Eletriptan works immediately to relieve symptoms of migraine, such as headache. We advise taking the tablet as soon as symptoms of migraine first appear. You can take a dose at day or at night. (It does not have caffeine-like or dizziness inducing properties.)
Eletriptan is available as 20 mg and 40 mg tablets. A normal starting dose is 20 mg once daily as required.
If taking an Eletriptan tablet gives temporary relief of symptoms, but migraine symptoms return after two hours or longer, it may be beneficial to take a second tablet. However if Eletriptan had no benefit initially in relieving symptoms, taking a second tablet is unlikely to be of any further benefit. This does not mean that the medication will never work for you, and there may be symptom relief in future.
It does not prevent migraine attacks in the future, or make future migraine symptoms less severe. If you find that you are taking this medication for more than 10 days a month you might benefit from preventative treatment. Prolonged use of immediate relief medication used to treat headaches can lead to Medication Overuse Headache.
Please read the prescription instructions provided and follow them closely. Do not take more than two tablets (of 40mg each) in a 24 hour period.