Generic Medicine Info
Tab: May be taken with or without food.
Orally disintegrating tab: May be taken with or without food. Place on the tongue & allow to dissolve; it can then be swallowed w/ the saliva.
History of MI, peripheral vascular disease, transient ishaemic attack, ischaemic heart disease or Prinzmetal's angina; uncontrolled hypertension; basilar or hemiplegic migraine; severe hepatic or renal impairment. Adolescent <18 yr.
Special Precautions
Elderly; mild to moderate hepatic or renal impairment; coronary artery disease; pregnancy, lactation. May cause drowsiness. History of seizures. Ensure an interval of at least 24 hr after stopping an ergotamine compound and starting a serotonin (5-HT1) agonist.
Adverse Reactions
Increased BP, chest pain, palpitation; skin flushing; dyspnoea; nausea, abdominal pain, dry mouth; dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue.
Potentially Fatal: Toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Drug Interactions
Increased serum concentrations with propranolol. Increased risk of vasospastic reactions when used with ergotamine and methysergide. Concurrent use with SSRIs may increase risk of serotonin syndrome.
CIMS Class
Antimigraine Preparations
ATC Classification
N02CC04 - rizatriptan ; Belongs to the class of selective serotonin (5HT1) agonists preparations. Used to relieve migraine.
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