Benefits and side effects of RizatriptanTweet
Rizatriptan is a 5HT, agonist.
Treatment of acute migraine attacks.
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
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.
Antibacterial, antidepressants, beta blockers, ergotamine.