Rizatriptan Tablets

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What Is Rizatriptan?

Rizatriptan is a serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonist ("triptan") used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches.

It works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain, stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain, and blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause pain, nausea, and other symptoms of migraine.

How To Take


Take ONE as soon as possible after onset.

Second Dose

A second dose maybe taken 2 hours later if required.

Max Dose

Maximum dose 20mg in 24 hours, do not exceed the maximum dose.

Special Instructions


If you have recently had a meal, rizatriptan may take a little longer before it starts to work than if you had not eaten.

This is because the food in your stomach can delay the absorption of the medicine. Although rizatriptan is better taken when your stomach is empty, you can still take it if you have had a meal.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton.

Keep Away From Children

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.


Do not store above 30°C.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.

Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.

Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.

Common Side-Effects Include

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness

Patient Information Leaflet

We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.