Rizatriptan is a medicine that can be classified as a selective serotonin receptor agonist, and it’s most commonly used in treatment of acute migraines.
What is it?
Rizatriptan is a medicine used in treatment of acute migraines. This medicine will only treat a headache that has already begun, it will not prevent the number of headaches you get on a regular basis.
How does it work?
Rizatriptan can be classified as a selective serotonin 5-HT receptor agonist, which is a group of medicines that offer relief from headaches caused by migraines. They work by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain.
What is Rizatriptan used for?
Rizatriptan is used to treat migraine-related headaches. However, this medicine will only help with the treatment of the currently occuring migraine. It cannot be used as a way to lower the number of regular migraines one might experience on a regular basis.
How to use Rizatriptan?
Use Rizatriptan exactly as prescribed by your doctor, or as directed in the enclosed information leaflet. Never take Rizatriptan in doses larger than the one recommended. Remember to always try and take the lowest possible dose which will still offer you relief from your migraine-induced headache.
Take Rizatriptan as soon as you notice headache symptoms. Do not take the tablet whole, allow it to dissolve in your mouth. You can swallow several times as the tablet dissolves. If your headache does not completely go away, take a second tablet 2 hours after the first. However, if your symptoms have not improved at all, contact your doctor immediately for further instructions. Do not take a second pill before consulting with a medical professional.
Never use more than your recommended dose, even if your current migraine is particularly bad. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can make your headaches significantly worse. Contact your doctor if you notice that your medication does not work as well and offers significantly less relief from your migraines.
Rizatriptan is used when needed, and it does not have a fixed dosing schedule. If you’ve accidentally taken a dose greater than the one prescribed, get in touch with your doctor immediately.
Some people might experience discomfort in their stomach after taking Rizatriptan. Try to take it during or after a meal, in order to avoid having an upset stomach.
Side effects and precautions
Do not use Rizatriptan if you have a history of heart attacks or heart problems. Tell your doctor what other medicines you have used recently. Rizatriptan can cause some serious complications if used in combination with certain other medicines.
Common side effects may include:
- Feeling of pressure in your throat or chest
Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical help if you notice any symptoms of an allergic reaction or any severe side effects, which include:
- Swelling of the face,lips, or tongue (allergic reaction)
- Difficulty breathing (allergic reaction)
- Hives (allergic reaction)
- Severe headache
- Hallucinations, sweating, shivering
- Ringing in your ears
- Blurry vision
- Sudden severe stomach pain
- Heart attack symptoms – chest pain, nausea, sweating
Never take Rizatriptan if you’re allergic to any of its components. Read the enclosed information leaflet that comes with the medicine, and check the full list of ingredients.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. He will decide whether it is safe or not for you to use this medicine in your situation.
Rizatriptan is intended for persons over the age of 6, and it should not be used by anyone younger than the intended user age.
Keep Rizatriptan tablets out of children’s reach and don’t use them after the expiration date on the package. If you see any peculiar complications or side effects which you suspect might have been caused by this medication, go see your doctor immediately.
How can I purchase it online?
Buy Rizatriptan online, safely through Tru Medical. A consultation with a medical professional is required beforehand, to ensure that using Rizatriptan is the correct way to treat your medical condition.