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Safety in Lactation: Antimigraine drugs

21 October 2020If simple analgesics, e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, are insufficient to treat symptoms, sumatriptan is the drug of choice for the treatment of acute migraine. Although…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

22 May 2020This Medicines Q&A outlines the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and provides examples of medicines with the potential to cause serotonin syndrome.  

Triptans and SSRI or SNRI antidepressants – is there an interaction?

27 March 2019The likelihood of an interaction between triptans and SSRIs/SNRIs resulting in serotonin syndrome is considered in this updated Medicines Q&A.
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

RelpaxPfizer Ltd

Pfizer Ltd
Relpax
Tablets f/c 20mg, 40mg
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special requirements for storage.
11 May 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Sumatriptan
5HT1-receptor agonist for treatment of acute migraine
Limited unpublished evidence of safety
18 September 2020