What is Rizact (Rizatriptan) used for?
Rizact (Rizatriptan) is prescribed to treat patients suffering from migraines. The medication operates by narrowing the blood vessels surrounding the brain to reduce symptoms of this condition such as pain, sensitivity to light, or nausea. It should be noted that this treatment is meant to treat migraines that have already begun and should not be used to prevent them from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Rizact (Rizatriptan)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Rizact (Rizatriptan) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken at the first sign of a migraine, but your instructions may differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Rizact (Rizatriptan)?
Rizact (Rizatriptan) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may occur requiring emergency medical assistance are a sudden severe headache, vision problems, numbness on one side of the body, tightness in the jaw or neck, tingling sensation affecting the extremities, chest pain, sweating, blood appearing in the diarrhea, or anxiety. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or severe symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Rizact (Rizatriptan) if the patient being treated is under the age of eighteen, if you are lactose intolerant, or if you have basilar migraines, hemiplegic migraines, ischaematic heart disease, a recent heart attack, a history of strokes, a recent stroke, high blood pressure, severely decreased liver function, or severely decreased kidney function. It is also recommended to inform your physician if you are a male over the age of forty, a woman who has gone through menopause, or if you are at risk for coronary heart disease, have reduced kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Rizact (Rizatriptan). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.