*Some exclusions apply. See full Terms and Conditions. Please note: This co-pay card is not health insurance and is only accepted at participating pharmacies. Savings limited to $150 per month for 12 uses. Card may be used once per month. For help with the RELPAX $4 Co-pay Card, call 1-800-926-5334, or write: Pfizer, ATTN: RELPAX, PO Box 4937, Warren, NJ 07059. www.pfizer.com
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WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?

A migraine isn’t just a bad headache. It’s an intense, throbbing pain.

Some people also get nauseous and experience sensitivity to light and sound. The symptoms of migraine are thought to be caused by a complex series of neurological events that also appear to affect the blood vessels in the head.

 

Types of Migraines

Migraines without aura

Not all migraines are the same.
But many people experience:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Nausea

Migraines with aura

An aura is a feeling or series of sensations that come before a migraine attack and can last about 5-60 minutes.

Common symptoms of aura include:

  • Seeing flashing lights, zigzag lines, or blind spots
  • Feeling numbness or tingling in the face or hands
  • Speech disturbances

The aura may be followed by some or all of the symptoms of a migraine without aura.

Start the conversation. The more your doctor knows about your headaches and symptoms, the more he or she can help determine if you suffer from migraines.

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WHO GETS MIGRAINES?

If you have migraines, you’re not alone.

Women are 2x as likely as men to suffer from migraines.

In fact, 15% of women and 6% of men are afflicted over a 1-year period.

Migraines are most often seen in adults 18 to 44 years of age.

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MIGRAINE TRIGGERS AND SYMPTOMS

Triggers

Triggers are things that can bring on migraines. They vary from person to person.

Often it’s a combination of triggers that can set off an attack. Common triggers may be related to your diet, body, and environment. Download the Migraine eDiaryTM app to help you track your triggers and migraine symptoms.

Dietary

  • Aged cheeses
  • Soy products
  • Hot dogs
  • Lunch meats
  • Alcohol (often red wine)
  • Caffeine (too much or withdrawal)
  • Skipped meals
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG, found in some canned and processed foods)
  • Aspartame (artificial sweetener)

Physical

  • Feeling worn down
  • Hormone changes
  • Being tired
  • Stress
  • Too much or too little sleep

Environmental

  • Weather changes
  • Light (bright, fluorescent, flashing, or flickering)
  • Odors and pollution (smog, smoke, perfume, chemical odors)
 

Symptoms

  • Migraines can cause throbbing headaches that can vary in intensity. However, they can also be accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea.

    Find out if you’re experiencing headaches or migraines with our ID Migraine quiz.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not take RELPAX® (eletriptan HBr) if you:

  • Have heart disease or a history of heart disease
  • Have a history of stroke, transient ischemic attack
  • Have a history or current evidence of hemiplegic or basilar migraines (if you are not sure about this, ask your doctor)
  • Have peripheral vascular disease (e.g. narrowing of blood vessels to the legs, arms, stomach, intestines, or kidneys)
  • Have ischemic bowel disease (inadequate blood supply to the intestine)
  • Have uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Have taken other migraine medications in the last 24 hours, including other triptans, ergots, or ergot-type medications
  • Are allergic to RELPAX or any of its ingredients
  • RELPAX should not be used within at least 72 hours of treatment with the following medicines: Nizoral® (ketoconazole), Sporanox® (itraconazole), Serzone® (nefazodone), TAO® (troleandomycin), Biaxin® (clarithromycin), Norvir® (ritonavir), and Viracept® (nelfinavir)

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Patients taking RELPAX may experience serious side effects, including:

Heart attacks and other heart problems. Heart problems may lead to death. Stop taking RELPAX and get emergency medical help right away if you have any symptoms of heart attack like discomfort in the center of your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back; chest pain or chest discomfort that feels like an uncomfortable heavy pressure; squeezing, fullness, or pain; pain or discomfort in your arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach; shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort; breaking out in a cold sweat; nausea or vomiting; feeling lightheaded.

Medication overuse headaches. Some patients who take too many RELPAX may have worse headaches. If your headaches get worse your doctor may decide to stop your treatment with RELPAX.

Serotonin syndrome is a serious and life-threatening problem that can happen when taking RELPAX, especially when used with certain medications commonly used to treat depression such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Tell your doctor right away if you experience mental changes such as hallucinations, fast heartbeat, high body temperature, trouble walking, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Changes in color or sensation in your fingers and toes (Raynaud’s syndrome).

Stomach and intestinal problems like sudden or severe stomach pain, stomach pain after meals, weight loss, nausea or vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever.

Problems with blood circulation to your legs and feet (cramping and pain in your legs or hips); like feeling of heaviness or tightness in your leg muscles, burning or aching in your feet or toes while resting, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your legs, cold feeling or color changes in 1 or both legs or feet.

Most common side effects are dizziness, nausea, weakness, tiredness and drowsiness. If you have these symptoms, do not drive a car or do anything where you need to be alert. Tell your doctor about any side effects you have.

RELPAX should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

INDICATION

RELPAX (eletriptan HBr) is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. RELPAX should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established. RELPAX is not for the prevention of migraines or other types of headaches, including cluster headache.

Click here for the full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for RELPAX.

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