Elyxyb is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat migraine with or without aura in adults.

Migraine is a condition that typically causes recurring episodes of moderate to severe headaches, along with other symptoms. Migraine is the name of the condition, and doctors call the recurrent head pain associated with it headache episodes or migraine episodes. Symptoms of migraine may include aura. An aura refers to unusual symptoms or sensations that can occur before or during a migraine episode, such as trouble seeing.

Elyxyb should not be taken to help prevent migraine headaches. It’s only approved to treat a migraine episode that’s already occurring.

Drug details

Elyxyb contains the active ingredient celecoxib. It belongs to a drug class called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Elyxyb is a solution that you take orally. Each dose comes in a small glass bottle that you’ll discard after one use.

Elyxyb comes in one strength: 25 milligrams (mg) per milliliter (mL) of solution. Each bottle contains 120 mg in 4.8 mL of solution.

Effectiveness

For information about the effectiveness of Elyxyb, see the “Elyxyb for migraine” section below.

Elyxyb is a brand-name drug that contains the active ingredient celecoxib. There currently isn’t a generic form of Elyxyb oral solution. (A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics typically cost less than brand-name drugs.)

However, celecoxib also comes as an oral capsule. It’s a generic version of the brand-name prescription drug, Celebrex.

If you have questions about the differences between Elyxyb, Celebrex, and celecoxib, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Elyxyb to treat certain conditions. Elyxyb may also be used off-label for other conditions. Off-label drug use is when an FDA-approved drug is prescribed for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.

Elyxyb is prescribed to treat migraine with or without aura in adults. An aura refers to unusual symptoms or sensations that can occur before or during a migraine episode, such as trouble seeing.

Elyxyb is not used to help prevent migraine headaches. It’s only approved to treat a migraine episode that’s already occurring.

Migraine explained

Migraine is a condition that typically causes recurring episodes of moderate to severe headaches, along with other symptoms. Migraine episodes are thought to be caused by inflammation (swelling) and widening of the blood vessels in your head. This inflammation may cause severe, throbbing pain, among other symptoms.

Other common migraine symptoms include:

Some migraine episodes occur with an aura, which is the name for sensory symptoms that can occur as a migraine episode starts. Examples of aura symptoms are seeing flashes of light that aren’t really there, partial loss of vision, or tingling sensations.

Migraine is a condition that affects people differently. This includes how often migraine episodes occur and how severe they are. An individual’s migraine symptoms and severity can also vary from one episode to the next.

Several treatment options are available for migraine. To learn more about managing migraine, see our headache and migraine hub.

Effectiveness for treating migraine

In clinical trials, Elyxyb has been shown to be an effective treatment for migraine headaches in adults.

Elyxyb isn’t prescribed to help prevent migraine headaches. It’s only approved to treat a migraine episode that’s already occurring.

To learn how Elyxyb performed in clinical trials, see the drug’s prescribing information.

Elyxyb and children

It isn’t known if Elyxyb is safe or effective for use in children with migraine. The drug is only approved for use in adults. If your child has this condition, talk with their doctor about other possible treatment options.

As with all medications, the price of Elyxyb can vary. To find current prices for Elyxyb in your area, check out GoodRx.com.


The cost you find on GoodRx.com is what you may pay without insurance. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.

Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Elyxyb. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.

Before approving coverage for Elyxyb, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide if the drug will be covered.

If you’re not sure if you’ll need to get prior authorization for Elyxyb, contact your insurance company.

Financial and insurance assistance

If you need financial support to pay for Elyxyb, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.

A savings program called Elyxyb Passport is available for Elyxyb. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 855-447-6042 or visit the program website.

To learn more about saving money on prescriptions, check out this article.

Mail-order pharmacies

Elyxyb may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.

If recommended by your doctor, you may be able to receive a 90-day supply of Elyxyb, so there’s less concern about running out of the medication. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications.

If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.

Generic version

Elyxyb is not available in a generic version. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Elyxyb is a brand-name drug that contains the active ingredient celecoxib. Celecoxib also comes as an oral capsule. It’s a generic version of the brand-name prescription drug, Celebrex.

If you have questions about the cost of Elyxyb, Celebrex, or celecoxib, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

The Elyxyb dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include other medical conditions you may have, such as liver problems.

The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Drug forms and strengths

Elyxyb is a solution that you take orally. Each dose comes in a small glass bottle that you’ll discard after one use.

The drug comes in one strength: 25 milligrams (mg) per milliliter (mL) of solution. Each bottle contains 120 mg in 4.8 mL of solution.

