Relpax Dosage

Relpax Dosage: an introduction

Relpax doses work differently in different people. The dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of a higher dose with possible side effect risks.

By keeping a migraine journal of what doses you are taking when you experience a migraine, you can be prepared to discuss with your doctor how well Relpax is working for you.

Relpax Dosage – Tablets

Relpax is available in tablet form in single doses of 20 or 40 mg.

Single Relpax doses of both strengths are effective for treating migraine in adults. More people had better results following a 40 mg dose than following a 20 mg dose. People may have different responses to Relpax dosages, so the choice of dose should be tailored to your body. An 80 mg dose, although also effective, was associated with an increase in side effects. Therefore, the maximum recommended single dose is 40 mg.

Take one Relpax tablet as soon as you feel a migraine coming on. If your headache improves and then comes back after 2 hours, you can take a second tablet. If the first tablet did not help your headache at all, do not take a second tablet without talking with your doctor. Do not take more than two Relpax tablets in any 24-hour period.

Relpax Use in Children:

The safety and effectiveness of Relpax tablets in people under 18 years of age have not been established. Therefore, Relpax tablets are not recommended for use in people under 18 years of age.

Relpax Use in Elderly Patients

Relpax should be used with caution in older adults. If you are elderly and have problems with your liver, heart or blood pressure or have other health conditions, learn more about Relpax and the potential benefits and risks by visiting the Precautions and Warnings section.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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