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Eletriptan is a prescription medication that has been approved to relieve symptoms of migraine headaches. The drug works by causing the blood vessels in the head to return to their normal state after dilating during a migraine. Common side effects of this product include drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea.

What Is Eletriptan?

Eletriptan hydrobromide (Relpax®) is a prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches. The medicine will not help to prevent migraines, but it can help to treat a migraine that has already started.
(Click What Is Eletriptan Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses of the medication.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with eletriptan. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
The most common side effects of eletriptan include:
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness.
(Click Eletriptan Side Effects to learn more, including some of the serious side effects of the medication. You can also read about other possible side effects of the drug by going to the eMedTV article Relpax and Heart Problems.) 
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