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Benefits and side effects of Rizatriptan


Rizatriptan is a 5HT, agonist.

Rizatriptan Indications

Treatment of acute migraine attacks.

Rizatriptan Dosage

Adults: 10 mg as soon as possible after onset of migraine; may be repeated after 2 hours if migraine reoccurs; patients not responding should not take second dose for same attack. Maximum 20 mg in 24 hours.

Children and upto 18 years: not recommended

Rizatriptan Contraindications

Previous cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack, peripheral vascular disease.

Special precautions while taken Rizatriptan

Renal impairment. Not to be taken until 24 hours of stopping an ergotamine-like preparations.

Side effects of Rizatriptan

Palpitation, dry mouth, diarrhea, dyspepsia, headache, tremor, confusion, muscle weakness, drowsiness, tachycardia, pharyngeal, nervousness, vertigo.

Drug interactions

Antibacterial, antidepressants, beta blockers, ergotamine.

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