Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Generic Name: Rizatriptan
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Rizatriptan is a prescribed drug used to treat symptoms of headache (migraine,
throbbing type). It belongs to the class of drugs called a Selective serotonin
receptor. It is available in the market with the brand name Maxalt.
Which ailments does Rizatriptan help treat?
• Other migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomit, light or sound sensitivity
What are the side-effects?
Some common side-effects include –
• Stomach Upset
• Loose Motions
• Muscular pain or cramps
• flushing (feeling of warmth)
• Xerostomia (dry mouth)
• Stiffness, pain, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, or jaw
• Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
• Sweating in cold
• Difficulty in speech
• Numbness of limbs
• Sudden or severe stomach pain
• Blood in stools
• Paleness or blue colouration of the fingers and toes
• Pain, burning, or tingling sensation in the hands or feet
• Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
• Puffiness of the face
• Swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower
• Skin rash
• Body Itching
• Vision difficulties
Dosage of Medication
• Rizatriptan comes as a tablet form. Need to be taken orally. It is a
disintegrating tablet which can be easily taken by mouth.
• The recommended dosage in adults is either 5 or 10 mg. Separate repeat dose
by 2 hours of gap. Maximum prescribed dosage within 24 hours' time is 30mg.
•Do take medicine when you experience the very first sign of a migraine headache. If your symptoms subside after ingesting the drug but comes back after 2 hours or longer, then go for a second dose. If still the symptoms persist, then do not take the third tablet without asking your doctor. Follow what your doctor says very carefully regarding the number of tablets that you may intake within a period of 24 hours.
• Follow the directions written on the prescription label carefully. Do ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand to avoid confusion
• Intake drug exactly as directed. Do not breach the instructions. Do not overdose
by your own self than directed or prescribed.
• In order to avoid any serious complications at the later stage, it is advised to
take the first dose of medication at the doctor's office so that adverse reactions
can be easily monitored.
• Since the tablet is disintegrating type in nature, use only dry hands to peel off
the back of the foil packaging. Immediately take out the tablet out of it and place
it on your tongue. The tablet will dissolve quickly and can be easily swallowed with
saliva. No water is required to swallow the disintegrating type of tablets.
• It is advised not to open the foil packaging or remove the orally disintegrating
tablets until just before you are ready for ingestion.
Warnings & Precautions
• Do inform your treating doctor if your headaches do not subside or occur more
frequently after taking this drug.
• Do not consume more than the recommended dosage of the drug as it may
cause your headache to get worse or may occur more frequently.
• Do not take Rizatriptan or any other headache medication for more than 10
days per month. Do inform your doctor in case you require more dosage for subsiding headache symptoms within a period of 24 hours.
• Do ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information
leaflet for instructions and validity information.
• Do inform your doctor in case you are allergic to any substance or active
ingredient or any on-going medication. Always ask your pharmacist for an
information leaflet about the medication
• Do not intake Rizatriptan if you have already taken any other selective
serotonin receptor agonist
• Do not intake this drug in case you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
in the past 2 weeks
• Do tell your doctor and pharmacist regarding all the prescription and non-
prescription medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins or any other herbal
• Do inform your doctor in case you have a history of any heart problem,abdominal disturbance, ischemia or any other body issue so that your doctor may prescribe this drug accordingly or even may ask you not to take this medication.
• In case you have a habit of smoking or you are overweight and or you have
gone through a menopausal stage, or sufferings from any heart or kidney disease
do tell your doctor the entire medical history regarding the same
• In case of pregnancy or you are breastfeeding your child, do inform your
doctor. Talk to your doctor regarding the birth control methods in case you are
sexually active while taking this medication. In case you become pregnant while
taking rizatriptan, do call your doctor
• Be aware of the side-effect of this medication. Do not drive a vehicle or operate
any machine as it may make you drowsy
• Communicate clearly with your doctor regarding the symptoms of a headache
so to assure that they are caused by migraine. Rizatriptan is not recommended to
relieve symptoms of basilar migraine or hemiplegic type of headache
• In case you have a condition called Phenylketonuria, be aware that the
disintegrating tablets contain an active ingredient called aspartame that forms phenylalanine that may interfere with this prevailing condition
How does it help in the treatment?
It works via a mechanism of narrowing blood vessels in the brain, discontinuing
pain signals from being sent to the brain, and blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause pain, nausea, and other symptoms of migraine. This drug does not prevent migraine attacks or diminish the number of headaches you have.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.