Rizact - 5 mg (Maxalt)
US Brand Name Maxalt
Strength 5 mg
Generic Name Rizatriptan
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Rizact – 5 mg


This drug constitutes a generic name Rizatriptan, which is mainly prescribed to treat migraine headaches. It narrows down blood vessels around the brain. This medicine also reduces the substances in the body that are responsible for causing migraine symptoms such as headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other symptoms. Rizatriptan will only treat a migraine attack; it will not stop or reduce the attacks from occurring. This drug is sold under various trade names, to name a few of them are Maxalt and Rizact (made by Cipla). It may also be given for other conditions which are not listed here.



Important information about Rizatriptan


Rizatriptan anti migraine medicine (Maxalt, Rizact) should not be taken for normal headaches. It must be taken only after a doctor has confirmed that your headache is indeed a migraine headache. This medicine is not recommended for someone below than 18 years. You should avoid Rizatriptan antimigraine medicine if you are allergic to it, if you have medical history of heart disease (coronary heart disease or angina), have had heart attack or stroke, blood circulation problems, lack of blood supply to the heart, uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe liver disease, ischemic bowel disease, or if your headache feels unusual (different from a usual migraine headache). Always follow a gap of at least 2 hours between two tablets of Rizatriptan.

It belongs to a class of FDA pregnancy C drug. It may be not known whether it can harm an unborn baby if the drug has taken during the pregnancy stage. It is always advisable to ask your doctor if it is safe to in take this medicine while you are breast feeding.



Before taking Rizatriptan


Before taking this medicine, remember to discuss all the above mentioned points with your doctor. Notify your doctor well in advance if you have following conditions: liver or kidney disease, seizures, severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure, ischemic bowel disease, a heart rhythm condition, coronary artery disease (or risk factors such as diabetes, menopause, smoking, overweight or obesity, high triglyceride levels, having a family history of coronary artery disease, above 40 years of age, or a woman who has had a hysterectomy). Some of these conditions may not justify the use of this medicine. Your doctor will also weigh these conditions with safe usage of this medicine and decide it whether it is safe or not for your health. 



Dosage information


You should take Rizatriptan strictly by following the instructions given by your doctor. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advices you to do so. Prohibit the use of this drug if the prescription period is over. All medicines are come with a patient leaflet; you should go through the leaflet to know detailed information. Overuse of this medication can result into serious condition or it will make your migraines worse. Take Rizatriptan as soon as possible after you experience headache symptoms, or after a migraine attack has already started. You may be given this medication under medical supervision initially to check if it causes any serious side effects.

If your headache doesn’t subside completely even after taking the dose of this medicine, or relapses after going away, take another dose after 2 hours. Generally, a maximum dose of 30 mg in 24 hours has recommended for this medicine. If you are not watching any improvement in your condition, seek medical care immediately. Inform your doctor if you have more than four migraine attacks within a month. Always store the medicine in a cool and dry place.



Note: The dosage may depend on a range of factors including age, sex, drug allergies or seriousness of the condition among several other

factors. To ensure the better results, always remember to follow your doctor’s instruction.    



What if you miss a dose


As Rizatriptan is taken on a need to need basis; you are not likely to miss a dose.



What if you overdose


In case of an overdose, seek medical attention immediately or contact your doctor. Overdose of this drug may cause symptoms like tremors or shaking, redness on skin, breathing problems, blue colored lips or fingernails, watery eyes or mouth, weakness, lack of coordination, or seizures.



Things and activities to avoid


Don’t take Rizatriptan within a 24 hour interval of before or after taking other antimigraine medicine like sumatriptan, eletriptan, zolmitriptan, or others; or ergot medications like ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, or methylergonovine. Also, avoid taking medicine if you have used any of the following MAO inhibitor medications in the last 14 days: isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, or furazolidone.

This medicine may cause dizziness in your body by impacting on your thinking capability and reflexes. Do not indulge in activities which require high mental awareness until you are absolutely sure that you can do it safely.



Side Effects


A serious side effect caused by Rizatriptan (Maxalt, Rizact) is rare. However, few people may experience some serious side effects such as blue colored nails, coldness in hand or feet, hearing changes, seizures, or mood changes. Rizatriptan may increase the level of serotonin in the body and rarely causes a severe condition which is termed as serotonin syndrome or toxicity. The danger of acquiring this condition increases if you take other drug which is responsible of leveraging serotonin in the body. Call your doctor right away if you experience such symptoms. While, some common side effects pertaining to this medicine are flushing, numbness, prickling, tingling sensation, warm feeling, chest/jaw/neck tightness, weakness, drowsiness, or giddiness. Contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing these side effects. You may be experience some other side effects due to the effect of this medicine.



Interaction with other drugs


Some other drugs may interact with Rizatriptan and may lead to dreadful effect. Notify your doctor if you are taking antidepressant such as citalopram, desvenlafaxine, duloxetine, escitalopram,fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, or venlafaxine. Also, let your doctor know about all the medicines which you may be using prior to this. . Never start a new medication without your doctor’s permission.


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