Rizatriptan belongs to a class of medicines called selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists known as "triptans" for short.
Triptans are very effective in stopping a migraine from reaching its full intensity.
When taken at the onset of a migraine, Rizatriptan can effectively stop a migraine from developing and thus prevent any disruption to the patients life beyond that point.
Usually a single dose of Rizatriptan is enough stop a migraine.
How to use for migraine:- Take ONE Rizatriptan tablet as soon as possible after your migraine headache has started. Do not use it to prevent an attack.
If migraine returns within 24 hours
In some patients, migraine symptoms can return within a 24-hour period. If your migraine does return you can take an additional dose of Rizatriptan. You should always wait at least 2 hours between doses.
If after 2 hours you still have a migraine
If you do not respond to the first dose of Rizatriptan during an attack, you should not take a second dose of Rizatriptan for treatment of the same attack. It is still likely, however, that you will respond to Rizatriptan during the next attack.
Do not take more than 2 doses of Rizatriptan in a 24-hour period, (for example, do not take more than two 10-mg or 5 mg orodispersible tablets or tablets in a 24-hour period). You should always wait at least 2 hours between doses.
If your condition worsens, seek medical attention.
If you take more Rizatriptan than you should, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away. Take the medicine pack with you.
Signs of over-dosage can include dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, fainting and slow heart rate.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you get any of the following rare allergic symptoms after taking these tablets, stop taking Rizatriptan and go the hospital immediately:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
|Rizatriptan Tablets||3 Tablets||5mg||
|Rizatriptan Tablets||6 Tablets||5mg||
|Rizatriptan Tablets||3 Tablets||10mg||
|Rizatriptan Tablets||6 Tablets||10mg||
|Rizatriptan Tablets||9 Tablets||10mg||
|Rizatriptan Tablets||12 Tablets||10mg||
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.