Relpax raising blood pressure?

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I started having migraines after I went through menopause.   I've taken Triptans for at least 5 years, and the headaches used to be twice a month for about 3 days each.   For about the last 6 months,   they are once a week for 1 - 2 days, but now my blood pressure has been high. I am wondering if the Relpax can make me have high blood pressure readings because the last 2 times I went to the dr. I had taken Relpax that day. Michol.

Answer:

Dear Michol;

Triptans such as Relpax can cause an increase in blood pressure for some people. It's important to discuss this with your doctor for a number of reasons. If you have high blood pressure, it's important for you to control it, so checking your blood pressure when you haven't taken a triptan is something that needs to be done. If you actually have hypertension, triptans should be avoided until it's brought under control. If the triptans raise your blood pressure too high, you and your doctor may decide that triptans aren't right for you.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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