Rizatriptan is used to treat migraine headaches, severe throbbing headaches, and nausea brought about by sensitivity to light and sound.
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What Is Rizatriptan?
Rizatriptan is a medicine categorized as a selective serotonin receptor agonists. It is used to treat migraine headaches, severe throbbing headaches, and nausea brought about by sensitivity to light and sound. It only treats migraine headaches that has already begun, but it will not treat migraine headaches or reduce the number of migraine headache attacks.
How does Rizatriptan work?
Rizatriptan works by simply narrowing the blood vessels of the brain, preventing any pain signals from being sent, and at the same time blocking the release of substances that causes throbbing pain, nausea, and other severe migraine symptoms. The medication is not intended to prevent patients migraine attacks or minimize persistence of headaches.
What are the benefits of Rizatriptan?
Rizatriptan benefits patients who are experiencing severe migraine headaches with or without aura. The efficacy of the anti-migraine medication helps patients to continue on with their daily lives and perform in their best capacity without the debilitating pain preventing them from doing their work or daily tasks. Make use of this medication only if your medical condition has been diagnosed by a physician as migraine headaches. Rizatriptan must be used only for purposes indicated in the product information guide.
How do I use Rizatriptan?
Rizatriptan must be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Never take in smaller or larger amounts for longer than prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the prescription. Wrong use of this medicine can worsen your migraine headaches. Use the drug only when symptoms begin or after the migraine attack has already started.
Your medical doctor can administer this drug in a clinic or hospital to check initially if you have any serious side effects. Be sure to contact your physician should your migraine headaches didn’t improve or you do not get better after taking the medication.
If you take this migraine drug for longer than recommended by your doctor, your migraine headaches can get worse or the attacks can happen frequently. Do not take this drug or other headache drugs for over ten days in a month. Call your physician if you need to take Rizatriptan to cure more than 4 headaches in a month’s time. Contact your doctor for the product information leaflet to know more about the medication. This medicine is often prescribed for other various uses, ask a medical healthcare professional for more details.
How do I buy Rizatriptan online?
You can safely buy Rizatriptan online at Cloud Pharmacy. You will first need to have an online consultation with our medical doctor before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Rizatriptan is the right medication for your medical condition.
What is A Migraine?
Migraines generally start as a dull ache and then develop into a throbbing and pulsating constant pain that you will likely feel at the temples as well as the front or back of both sides of your head. The pain usually comes with bouts of nausea, vomiting and hypersensitivity to light and sound. Prior to a migraine attack, some people will experience something called an aura (about 25% of people who suffer from migraines).
What Causes Migraines?
The cause of mingraines is stilll somewhat ambiguous however it is believed to be caused by a chemical reaction in the brain which leads to constriction of certain vessels, triggering the headache. There is thought to be both environmental and genetic factors which influence who gets migraine as well as susceptibility to migraine attacks.
How Do I Treat Migraines?
Migraines can be treated using a variety of techniques, however unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines. The most common way to deal with migraines is to use a particular class of medcations known as triptans. Triptans are used to treat the acute migraine symptoms. However there are some prophylactic/preventative treatments that can be take for the treatment of migraine such as propranolo and topiramate.
What is A Migraine Aura?
Around 20-25% of people who suffer from Migraine will likely have an aura prior to the migraine itself. An aura can be described as varying intensities of certain neurological symptoms that act as a 'warning sign' to tell you that you are about to have a migraine. An aura can manifest as you seeing wavy or jagged lines, dots or flashing lights- this often described as a chemical or electrical wave that moves accross the visual cortex. Auras can also lead to you having tunnel vision or blind spots in one or both eyes. There are other symptoms associated with a migraine aura such as auditory/visual hallucinations, changes in small (phantom smells), numbness, pins and needles or speech disturbances.
Can The Weather Affect Migraines?
For some people, weather changes can cause an imbalance in neurotransmitters and chmicals in the brain such a sereotning (5-HT), which can lead to more frequent migraines. Bright sunshine as well as hot and humid conditions may lead to your migraines being triggered. Some studies have shown that low barometric pressure can act as a trigger for migraines for some people.
