Eletriptan is a medication used to treat migraines. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain to reduce the pain and other symptoms of a migraine attack. Eletriptan should be taken at the first sign of a migraine attack.
How to take eletriptan:
Eletriptan is taken orally as a tablet, usually with water. The recommended dose is one tablet per migraine attack. Do not take more than two tablets in 24 hours. If your symptoms do not improve after the first dose, do not take a second dose without first consulting your doctor.
Possible side effects of eletriptan:
Eletriptan may cause some side effects, including:
Nausea or vomiting
Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for eletriptan:
Before taking eletriptan, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, or kidney disease. Eletriptan may interact with certain medications, including antidepressants and migraine medications.
It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking eletriptan. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how eletriptan affects you.