Side Effects, Cost, Uses & More
The side effects of a medicine can vary from person to person. And they depend:
- your age
- your general state of health
- other medicines you are taking
- the dose of medicine you are taking
- other factors
Like most medications, Ubrelvy can cause mild to severe side effects. The lists below describe some of the more common side effects that Ubrelvy can cause. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about the possible side effects of Ubrelvy. They can also suggest ways to help reduce the side effects of the medication.
Mild side effects
Here is a short list of some of the mild side effects that Ubrelvy can cause. To learn about other mild side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or read the patient information for Ubrelvy..
Mild side effects* of Ubrelvy may include:
Mild side effects of many medications may disappear within days or weeks. But if they become bothersome, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
*For more information on these mild side effects, see the “Focus on Side Effects” section below.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Ubrelvy can occur, but they are not common. If you have serious side effects from Ubrelvy, call your doctor right away. But if you think you have a medical emergency, you should call 911 or your local emergency number.
In rare cases, some people may have an allergic reaction to Ubrelvy. The most serious type of allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, can be life-threatening. For more information on allergic reactions, see the “Focus on side effects” section below.
Focus on side effects
Before starting Ubrelvy, be sure to discuss any concerns about side effects with your doctor. This will help you decide together if taking the medicine is right for you.
Here is information on some side effects of Ubrelvy.
Feel like sleeping
You may feel tired or sleepy while taking Ubrelvy. This is a common side effect of the drug. In studies, this was reported more often with a higher dose of the drug than with a lower dose.
Keep in mind that migraine, which Ubrelvy is used to treat, can lead to fatigue and exhaustion (lack of energy). It is therefore important to ask your doctor or pharmacist what you can expect with Ubrelvy treatment.
What might help
Until you become familiar with how Ubrelvy affects you, be careful when participating in activities where you will need to be mentally alert or focused. This could include activities such as driving or operating machinery.
If this concerns you, ask your doctor for advice on how to help. They may recommend things like going for a walk or trying energizing deep breathing exercises.
In rare cases, Ubrelvy can make you feel dizzy. And some migraine symptoms, which Ubrelvy is used to treat, can cause or worsen dizziness. These migraine symptoms include tiredness, tiredness (lack of energy), nausea and vomiting.
What might help
While your body adjusts to Ubrelvy, try the following things to help manage dizziness:
- Lie down until your dizziness subsides.
- To avoid falling, be careful when rising from a seated position.
- To drink a lot of water.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to manage dizziness while you’re using Ubrelvy.
You may feel nauseous while taking Ubrelvy. In studies, nausea was the most commonly reported side effect of Ubrelvy.
But keep in mind that migraine, which Ubrelvy is used to treat, can also cause nausea and vomiting. It is therefore important to discuss with your doctor how treatment with Ubrelvy may affect you.
What might help
If you are concerned about feeling nauseous, talk to your doctor before taking Ubrelvy. They may recommend certain things to help relieve nausea.
For example, your doctor may suggest things like:
It is possible to have xerostomia (dry mouth) with the Ubrelvy treatment. It happens when there is not enough saliva in the mouth. And it can cause uncomfortable effects, including chapped lips, a dry throat, and bad breath.
What might help
Here are some simple tips that can help relieve your dry mouth symptoms:
- Drink more water than usual.
- Limit your intake of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol.
- Reduce your salt and sugar intake.
- Use an over-the-counter mouthwash.
Be sure to speak with your doctor if dry mouth bothers you while using Ubrelvy. They can offer more suggestions to help relieve this side effect.
Some people may have an allergic reaction to Ubrelvy.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction may include:
- a skin rash
- flushing (warmth, swelling or redness of the skin)
A more serious allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include swelling under the skin, usually on the eyelids, lips, hands or feet. They can also include swelling of the tongue, mouth, or throat, which can lead to difficulty breathing.
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Ubrelvy. But if you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number.