What is A Migraine Trigger?
Migraine triggers vary person to person; something that affects one person may not affect the other. Surveys, diary studies and clinical trials have inidicated that stress, menstrual cycle changes, weather changes, sleep disturbances, alcohol, and other foods are among the most common factors mentioned when it comes to triggering a migraine. To help prevent migraines it is important to keep a diary of when you have a migraine attack. This allows for you to pin-point what may be causing your migraine and therefore drastically reducing your chance of getting a migraine.
Am I More Likely to Get A Stroke if I Suffer From Migraine?
Migraines are generally considered a relatively benign neurological condition. However, research has shown an association between migraines and stroke, and especially between migraine with aura and ischaemic stroke. Patients can also suffer from migrainous infarction (blood clot), a subset of ischaemic stroke that often occurs in the posterior circulation of younger women. The exact origina of migrainous associated infarction is not known, but it is theorised that the duration and local neuronal energy level from cortical spreading depression may be a prime factor.
Is There A Link Between Hormonal Changes and Migraine?
Horomones are proteins that are responsible for the regulation and overall biochemical function of our body to allow for complete balance and homeostasis as your environment changes. If you have a hormonal imbalance in your body during menopause, pregnancy or mestruation it can lead to a migraine attack.
What Medications Can Be Used to Treat The Acute Symptoms of Migraine?
Acute medications are used to treat the pain of the headache after the migraine has started. Examples of acute migraine medications are some NSAIDS (ibuprofen/diclofenac/naproxen), ergots (ergotamine) and triptans (sumatriptan/rizrtriptan/zolmitriptan)
How Can I learn More About Migraines?
There are a variety of resources available to learn about migraines online. We have summarised the most reliable sources on our cloud pharmacy blog: Migraines: More Than Just A Headache
A patient must not take Rizatriptan if they have any history of heart ailment, coronary heart diseases, blood circulation issues, angina, high blood pressure, low blood supply to the heart, history of stroke or heart attack, ischemic bowel problem, and if your headache appears to be far from the migraine headaches that you were always experiencing.
Never take this anti-migraine medication if you have taken drugs that are categorised as MAOI or Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor such as phenelzine (Nardil), socarboxazid (Marplan), furazolidone (Furoxone), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate), and irasagiline (Azilect) in the past two weeks.
To ensure you are eligible to take Rizatriptan, let your doctor know immediately if you have any other medical conditions such as:
- Have undergone hysterectomy
- Coronary Heart Ailment
- Liver Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Problems
- Kidney Disease (If you have undergone dialysis)
- Have high cholesterol
Let your doctor know if you are taking antidepressant drugs like Prozac, Sarafem, Celexa, Cymbalta, Luvox, Paxil, Pexeva, Zoloft, Desyrel, Oleptro, Effexor, Viibryd, and more.
Remember that this drug is intended to treat only migraine headaches that has already begun and it will not prevent headaches or reduce the incidence of migraine headaches. Right after taking the Rizatriptan tablet, allow two more hours before taking a next dose or tablet. You are not allowed to take more than 30 mg of Rizatriptan in a 24-hour period.
Do not take Rizatriptan if you are pregnant, expecting to be pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant. There is no medical studies pointing to the efficacy of the drug when used by pregnant women. As much as possible, consult with your doctor before taking any medication.
Lactating or breastfeeding mothers are also precluded from taking Rizatriptan. Children below 12 years old are also prohibited from using the medication.
If you are driving, operating machinery, or are performing tasks that require your focus and full attention, refrain from taking Rizatriptan. The drug can cause users to be dizzy or nauseous and is dangerous for use by people who are driving or operating machinery.
If your condition does not improve or if your migraine headaches become severe or worsen, do not hesitate to contact a medical doctor and inform them of your predicament. Never ignore side effects and symptoms especially if they are serious and will not go easily go away. Never attempt to self prescribe Rizatriptan, this drug is to be used strictly upon a medical doctor’s prescription and instruction.