RELPAX Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3 (126 Ratings)

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 4  Migraine Sleepy, drowsy, frequent urination, F 44 5 years
40mg 1X AN
 5  I have migraines It makes my muscles sore and I have to pee alot I feel like I've been at the gym and had a really hard workout it makes any injury hurt worse but still better than the headache Sometimes if I take it at night I have to take it again the next day F 57 10 years
40 1X D
 5  Migraine F 31 1 days
40 2X D
 5  Migraine It works best when I am awake and feel a migraine coming on. If I wake up with a migraine it is a longer and harder process to get rid of it. I often need two doses of Relpax It works well most times for me. I feel washed out the next day. F 67 1 days
 5  Migraines None Awesome love this drug takes migrane away within 30 mins - changed my life F 39 0 days
40 mg
 1  Migraines Worked great the first few times. I had some minor muscle weakness. Then the 7th or 8th time I took it my entire right side went numb. I couldn't move my arm or leg and couldn't speak for about 20/30 minutes. F 33 4 weeks
 5  Migraines NO side effects! Relpax is a Godsend. Literally. I read some of the accounts written by others on here how they've had horrible side effects. I have had absolutely NOTHING side effect wise. If anything, I have had re-bound headaches from Relpax, but that is if I take 2 - 3 within a few days. I started on Relpax in 2002. Never looked back. I do want to add that I have tried Imitrex (sumatriptan) as well as Zomig (zolmitriptan). The Zomig seemed to work but the Imitrex did absolutely nothing for my migraine. Most of my migraines are hormonally related. I do know my other triggers though as well. I'm hoping Relpax (electriptan) goes generic soon because the patent for this stuff expired in December 2016! Oh the money I would save! Make sure you go to Relpax's website to get a co-pay card. It will knock off $100 a month for this stuff. F 41 15 years
40 mg 1X AN
 5   Maybe a dry mouth; I think this tablet is marvelous, take it at first sign within 1 or 1and half hours i feel on top of the world!! I really would recommend it to any mirgrine suffer F 62 1 days
 1  Concussion After I got a concussion, I was given Relpax to deal with the severe headaches it gave me. The side effects caused one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. My skin feels like it's burning, especially around my jaw, as if somebody is continuously sticking me with needles. My throat feels tight and it's so hard to breathe. My neck is in immense pain and my jaw is locked up. My head has a ton of pressure in it. The only way I can describe the pressure is that it's as if someone has pumped my skull full of air that has no way of escaping. I have never experienced side effects from any medication I've ever taken in the past, so these really caught me off guard. The terrifying side effects triggered a panic attack for me as well. Overall, I feel awful. Honestly, I don't think this drug is worth the side effects. I've taken it three times now. hoping the side effects would subside after multiple doses, but they have only gotten worse. Find a different medication for your migranes. F 17 3 days
 5  Migraines SOME tiredness. Minor "brain fog". Relpax works for me. I've had migraines since my college years in the late 70s. Started taking fiorinal in the early 80s but built up some tolerance and did not like how much I had to take to achieve pain relief. Dr prescribed Imitrex,Maxalt and Zomig. Had reactions to all of these with tightness in throat and chest. I get none of this with Relpax. Alleviates the nausea associated with my migraine. Works best if taken at the first sign of a headache. At my age , my hormonal associated migraines have diminished but I can always tell when a big storm is brewing! Pop a Relpax and hunker down.Very rarely need to take more than 1 in 24 hours. F 57 8 years
20 MG
 2  Migraine My doctor gave me a sample pack when I told her that my previous medication Maxalt was taken much longer to take affect than it used to. I took the Replax with the onset of the migraine yet it took a full three hours before I felt any relief. Frequent unination and severe thirst, dry throat/mouth kept me awake for the remainder of the night. The next day I left very groggy and weak in the limbs. I do think think that I will be using Replax again and will stick with Maxalt. F 52 1 days
20mg 1X D
 5  Migraines I have suffered migraines since my 20's. I avoid my food triggers, and now only get them when the barometric pressure drops. I bought a weather barometer, it helps me to understand why a migraine is starting. Sometimes i get the nausea first- relpax helps. The down side of relpax is it drains me of energy..the migraine eventually goes away, but drowsiness sets in and then i start to sweat... Only med that works for me. I started with 20 mg but now go right to the 40 mg the neurologist prescribed. F 61 1 days
40 mg
 5  Migraine I had no side effects when I first started taking Relpax. At that time, I needed it so much! Now, whenever I take one as I need them less frequently, I get sick to my stomach. It relieves my migraine pain tho, so that is what is important for me!! This is the only medicine that has EVER helped me..and I have tried pretty much all migraine meds over the years.. I believe it has been around 13 years on this medication..I cannot remember exactly when I started taking it tho as it has been awhile. Also, I must always have some of this on hand as it is the only thing that works for my migraines. With that being said, 6 pills at $256 is so much money!! We recently changed insurance plans and this is how much I have to pay. Tho, on my previous insurance it was only $10 with the Relpax savings card! It's crazy how it can be so expensive with one plan over another. F 38 13 years
40mg 1X AN
 5  Migraines since childhood Extreme sleepiness, dizziness, and weakness. Wonder drug for me. I don't think it's safe to operate a vehicle after taking this drug for the next 12 hours due to the side effects. F 45 5 years
40 mg
 5  Migraines since I am 19 Slight drowsiness, more frequent urination and occasionally hazy feeling; more sensitive to hot water on hands and hot drinks seems hotter after taking the pill. This is a miracle drug for me despite the minor side effects that I have. I do not even mind them but I am aware of them every time. I get about 8-10 migraines a month. I take the pill at the first onset of my migraine. I already feel relief within 30-45 min. Wipes it right out!! However, there are times when I decide to wait it out and then the migraine is so painful I can barely see straight...on those occasions, when I do finally take the pill, it takes longer for the pill to give me relief. I have never needed a second pill. F 47
40mg 1X AN
 5  migraine headaches Slight drowsiness,sensitive to hot water on hands and hot coffee seems hotter when taking the pill. Prior to taking Relpax my migraines would last 12 or more hours and my day would be spent in bed as soon as I feel it coming on I'll take 1 pill and that pretty much does the trick about 95% of the time and that's a miracle to me!! M 53 2 years
40 Mg
 4  Migraines Heavy feeling In upper body and extremities. Numbness in hands. Severe tightness in throat, hurts to swallow. nausea. Side effects were not pleasant, but were bearable. Zofran helps with the nausea. The side effects were better than a full blown migraine. F 49 1 months
40 Mg
 5  Migraine Side effects are very bad, I am sleepy, can't work. Also I can't swallow and I have pain in the throat. After taking Relpax I drink a lot of water like I can't stop but still better than that awful pain :( Migrex and Relpax are only medicine that helped me with migraine F 28 6 months
 5  Migrane Nausea, acid stamach and Tiredness were when i took drug first. I went to bed and slept it off hiwever 12 hours later am feeling extreamly dizzy and unsteady on my feet.overall worked well. Would rather side affects then painful migrane. F 25 1 days
 4  migraine Severe neck pain with in 20 minutes of taking Relpax . migraine disappears in 30 mins but need to take 3 mersyndol for neck at the same time. Great migraine relief but have to endure the neck pain for 5 day extremely washed out and foggy .Better than the migraine though. F 41 9 months

RELPAX  (ELETRIPTAN HYDROBROMIDE):  Eletriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound). Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Eletriptan belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. It affects a certain natural substance (serotonin) that causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain. Eletriptan does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often you get migraine attacks.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)