Eletriptan

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Contents

Introduction

Clinical Use

Indications

Administration

Oral 40mg soon as possible after acute attack migraine. >If poor response increase to 80mg but do not repeat in 24 hours.

Clinical Issues

Special advice

  • Little experience in elderly (over 65 years)
  • Should be used as monotherapy in acute migraine
  • Effectively using more than one of class in 24 hours is not a very good idea

Class Contra-indications

Class Side-effects

  • Tingling
  • Pressure or tightness throat or chest
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Effectively several others such as dry mouth, rarely any organ ischaemia but see manufacturers literature

Contra-indications

Side-effects

  • Ataxia
  • Speech problems
  • Diarrhoea
  • Myasthena
  • Myalgia

Pharmacology