Dosage for migraine

The typical dose of Elyxyb is 120 mg in 4.8 mL of solution (which is the entire contents of one bottle). You’ll take one dose orally when a migraine headache occurs.

The maximum dosage of Elyxyb is one dose in a 24-hour period.

Your doctor will determine how many days a month is safe for you to take Elyxyb.

Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of 60 mg in 2.4 mL of solution if you take certain medications or have certain medical conditions, such as liver problems. If you have questions about the dosage that’s right for you, talk with your doctor.

Will I need to take this drug long term?

Elyxyb should only be taken as needed for a migraine headache that is currently occurring, up to a certain number of days each month. It should not be taken to help prevent migraine headaches from occurring.

If Elyxyb is effective in treating your migraine headaches, your doctor may recommend that you take it long term. However, it should only be taken when a migraine headache is occurring. Elyxyb is not meant to be taken on a regular basis.

Elyxyb can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Elyxyb. These lists do not include all possible side effects.

For more information about the possible side effects of Elyxyb, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Elyxyb, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild side effects

Mild side effects* of Elyxyb can include dysgeusia (changes in your sense of taste).

Elyxyb belongs to a drug class called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The following mild side effects can occur with NSAIDs:

Most of these side effects may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. However, if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

* This is a partial list of mild side effects from Elyxyb. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view Elyxyb’s prescribing information.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects were not seen in people who took Elyxyb in clinical trials. However, the serious side effects listed below have occurred in people who took a different form of celecoxib. (Celecoxib is the active ingredient in Elyxyb.)

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Serious side effects and their symptoms may include:

  • Medication overuse headaches (headaches caused by taking too much of this or other migraine-relieving medications). Symptoms can include:
    • headaches that occur daily or more often than is typical
  • Liver problems, such as liver failure. Symptoms can include:
    • nausea
    • itchiness
    • pain or tenderness in the upper right area of your abdomen
    • flu-like symptoms, such as fever
  • High blood pressure. This side effect typically doesn’t cause symptoms. However, extremely high blood pressure may cause:
    • severe headache
    • vision problems
    • blood in your urine
    • dizziness
  • Heart failure and related edema (fluid retention). Symptoms can include:
    • swelling or puffiness, especially in your lower legs and feet
    • sudden, extreme weight gain
    • fatigue
    • trouble breathing
  • Kidney problems. Symptoms can include:
    • dark urine
    • confusion
    • swelling in your lower legs or feet
  • Serious skin reaction, such as skin peeling or blisters.
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count).
  • Cardiovascular problems.* Symptoms can include:
    • trouble breathing
    • pain in your arm or back
    • sudden weakness on one side of your body
    • slurred speech
    • dizziness
  • Digestive system problems.* Symptoms can include:
    • pain in your abdomen
    • indigestion
    • vomit that looks similar to coffee grounds
  • Allergic reaction.

* Elyxyb has a boxed warning for this side effect. This is a serious warning from the FDA. To learn more, see the FDA warning at the top of this article.

ALLERGIC REACTION

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Elyxyb. This side effect wasn’t reported in clinical trials of Elyxyb. However, it has occurred in people who took a different form of celecoxib. (Celecoxib is the active ingredient in Elyxyb.)

Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:

A more severe allergic reaction is rare. However, it is possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
  • swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
  • trouble breathing

Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Elyxyb, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Elyxyb is approved to treat migraine episodes that are already occurring in adults. In addition to Elyxyb, your doctor may prescribe other medications to help prevent or treat migraine.

It’s important to note that taking too much Elyxyb or other acute (fast-acting) migraine medications may cause medication overuse headaches. These headaches are more likely to occur when acute migraine medications are taken 10 or more days in a month. If your doctor prescribes other acute migraine medications for you, they will go over the details of your treatment plan. This plan will include information such as:

  • which medication you’ll take at the first sign of a migraine headache
  • which medication you’ll take if your symptoms don’t go away or return
  • how many days a month you can safely take each medication

Examples of other drugs that may be taken in combination with Elyxyb include:

  • other pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • triptan medications, such as:
  • calcitonin gene-related peptide antagonist drugs, such as:
  • opioid pain medications, such as:
  • topiramate (Qudexy XR, Topamax, Trokendi XR)

Alcohol isn’t known to interact with Elyxyb. In fact, Elyxyb comes as a solution that contains alcohol as one of its ingredients.

However, drinking alcohol, especially in excessive amounts, can increase the risk of serious side effects while taking Elyxyb. These include liver problems and serious digestive system problems such as bleeding and ulcers.

Also, keep in mind that consuming alcohol can trigger a migraine headache in some people, which Elyxyb is approved to treat.

