Relpax and Heart Problems

Recommendations Concerning Relpax and Heart Problems

People who have certain heart problems should not take Relpax. This includes people with:
 
Also, people who have a history of a heart attack, stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke") should not take Relpax.
 
Healthcare providers will likely wish to use particular caution when prescribing Relpax for people who have possible risk factors for heart disease. In fact, you should be evaluated for heart disease before taking Relpax if you smoke or have heart disease risk factors such as:
 
 
Also, men over the age of 40 and postmenopausal women should be evaluated for heart disease before taking Relpax.
 
If you have any of the above risk factors for heart disease, it is also strongly recommended that you take your first dose of Relpax in your healthcare provider's office (in order to monitor your heart).
 
Finally, call your healthcare provider or 911 right away if you experience any possible heart attack symptoms while taking Relpax (such as chest pain, chest tightness, or shortness of breath).
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