor if you need to use this medicine more often, or if the medicine is not working as well, or if your headaches get worse.
What are the side effects of Eletriptan Hydrobromide?
- Upset stomach
- Mild headache
- Stomach pain or cramps
- Dry mouth
- Flushing (redness, warmth, or tingling under your skin)
What are the precautions in taking Eletriptan Hydrobromide?
- Before taking this medication, make sure to tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies. Tell also your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications (vitamins or herbal supplements).
- This should not be shared with others even if they have the same symptoms as yours.
- This may not be prescribed to pregnant or breastfeeding women. This drug should be used when needed.
- Do not use this past the expiration date.
- Avoid driving or do anything that needs your alertness. This drug may make you feel dizzy or drowsy.
- Inform your doctor if you are overweight or you smoke, if you have or have ever had diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver disease, or kidney disease. Tell also if you have gone through menopause or if any family members have or have ever had a stroke or heart disease.
- Do not use this medicine within 72 hours before or after taking Troleandomycin, Clarithromycin, Itraconazole, Nefazodone, Ritonavir, Ketoconazole, or Nelfinavir.