Note: This document contains side effect information about eletriptan. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Relpax.
Common side effects of Relpax include: asthenia. Other side effects include: chest pain, chest pressure, chest tightness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and paresthesia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Applies to eletriptan: oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, eletriptan (the active ingredient contained in Relpax) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking eletriptan:
Incidence not known
Some side effects of eletriptan may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to eletriptan: oral tablet
The most commonly reported adverse events have included asthenia, nausea, dizziness, and somnolence.
Transient, dose-related increases in blood pressure (BP) have been observed, particularly in the elderly and among patients with renal impairment, and predominantly increases to diastolic BP. One patients with hepatic cirrhosis experienced a BP of 220/96 mmHg 5 hours after a receiving an 80 mg dose.
Common (1% to 10%): Chest tightness/pain/pressure, palpitation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypertension, peripheral vascular disorder, tachycardia
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Angina pectoris, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, AV block, bradycardia, hypotension, syncope, thrombophlebitis, vasospasm, shock
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, coronary artery vasospasm, transient myocardial ischemia
Frequency not reported: Edema
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain/discomfort/stomach pain/cramps/pressure, dry mouth, dyspepsia, nausea
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysphagia, throat tightness/difficulty swallowing, anorexia, constipation, diarrhea, eructation, esophagitis, flatulence, gastritis, gastrointestinal disorder, glossitis, increased salivation
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Enlarged abdomen, halitosis, gingivitis, hematemesis, stomatitis, tongue disorder, tongue edema, tooth disorder
Postmarketing reports: Ischemic colitis, vomiting
Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesia, dizziness, somnolence, headache, hypertonia, hyperesthesia, myasthenia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ataxia, incoordination, speech disorder, stupor, tremor, taste perversion
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Abnormal gait, aphasia, dystonia, hemiplegia, hyperalgesia, hypokinesia, neuropathy, paralysis, twitching, parosmia
Frequency not reported: Serotonin syndrome
Postmarketing reports: Seizure, cerebrovascular accident
Postmarketing reports: Allergic reactions including angioedema
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Goiter, thyroid adenoma, thyroiditis, breast pain
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anemia, leukopenia, purpura, lymphadenopathy
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thirst
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Increased appetite, weight gain, weight loss
Common (1% to 10%): Back pain
Common (1% to 10%): Pharyngitis, throat tightness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthma, dyspnea, respiratory disorder, respiratory tract infection, rhinitis, voice alteration, yawn
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Bronchitis, choking sensation, increased cough, epistaxis, hyperventilation, laryngitis, sinusitis, increased sputum
Common (1% to 10%): Sweating
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Face edema, pruritus, rash, skin disorder
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Alopecia, dry skin, eczema, exfoliative dermatitis, maculopapular rash, psoriasis, skin discoloration, skin hypertrophy, urticaria
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal vision, conjunctivitis, eye pain, lacrimation disorder, photophobia
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Oculogyric crisis, dry eyes, eye hemorrhage, ptosis, diplopia, abnormality of accommodation
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia, flushing/feeling of warmth, chills, malaise, vertigo
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ear pain, tinnitus
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Fever, hypothermia, otitis media
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Impotence, polyuria, urinary frequency, urinary tract disorder
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Menstrual disorder, menorrhagia, vaginitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, apathy, depersonalization, depression, emotional lability euphoria, insomnia, nervousness
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Amnesia, catatonic reaction, hallucinations, manic reaction, hysteria, neurosis, psychotic depression, sleep disorder
Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Relpax