An alternative fast-acting medication used to treat migraine.
This is a generic product, therefore depending on availability, the brand you receive may not be the same as the one pictured.
What is Rizatriptan?
Rizatriptan is used to treat migraine and belongs to a group of medicines called triptans (5-HT, receptor agonists). Migraines, usually identified by a throbbing at the front or on the side of the head, can affect a large number of people on a daily basis, and the root cause can often be difficult to interpret. Rizatriptan can also provide a fast-acting relief to the symptoms of more severe migraines, which can include nausea, sensitivity to light and sound and stiffness in the neck and shoulder area.
What is a migraine?
A migraine will usually start as a headache with throbbing at the front or on the side of the head. As the migraine develops, the location of the pain may change and become more intense. Depending on the severity, the symptoms may include; nausea and vomiting, sensitive to light, visual problems, sensitive to smells, reduced concentration levels, sweating, abdominal pain, feeling generally unwell and occasionally leading to diarrhoea. The symptoms associated with a migraine can vary between individuals and in severe cases can last a couple of days.
How the medication works
Migraine symptoms may be triggered by a temporary swelling of blood vessels in the head due to a temporary chemical imbalance in the body. Rizatriptan counters this chemical imbalance by stimulating receptors in the brain that result in a reduction in the swelling of the blood vessels, thereby relieving the intense pain felt during a migraine.
The usual dose of Rizatriptan is 10 mg. If you are currently taking propranolol or have kidney or liver problems you should use the 5 mg dose of Rizatriptan. If you are unsure, please contact the Patient Support Team on 0208 123 0703 or at email@example.com.
How to use it
Please consult the enclosed patient information leaflet before using Rizatriptan
The following dosage guide should be followed:
- Adult (Over 18 Years of age)
- 5mg at onset of symptoms as soon as possible. Some patients may require 100mg
- If after taking the first dose your symptoms are reduced, but later return, a second dose of 10mg may only be taken at least 2 hours following the first dose.
- If the first tablet has no effect, do not take another dose for the same migraine. For further advice contact your GP or the Patient Support Team on 0208 123 0703 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum daily dosage for Rizatriptan is 2 doses
- 5mg – 2x5mg tablets a day
- 10mg – 2x10mg tablets a day
- 10mg – 2x10mg orodispersible tablets a day
- 10mg – 2x10mg oral lyophilisates a day
The most common side effects associated with the usage of Rizatriptan include; fatigue, dizziness, flushing, sensations of heaviness and short term increases in blood pressure (transient).
Further information on the side effects of Rizatriptan can be found in the patient information leaflet.
Reviews for Rizatriptan 10mg
100% of customers liked this medication (5 reviews)
|16-Apr-2017||Having suffered with excruciating painful migraines for the last 20+ years I know I can take one of these and 30 minutes later be painfree to carry on with my life|
|30-Mar-2017||This product is the best for my migraines|
|02-Feb-2017||The only medication that helps my migraine|
|11-Jan-2017||Great but postage exspensive|
|26-Nov-2016||Very reliable service, fast delivery. Very happy with it.|
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