If you drink alcohol, talk with your doctor about how much is safe for you to drink while you take Elyxyb.

Elyxyb can interact with several other medications.

Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe.

Elyxyb and other medications

Below is a list of medications that can interact with Elyxyb. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Elyxyb.

Before taking Elyxyb, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also, tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.

Drugs that may cause an interaction with Elyxyb or increase the risk of drug side effects include:

  • Drugs that increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Examples include:
    • antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin
    • salicylates, such as diflunisal
    • anticoagulants (blood thinners), such as warfarin (Jantoven)
    • oral corticosteroid drugs, such as prednisone and medroxyprogesterone (Medrol)
    • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Certain blood pressure medications. Elyxyb may affect how well certain types of blood pressure medications work. This could lead to increased blood pressure or kidney problems. Examples include:
    • angiotensin receptor blockers, such as valsartan (Diovan)
    • loop diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide (Bumex)
  • CYP2C9 inhibitors or inducers. Drugs that affect an enzyme called CYP2C9 can change the level of Elyxyb in your body. This interaction could lead to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness of Elyxyb. Examples include:
    • rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), which is an antibiotic
  • Digoxin. Elyxyb may increase the level of digoxin (Lanoxin) in your blood, raising the risk of digoxin’s side effects.
  • Lithium (Lithobid), a drug used to treat certain mental health conditions. Taking Elyxyb in combination with lithium may raise the risk of lithium’s side effects.
  • Certain immunosuppressants, such as methotrexate (Trexall, Otrexup, Rasuvo), pemetrexed (Alimta), and cyclosporine (Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune). Taking Elyxyb in combination with any of these drugs may increase the risk of its side effects.
  • Drugs broken down in the body by an enzyme known as CYP2D6, such as atomoxetine (Straterra). If this enzyme doesn’t work as well as it should, Elyxyb could build up in your body. This can cause side effects.

If your doctor prescribes any of these medications for you along with Elyxyb, they may monitor you more closely during your treatment. They may also adjust your dosage of Elyxyb. If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Elyxyb and herbs and supplements

There aren’t any herbs or supplements that have been specifically reported to interact with Elyxyb. However, you should still check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any of these products while taking Elyxyb.

Elyxyb and foods

There aren’t any foods that have been specifically reported to interact with Elyxyb. If you have any questions about eating certain foods with Elyxyb, talk with your doctor.

You should take Elyxyb according to the instructions your doctor gives you.

Elyxyb is a solution that you take orally. Each dose comes in a small glass bottle that you’ll discard after one use.

You should take Elyxyb only when a migraine headache occurs (up to the number of days each month determined by your doctor). You may take your dose with or without food.

How much Elyxyb you’ll take will depend on the dose your doctor prescribes for you. If you are prescribed a 120-milligram (mg) dose, you’ll take 4.8 milliliters (mL) orally. To do this, you will drink the entire contents of one bottle. You should discard the bottle after you’ve taken your dose.

If you are prescribed a 60-mg dose of Elyxyb, you’ll take 2.4 mL orally. To measure the right amount, use an oral syringe. Your pharmacist can provide an oral syringe and show you how to use it. Do not use a household teaspoon to measure your dose. You should discard the Elyxyb bottle after you’ve taken your dose. Do not save the unused solution for later use.

For more detailed instructions, see Elyxyb’s medication guide. This guide is also included in the drug’s packaging.

When to take

Take Elyxyb as soon as possible when a migraine headache occurs (up to the number of days each month determined by your doctor). Do not take more than one dose of Elyxyb in a 24-hour period.

Since migraine headaches can start at any time, consider carrying Elyxyb with you.

You may want to consider keeping track of when you take Elyxyb on your calendar or a migraine app. Doing so can help you and your doctor determine the best treatment plan for you. For example, if you have frequent migraine headaches, they may recommend ways to help prevent migraine episodes. (Elyxyb is not used to help prevent migraine headaches.)

Accessible labels and containers

If your prescription label is hard to read, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels that have large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to direct you to one that does.

Elyxyb comes in a small, single-use glass bottle with a child-resistant lid. If you have trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist if they can put an easy-open lid on your Elyxyb bottle. Or they may be able to recommend tools that can make it simpler to open lids.

Taking Elyxyb with food

You may take Elyxyb with or without food.

You may take your dose with a sip of water. After you take your dose, you may drink up to 8 ounces (240 mL) of water. However, drinking water with or after each dose isn’t mandatory.

Migraine is a condition that typically causes recurring episodes of moderate to severe headaches, along with other symptoms. These symptoms may include aura. An aura refers to unusual symptoms or sensations that can occur before or during a migraine episode, such as trouble seeing.

