Rizatriptan 10mg Orodispersible Tablets | Migraine Treatment
Rizatriptan 10mg Orodispersible Tablets for the treatment of migraine headache in adults.
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Rizatriptan is an extremely efficient treatment for migraine headache belonging to a class of medicines called selective serotonin 5-HT receptor agonists. Treatment with Rizatriptan reduces swelling of the blood vesselssurrounding the brain which is thought to be the cause of severe migraine headache.
For full details on Rizatriptan 10mg please click on the patient leaflet below:
How to take Rizatriptan:
For adults (18-65 years and over). Always take Rizatriptan exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- The usual dose is 10 mg.
- Rizatriptan should be taken as soon as you feel your attack starting
- Open the Rizatriptan oral lyophilisate blister pack with dry hands.
- The oral lyophilisate should be placed on your tongue, where it dissolves and can be swallowed with the saliva.
- If, after the first dose, your symptoms are reduced, but then return, you may take a second dose within 24 hours, provided you wait at least 2 hours between doses.
- If symptoms are not reduced after the first dose, you must not take a second dose for the same attack. In the event of a subsequent attack, Rizatriptan can be taken again.
- You must not take more than two Rizatriptan 10 mg in any 24-hour period.
- Imigran is not recommended for people younger than 18 or over 65 years old.
Who should take Rizatriptan?
Do not take you Rizatriptan if:
- you are allergic (hypersensitive) to rizatriptan benzoate or any of the other ingredients of Rizatriptan:
- you have moderately severe or severe high blood pressure or mild high blood pressure that is not controlled by medication
- you have or have ever had heart problems including heart attack or pain on the chest (angina) or you have experienced heart disease related signs
- you have severe liver or severe kidney problems
- you have had a stroke (cerebrovascular accident CVA) or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack TIA)
- you have blockage problems with your arteries (peripheral vascular disease)
- you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as moclobemide, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, or pargyline (drugs against depression), or linezolid (an antibiotic), or if it has been less than two weeks since you stopped taking MAO inhibitors
- you are now taking ergotamine-type medications, such as ergotamine or dihydro-ergotamine to treat your migraine or methysergide to prevent a migraine attack
- you are taking any other drug in the same class, such as sumatriptan, naratriptan or zolmitriptan to treat your migraine (see Taking with other medicines below).
You should consult your doctor first if:
- you have any of the following risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, diabetes, you smoke or you are using nicotine substitution, your family has a history of heart disease, you are a man over 40 years of age, or you are a post-menopausal woman
- you have kidney or liver problems
- you have a particular problem with the way your heart beats (bundle branch block)
- you have or have had any allergies
- your headache is associated with dizziness, difficulty in walking, lack of co-ordination or weakness in the leg and arm
- you use herbal preparation containing St. John's wort
- you have had allergic reaction like swelling of face, lips, tongue and/or throat which may cause difficulty breathing and/or swallowing (angioedema)
- you are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as sertraline, escitalopram oxalate, and fluoxetine or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as venlafaxine and duloxetine for depression
- you have had short lived symptoms including chest pain and tightness.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
It is not known whether Rizatriptan is harmful to an unborn baby when taken by a pregnant woman. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.
Possible side effects of Rizatriptan:
Like all medicines Imigran may produce side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include.
- tingling (paraesthesia), headache, decreased sensitivity of skin (hypoaesthesia), decreased mental sharpness, tremor,
- fast or irregular heart beat (palpitation), very fast heartbeat (tachycardia),
- flushing (redness of the face lasting a short time), hot flushes, sweating,
- throat discomfort, difficulty breathing (dyspnoea),
- feeling sick (nausea), dry mouth, vomiting, diarrhoea,
- feeling of heaviness in parts of the body,
- pain in abdomen or chest,
If you suffer any of the serious side effects listed below you should stop taking Imigran immediately and contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Allergic/hypersensitivity reactions, varying from skin reactions to rare cases of anaphylaxis (sharp fall in blood pressure, pallor, agitation, weak and rapid pulse, clammy skin, impaired consciousness).
- Impaired vision, e.g. double vision, flickering and sometimes loss of vision with permanent impairment. Visual disturbances can also occur as a result of the migraine attack itself.
- Slow heart beat, fast heart beat, irregular heart beat, palpitations
- Reduced blood flow to the arms and legs and consequent pallor or blur tinge to the fingers and toes.
- Angina (pain in the chest, often brought on by exercise), heart attack or spasm of the blood vessels of the heart, transient ischaemic ECG changes.
- Spasm of the blood vessels of the gut, which can cause damage to your gut. You may notice stomach pain or bloody diarrhoea.
- Fall in blood pressure
- Stiff neck
- Joint pain
- Increased perspiration
Rizatriptan 10mg Ingredients:
Active Ingredients: Rizatriptan
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, silica colloidal anhydrous, aspartame (E951), mint powder (containing mint oil, eucalyptol, menthone, isomenthone, methyl acetate, menthol), magnesium stearate.
Buying Rizatriptan 10mg Wafers Online:
With Nationwide Pharmacies you can buy Rizatriptan online safely and discreetly. If you do not have a prescription please use our free online consultation service to get a private prescription for Rizatriptan. Nationwide Pharmacies is a UK registered NHS Pharmacy (GPHc reg: 1105564) and our doctors are GMC qualified to ensure that our patients are given proper advice and that our products are genuine.
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All orders are dispatched by Royal Mail 1st Class signed for delivery. The vast majority of orders are delivered next day however you should allow for up to 48 hours for delivery. In the case of high value orders we will from time to time use tracked courier services.
Next Day Delivery:
Guaranteed next working day delivery is subject to a delivery charge of £7.50. Orders are despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day. Next Day delivery orders need to be placed before 12pm (Mon-Fri). Your order will arrive before 1pm the next working day after it has been despatched.
Guaranteed Saturday delivery is subject to a delivery charge of £10.50. Orders are despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday. All Saturday delivery orders need to be placed no later than 12pm Friday’s. Your order will arrive before 1pm on the Saturday.