Rizatriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound). Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Rizatriptan belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. It affects a certain natural substance (serotonin) that causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain.

Rizatriptan does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often you get migraine attacks.

How to use Rizatriptan

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking rizatriptan and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, at the first sign of a migraine. It may be taken with or without food, but may work faster when it is taken on an empty stomach. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, response to treatment, and other drugs you may be taking. For children, the dosage is also based on weight. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

If there is no improvement in your symptoms, do not take more doses of this medication before talking to your doctor. If your symptoms are only partly relieved, or if your headache comes back, adults may take another dose at least 2 hours after the first dose. Children should not take more than one dose, or 5 milligrams in a 24-hour period. For adults, the US manufacturer recommends a maximum dose of 30 milligrams in a 24-hour period. The Canadian manufacturer recommends a maximum dose of 20 milligrams (for adults) in a 24-hour period.

If you have a higher risk for heart problems (see Precautions), your doctor may perform a heart exam before you start taking rizatriptan. He/she may also direct you to take your first dose of this medication in the office/clinic to monitor for serious side effects (such as chest pain). Talk to your doctor for details.

Overuse of drugs to treat sudden migraine attacks can sometimes lead to worsening of headache (medication overuse headache) or rebound headache. Therefore, do not use this medication more often or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if you need to use this medication more often, if the medication is not working as well, or if you have more frequent or worse headaches. Your doctor may need to change your medication and/or add another medication to help prevent headaches.


Brand Name: Maxalt.
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This medication description is not meant for treatment prescription without the intervention of a specialist

Common Uses
Rizatriptan is prescribed for the treatment of a migraine attack with or without the presence of an aura (visual disturbances, usually sensations of halos or flickering lights, which precede an attack). It cuts headaches short, but won't prevent attacks.

How to Take
The usual dose of Rizatriptan is one 5 or 10 milligram tablet. Doses should be spaced at least 2 hours apart. Take no more than 30 milligrams a day.

Warning and Precautions
Rizatriptan may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Rizatriptan with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Rizatriptan is not intended to prevent or reduce the number of migraine attacks that you experience.
If you have a headache that is different than your usual migraine attacks, check with your doctor before using Rizatriptan .
Maxalt may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Rizatriptan should not be used in children younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Rizatriptan while you are pregnant. It is not known if Rizatriptan is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Maxalt, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Symptoms of overdose: dizziness; fainting; headache, severe or continuing; sleepiness; slow heartbeat; vomiting.

Store Rizatriptan at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Rizatriptan out of the reach of children and away from pets.

Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur.
More common: chest pain; heaviness, tightness, or pressure in chest and/or neck; pounding heartbeat; sensation of burning, warmth, heat, numbness, tightness, or tingling; shortness of breath
Less common: increased heartbeat; irregular heartbeat; slow heartbeat.

More Information
The information given above is a summary. Your pharmacist can provide more information about Rizatriptan. Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

Rizotriptan Maxalt is used to treat migraine headaches. It will only treat a headache that has already begun



GENERIC NAME(S): Rizatriptan

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