- 5 mg - Rizatriptan Benzoate;
- 10 mg - Rizatriptan Benzoate;
Without a Prescription
Rizatriptan is prescribed for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Rizatriptan is not intended for
the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine.
In controlled clinical trials, single doses of 5 and 10 mg of rizatriptan tablets were effective for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. There is evidence that the 10 mg dose may provide a greater effect than the 5 mg dose. Individuals may vary in response to doses of rizatriptan tablets. The choice of dose should therefore be made on an individual basis, weighing the possible benefit of the 10 mg dose with the potential risk for increased adverse events.
Redosing: Doses should be separated by at least 2 hours; no more than 30 mg should be taken in any 24-hour period. The safety of treating, on average, more than four headaches in a 30-day period has not been established.
Patients receiving propranolol: In patients receiving propranolol, the 5-mg dose of Rizatriptan should be used, up to a maximum of 3 doses in any 24-hour period.
Because Rizatriptan may increase blood pressure, it should not be given to patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
Concurrent administration of MAO inhibitors or use of rizatriptan within 2 weeks of discontinuation of MAO inhibitor therapy is contraindicated. Rizatriptan is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to rizatriptan or any of its inactive ingredients
Rizatriptan should not be given to patients with ischemic heart disease or to patients who have symptoms or findings consistent with ischemic heart disease, coronary artery vasospasm, including Prinzmetal`s variant angina, or other significant underlying cardiovascular disease.
Rizatriptan should not be used within 24 hours of treatment with another 5-HT 1 agonist, or an ergotamine-containing or ergot-type medication like dihydroergotamine or methysergide. Rizatriptan should not be administered to patients with hemiplegic or basilar migraine.
Pack of 4 Tablets;