7 patient evaluations for Eletriptan

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Jan 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Your doctor will tell you that this medication works best if and when taken the moment you feel a migraine is starting. I am not a Dr so when is that moment? Also, most insurance companies only cover 4 pills a month. The prescription does have rules regarding taking more... wait 2 hours before taking another tablet (two hours can be a life time), and do not take more than 80mg in 24 hours. It's not like Advil where you just keep taking it every 6 hours... The company does have a discount program to help with co-pays
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 29, 2011 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (confusion, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Identify earliest aura symptoms and take Eletriptan early. Once the headache starts, Eletriptan can be ineffective or even encourage a worse migraine. Some early aura symptoms for me: Elation, mental fuzziness, slight headache. Avoid triggering foods (smoked meat, Splenda, etc.) as much as possible, to prevent as many migraines as possible. Get coupons from the manufacturer's website. With a coupon (reusable card), I pay $10 per month for a prescription that would otherwise cost a $40 copay.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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