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zomig vs sumatriptan vs maxalt vs relpax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 65

This is personalized comparison of zomig vs sumatriptan vs maxalt vs relpax for a female aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Zomig (latest outcomes from 3,945 users) has active ingredients of zolmitriptan. It is often used in migraine.

Sumatriptan (latest outcomes from 3,709 users) has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine.

Maxalt (latest outcomes from 4,353 users) has active ingredients of rizatriptan benzoate. It is often used in migraine.

Relpax (latest outcomes from 3,166 users) has active ingredients of eletriptan hydrobromide. It is often used in migraine.

On Sep, 2, 2014: 1,551 female patients aged 60 who take the same drugs are studied in zomig vs sumatriptan vs maxalt vs relpax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female60Migraine

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
zomig zolmitriptannot specified
sumatriptan sumatriptan succinatenot specified
maxalt rizatriptan benzoatenot specified
relpax eletriptan hydrobromidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 60 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
zomigsumatriptanmaxaltrelpax
Chest PainDrug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Migraine (headache)Headache (pain in head)AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)DizzinessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Headache (pain in head)Memory ImpairmentVomitingFall
DizzinessMigraine (headache)Drug IneffectiveTransient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
Arthralgia (joint pain)VomitingDiarrhoeaDizziness
Drug IneffectiveMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Asthenia (weakness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainDepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Myalgia (muscle pain)
VomitingChest PainHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
zomigsumatriptanmaxaltrelpax
Neck PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
Chest PainConfusionVentricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)Prinzmetal Angina (cardiac chest pain at rest that occurs in cycles)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Tenderness (pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched)Migraine With Aura (headache with vision weakness)Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
Headache (pain in head)DiarrhoeaHyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal)Asthenia (weakness)
Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Rapid Heart Beat
Drug AbuserChest PainHyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Rash (redness)
Hot FlashesBladder PainLoss Of ConsciousnessExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Noises Or Buzzing In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)Hyperthermia Malignant (disease passed down through families that causes a fast rise in body temperature (fever) and severe muscle contractions)
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired)Memory ImpairmentMitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
Headache - Migraine Without Aura (common migraine)Low Back PainHypokalaemia (low potassium)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
zomig0.00%9.52%23.81%33.33%33.33%
sumatriptan1.45%2.90%15.94%46.38%33.33%
maxalt3.70%0.00%14.81%48.15%33.33%
relpax6.67%6.67%26.67%40.00%20.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Zomig (zolmitriptan) is often used to treat migraine. Sumatriptan (sumatriptan succinate) is often used to treat migraine. Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate) is often used to treat migraine. Relpax (eletriptan hydrobromide) is often used to treat migraine. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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