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Rizatriptan is a prescription-only medication used to alleviate symptoms of migraines. It can be used to treat headaches with or without aura (flashing lights, lines or blurred vision), as well as other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to sound and light. Rizatriptan is part of the triptan group of medications. These drugs work by reversing the effects of enlarged blood vessels around the brain that are believed to bring about migraine attacks.

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Tablets £ £ £
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Why choose Rizatriptan?

Rizatriptan can provide effective, prompt pain relief for people suffering with mild to severe migraine headaches. Many people find that after taking the medication, their headache completely disappears. Others find that it helps to relieve some of the other debilitating symptoms associated with the condition, allowing them to return to normal activities. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people who have seen no improvement after using paracetamol and other painkillers.

What dose should I choose?

Rizatriptan is available in a tablet form. The dose will be based on how old you are, your medical condition, what other medications you may be taking and how you respond to treatment. For more information on dosages, read the patient instructions that come with the medication. You can also consult your doctor or contact one of our healthcare professionals for more details.

How should I take Rizatriptan?

Swallow one tablet whole with a glass of water. It can be taken on a full or empty stomach, although it may take longer for the medication to work if it is taken with food. For best results, have one tablet when you first notice the signs of an attack.

How does Rizatriptan work?

Migraine headaches are thought to be caused by enlarged blood vessels that surround the brain. Rizatriptan works by narrowing these dilated vessels. It can also affect natural substances in the brain that are thought to trigger migraine symptoms, such as pain, nausea and sensitivity to sound and light.

What are the side effects of Rizatriptan?

Side effects of Rizatriptan are often mild but may include drowsiness, dizziness, stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and cramps, hot flushes and a dry mouth. While rare, there are also some more serious side effects associated with the medication. If these symptoms are severe or persist, seek medical assistance immediately. For more information, read the patient leaflet that comes with the medication. Our experts here at Europa are also on hand to offer any further information or advice.