As with any medicine, Relpax can cause side effects. Generally, Relpax is tolerated well by most people. Even when taking different doses, most of the Relpax side effects are mild, don’t last long and cause no lasting problems. However, Relpax can cause extremely rare but serious side effects involving your heart, including heart attack or stroke. These types of problems have generally occurred in people who already had coronary artery disease when they took the drug.
Before you use Relpax, tell your doctor if you have:
(Or had) a stroke or problems with your blood circulation
Serious liver problems
Also, be sure to tell your doctor if you have heart disease risk factors including:
A family history of heart disease
Being over 40 and a man
Being a woman who has had a hysterectomy
If you have any of these conditions, you may need to have your dose adjusted or have special tests to safely use Relpax.
Side effects of Relpax may change depending on the dose you take. The side effects listed in the three tables below were experienced by 2% or more patients in very large worldwide Relpax clinical trials for migraine.
Relpax Side Effects (Tablets)
Across all doses, most adverse reactions were mild and didn’t last long. The frequency of side effects in clinical trials did not increase when up to 2 doses of Relpax were taken within 24 hours. Side effects were not affected by gender, age, or race of the patients.
You are encouraged to report your side effects of any prescription medicines to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you would like to report your side effects while taking Relpax, visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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.