Eletriptan Side Effects
Eletriptan Side Effects to Report
There are a number of possible side effects with eletriptan that you should report to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
- Severe chest pain or tightness (see Relpax and Heart Problems)
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden, severe abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
- Bloody diarrhea
- Changes in vision, including loss of vision
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained skin rashes, itching, hives, wheezing or shortness of breath, and unexplained swelling.
Taking eletriptan with certain antidepressants can increase your risk of a group of dangerous symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have the following symptoms of serotonin syndrome:
- Seeing or hearing things that are not really there (hallucinations)
- A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty walking
Rare Eletriptan Side EffectsThere are other possible eletriptan side effects that can occur. These side effects occurred in 1 percent or less of patients taking eletriptan. In the case of these possible side effects, it is often difficult to tell whether they are the result of eletriptan or something else.
Some of these rare side effects of eletriptan include, but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Loss of appetite
- Agitation or anxiety
- Vision changes
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or just ED).