Imitrex vs Relpax

Imitrex
(Rx)
Relpax
(Rx)
Imitrex is a migraine medication.
Relpax is a migraine medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Migraines
3.5
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Migraines
4.4
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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December 28, 1992
December 26, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
31,031 Discussions
5,364 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Headaches
Imitrex is prescribed for Migraines and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Headaches
Relpax is prescribed for Migraines and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Imi
Nausea
9
Allergy
4
Aura
4
Tiredness
4
Dizziness
3
Weakness
3
Numbness
2
Weight Loss
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Weight Gain
1
Rel
Tiredness
6
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
2
Drowsiness
2
Light Sensitivity
2
Tingling
2
Bipolar Disorder
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
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Imitrex
Imi
Relpax
Rel
Nausea
Imi
Rel
9
0
Allergy
Imi
Rel
4
0
Aura
Imi
Rel
4
0
Tiredness
Imi
Rel
4
6
Dizziness
Imi
Rel
3
0
Weakness
Imi
Rel
3
3
Numbness
Imi
Rel
2
0
Weight Loss
Imi
Rel
2
2
High Blood Pressure
Imi
Rel
2
0
Weight Gain
Imi
Rel
1
2
Tiredness
Rel
Imi
6
4
Weakness
Rel
Imi
3
3
Weight Gain
Rel
Imi
2
1
Weight Loss
Rel
Imi
2
2
Drowsiness
Rel
Imi
2
0
Light Sensitivity
Rel
Imi
2
0
Tingling
Rel
Imi
2
0
Bipolar Disorder
Rel
Imi
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rel
Imi
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Rel
Imi
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Imitrex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Relpax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Imitrex and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Relpax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Solution: 6 mg/0.5 mL, 12 mg/mL
Spray: 5 mg/actuation, 20 mg/actuation
Injector: 6 mg/0.5 mL
Kit: 6 mg/0.5 mL
Tablet: 20 mg, 40 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Sumatriptan
Eletriptan Hydrobromide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Imitrex and Relpax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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