eletriptan - oral, Relpax (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also Side Effects section.Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because a very serious interaction may occur: sibutramine.Because very serious interactions may occur, this drug should not be used within 72 hours of drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove eletriptan from your body (e.g., nefazodone, azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, macrolide antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin, protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir, ritonavir).This drug should not be used within 24 hours of the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: ergot-type drugs (e.g., ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, methysergide), other "triptan" migraine drugs (e.g., sumatriptan).If you are currently using any of the above medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting eletriptan.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: certain types of antidepressants (e.g., SSRIs such as fluoxetine/paroxetine/sertraline, NSRIs such as venlafaxine), St John's wort.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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