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Maxalt Tablet - Generic Equivalent

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd

Generic Name: Rizatriptan


Strength Per Unit Price Price
5mg (12 tablets) $2.92 $35.1
5mg (32 tablets) $2.09 $93 $67.75

you save $25.25

5mg (64 tablets) $1.78 $187 $114.2

you save $72.80

5mg (128 tablets) $1.56 $374 $200

you save $174.00

Strength Per Unit Price Price
10mg (8 Tablet) $4.63 $37.2
10mg (16 Tablet) $3.09 $74 $50

you save $24.00

10mg (24 Tablet) $2.54 $111 $61.2

you save $49.80

10mg (32 Tablet) $2.31 $148 $74.24

you save $73.76

10mg (40 Tablet) $2.15 $185 $86.4

you save $98.60

10mg (48 Tablet) $2.04 $222 $98.88

you save $123.12

10mg (56 Tablet) $1.96 $259 $110.88

you save $148.12

10mg (64 Tablet) $1.91 $296 $122.88

you save $173.12

10mg (72 Tablet) $1.82 $333 $131.76

you save $201.24

10mg (80 Tablet) $1.83 $370 $146.4

you save $223.60

10mg (88 Tablet) $1.83 $407 $161.04

you save $245.96

Other Names

Rizact 5mg
Rizact 10mg
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Product Details

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?

•    Migraine

•    Headache

•    Pain

•     Other migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomit, light or sound sensitivity

What are the side-effects?

Some common side-effects include –

•    Dizziness

•    Drowsiness

•    Fatigue

•    Stomach Upset

•    vomit

•    Loose Motions

•    Muscular pain or cramps

•    Shakiness

•    flushing (feeling of warmth)

•    Xerostomia (dry mouth)

•    Stiffness, pain, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, or jaw

•    Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat

•    Breathlessness

•    Sweating in cold

•    Light-headedness

•     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.

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