issued a recall Thursday for two lots of the migraine pill, Relpax
, on account of potential bacteria contamination.
(Alliance News) - Pfizer Inc on Wednesday issued a voluntary nationwide recall in the US for two lots of migraine headache tablet, Relpax
, due to "potential microbiological contamination of non-sterile products".
* products that recently lost marketing exclusivity, which negatively impacted 2018 revenues by $1.7 billion operationally, primarily Viagra in the U.S., Enbrel and Lyrica in developed Europe as well as Relpax
and Pristiq in the U.S.;
During his pharma tenure, he played a leadership role in the clinical development of Celebrex (celecoxib) and Relpax
(These drugs can lead to medication-overuse headaches if taken for long periods of time.) Triptans (such as Imitreax and Relpax
) may also be taken for pain and to reduce blood vessel dilation.
Specific triptans include naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova) and eletriptan (Relpax
Brand names of drugs mentioned in this article Drug Brand name NSAIDs Diclofenac sodium Voltaren (and others) Ketorolac tromethamine Toradol (and others) Mefenamic acid Ponstel (and others) Naproxen sodium Naprelan (and others) Triptans Eletriptan hydrobromide Relpax
Frovatriptan succinate Frova Naratriptan hydrochloride Amerge Sumatriptan succinate Imitrex Ergotamines Dihydroergotamine mesylate D.H.E.
The class of triptans include sumatriptan (imitrex), rizatriptan (Maxalt), zolmitriptan (Zomig), naratriptan (Amerge), almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax
), and frovatriptan (Frova).
For example, the popular "triptan" drugs, including Relpax
, Imitrex and Maxalt, may no longer be safe to take if you have since developed high blood pressure, poorly controlled diabetes or elevated blood cholesterol.
Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) summarized that oral sumatriptan (Imitrex), eletriptan (Relpax
), and rizatriptan (Maxalt) reduced migraine headache pain and increased the pain-free response rate for adults when compared with placebo.
In the United States, seven triptans indicated for the short-term treatment of migraine with or without aura are available: sumatriptan (Imitrex), almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax
), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), and zolmitriptan (Zomig).
Triptans are drugs (such as Imitrex, Relpax
, and Frova) used specifically to treat migraine headaches.