Eletriptan Alcohol Interaction

Eletriptan Alcohol

Eletriptan is the generic name given to a family of drugs that serves as a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain as well as reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitive to light and sound and other migraine symptoms.

It is used to treat migraine headaches and will only treat a headache that has begun but will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.

This drug is not to be used to treat a common tension headache or a headache that causes loss of movement on one side of your body or any headache that is different from a normal migraine headache.

It is suggested no drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have coronary heart disease, angina, blood circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe liver disease, ischemic bowel disease or a headache that is different from your usual migraine, kidney disease, heart rhythm disorder or toher risk factors such as diabetes, menopause, smoking, being overweight, high cholesterol, family history of coronary heart disease, male and over 40, woman who has had a hysterectomy.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are mild headache, pressure in any part of the body, dry mouth, upset stomach, stomach pain, cramps, dizzy, drowsy, weak or warmth, redness or mild tingling under the skin.. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, pain or tightness in the jaw, neck or throat, chest pain, heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, numb, weak on one side of body, severe headache, confusion, vision , speech or balance problems, sudden severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, numb, tingling, blue tinge in fingers or toes, taking an antidepressant, agitation, high fever, sweating, pounding heartbeats, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of balance or coordination, overactive reflexes, hallucinations or fainting.If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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