Migraine episodes are thought to be caused by inflammation (swelling) and vasodilation (widening) of the blood vessels in your head. This inflammation may cause severe head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea, among other symptoms.

Elyxyb is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs are prescribed to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and reduce fever.

Specifically, Elyxyb works by blocking cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2). COX2 is an enzyme in your body that makes prostaglandins (hormone-like chemicals in your body). While your body needs prostaglandins for numerous body functions, high levels of prostaglandins can cause inflammation and vasodilation.

By blocking COX2, Elyxyb slows the production of prostaglandins. Elyxyb is thought to treat migraine headaches by reducing inflammation and vasodilation typically caused by prostaglandins.

How long does it take to work?

In a clinical trial, Elyxyb worked within 1 to 2 hours to reduce or eliminate headache pain and other migraine symptoms. After one dose, Elyxyb continues to relieve headache pain for 2 to 24 hours. (The maximum dosage of Elyxyb is one dose in a 24-hour period.)

Elyxyb may cause harm to a developing fetus during the second half of pregnancy. Elyxyb is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs taken in weeks 20 or later of pregnancy may cause a decreased level of amniotic fluid (fluid that surrounds the fetus in the womb). And NSAIDs taken in weeks 30 or later of pregnancy may cause serious heart development problems in the fetus. (Pregnancy is typically 40 weeks long.)

Because of these risks, your doctor will likely not prescribe Elyxyb (or other NSAIDs) during pregnancy, especially at 20 weeks and later.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about the safest way to manage migraine during this time.

Elyxyb and fertility

It’s possible that taking Elyxyb could affect fertility (ability to conceive a pregnancy) in females.* This effect should go away once you stop taking the drug.

Elyxyb belongs to a drug class called NSAIDs. Based on clinical and animal studies, taking NSAIDs may delay or prevent the release of an egg from an ovary (ovulation).

Elyxyb isn’t known to affect fertility in males.*

If you’re planning to become pregnant or trying to conceive, talk with your doctor. They will go over the risks and benefits of Elyxyb as well as other migraine treatment options.

* Note: Sex and gender exist on spectrums. Use of the terms “female” and “male” in this article refers to sex assigned at birth.

It isn’t recommended to take Elyxyb during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re taking Elyxyb.

For more information about taking Elyxyb during pregnancy, see the “Elyxyb and pregnancy” section above.

It may be safe to breastfeed while taking Elyxyb. However, this hasn’t been studied in clinical trials, so it isn’t known for sure.

Celecoxib (the active ingredient in Elyxyb) is known to pass into breast milk in small amounts. In reports, no negative side effects were seen in children who were breastfed.

If you’re breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, talk with your doctor. They can help you determine the best way to feed your child while managing a migraine episode.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Elyxyb.

Is Elyxyb stronger than ibuprofen?

Elyxyb and ibuprofen both belong to the same drug class, called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In general, Elyxyb is likely stronger than over-the-counter ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). However, no clinical trials have been performed to compare Elyxyb and ibuprofen for treating migraine headaches.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions about treatment options for migraine. They can tell you more about the similarities and differences between Elyxyb and ibuprofen.

Is it OK to take Elyxyb every day?

No. You should not take Elyxyb frequently or every day. Instead, Elyxyb is only taken as needed when a migraine headache occurs. Your doctor will tell you how many days each month is safe for you to take Elyxyb. If you get frequent migraine headaches, your doctor will likely recommend other treatment options for you.

Taking Elyxyb every day may increase the risk of serious side effects. A few examples include cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke, digestive tract bleeding or ulcers, and medication overuse headaches. (These are headaches that can occur when acute [fast-acting] migraine medications are taken 10 or more days in a month.)

Consider keeping track of when you take Elyxyb on your calendar or a migraine app. Doing so can help you and your doctor determine the best treatment plan for you. For example, if you have frequent migraine headaches, they may prescribe a medication to help prevent migraine headaches. (Elyxyb is not used to help prevent migraine headaches.)

If I have kidney problems, can I safely take Elyxyb?

If you have kidney problems, your doctor may check the health of your kidneys before prescribing Elyxyb. If they determine that your kidney problems are severe, it may not be safe for you to take Elyxyb. It’s possible that taking Elyxyb may worsen your kidney problems or cause kidney failure.

If your kidney problems aren’t severe, you may be able to safely take Elyxyb. While you’re taking the drug, your doctor will monitor your kidney function closely.

It’s also important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your current medications. This is because taking certain medications with Elyxyb can increase the risk of serious side effects, especially in people with kidney problems.

Elyxyb comes with several precautions.

FDA warnings

This drug has boxed warnings. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

Cardiovascular problems. Elyxyb is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs can increase your risk of life threatening cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular problems can occur at any time while taking NSAIDs. However, the risk increases the longer you take the drug.

Additionally, your doctor will likely not prescribe Elyxyb if you’re planning to have or recently had a heart bypass surgery called a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Taking an NSAID after CABG surgery can further increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Digestive system problems. Elyxyb is an NSAID, which can affect the lining of your digestive system. This can lead to bleeding, ulcers (sores), and tears in your intestines, stomach, or esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach). In some cases, these digestive system problems can be life threatening.

Serious digestive problems can occur suddenly at any time while taking NSAIDs, including Elyxyb. Factors that increase the risk of these problems include older age (ages 65 years and older) or having peptic ulcer disease or digestive tract bleeding in the past. Other medical conditions and taking certain medications can also increase this risk. You and your doctor will decide if the benefit of Elyxyb treatment outweighs your risk of severe digestive problems.

To learn more, see “FDA warnings: Cardiovascular problems and digestive system problems” at the top of this article.

Other precautions

Before taking Elyxyb, talk with your doctor about your health history. Elyxyb may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:

  • Allergy to celecoxib, sulfa, or other NSAIDs. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Elyxyb (celecoxib) or any of its ingredients, your doctor will likely not prescribe Elyxyb. This drug belongs to a drug class called NSAIDs. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to another NSAID, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, be sure to tell your doctor. Additionally, tell them if you are allergic to sulfonamide (“sulfa”) drug,. Some people with this allergy may also react to Elyxyb. Your doctor can tell you about other medications that may be better options for you.
  • Asthma. Taking NSAIDs such as Elyxyb may increase the risk of asthma attacks in some people. If you have asthma, talk with your doctor. They may prescribe a different migraine treatment option for you.
  • High blood pressure. Taking NSAIDs such as Elyxyb may increase blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, Elyxyb may worsen your condition. Additionally, Elyxyb may cause certain blood pressure medications not to work well. If you have high blood pressure, you and your doctor will decide the best treatment to manage migraine.
  • Heart problems. If you have heart problems, taking Elyxyb or other NSAIDs could put you at even higher risk of serious cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke. The drug could also cause or worsen congestive heart failure (CHF). And if you have CHF, taking Elyxyb can increase your risk of kidney problems. You and your doctor will decide if the benefit of this treatment outweighs your risk of heart problems.
  • Kidney problems. Taking NSAIDs such as Elyxyb, especially long term, may lead to kidney problems. If you have kidney problems, taking Elyxyb may worsen your kidney function. So your doctor may not prescribe Elyxyb. If they do, they will monitor you closely.
  • Liver problems. Taking NSAIDs such as Elyxyb may cause liver problems. If you have liver problems, your doctor may not prescribe Elyxyb. If they do, they will likely prescribe a lower dose.
  • Pregnancy. Elyxyb isn’t recommended during pregnancy, especially in weeks 20 and later. For more information, see the “Elyxyb and pregnancy” section above.
  • Breastfeeding. It’s likely safe to breastfeed while taking Elyxyb. For more information, see the “Elyxyb and breastfeeding” section above.

Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Elyxyb, see the “Elyxyb side effects” section above.

Do not take more Elyxyb than your doctor recommends. For some drugs, doing so may lead to unwanted side effects or overdose.

What to do in case you take too much Elyxyb

If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. However, if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

Elyxyb should not cause drug dependence. And stopping this medication should not cause drug withdrawal. Elyxyb should not be taken on a regular basis. It should only be taken as needed when a migraine headache occurs.

However, taking too much Elyxyb may cause medication overuse headaches. These are headaches that can occur when acute (fast-acting) migraine medications are taken 10 or more days in a month. Medication overuse headaches may be more severe or occur more often than your typical migraine headaches.

If you think you’re having medication overuse headaches, talk with your doctor. If you’re taking your migraine medications more than prescribed, it’s important to tell your doctor. This way, they can guide you on how to slowly reduce the use of headache-relieving medications. This will also help your doctor determine a better plan for managing your condition.

When you get Elyxyb from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the bottle. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.

The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The current stance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to avoid using expired medications. If you have unused medication that has gone past the expiration date, talk with your pharmacist about whether you might still be able to use it.

Storage

How long a medication remains good to use can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.

Elyxyb bottles should be stored at a room temperature of 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). Do not freeze or refrigerate this medication.

Disposal

If you no longer need to take Elyxyb and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.

This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.

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