You don’t have to go through life with painful migraines any longer. Finally, relief can be found with Rizatriptan, a prescription medication designed to relieve the pain of migraine headaches. While Rizatriptan isn’t intended to prevent migraine headaches or reduce how often they occur, it can treat the symptoms of the migraine headache you do have. Best taken as soon as you feel migraine pain, Rizatriptan can help you lead a pain-free life. Rizatriptan is the generic equivalent of Maxalt.
- How Does Rizatriptan Work?
Rizatriptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist, which means it constricts the blood vessels around the brain and prevents the brain from receiving the pain signals that would indicate to you that you are experiencing a migraine headache. If you normally have symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound as a result of your migraine headaches, Rizatriptan works to block those too. It is safe for adults and children aged 6 years and older.
Rizatriptan comes as a regular tablet and a disintegrating tablet. When taking a traditional tablet, you should swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not attempt to crush the tablet or chew it. If you're taking the disintegrating tablet, let the tablet sit on your tongue while it dissolves. There is no need to take water with orally disintegrating tablets, but it may help to swallow as it's disintegrating. Both should be stored at room temperature in a closed container that's free of direct heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze Rizatriptan. If you have unused or expired tablets, dispose of them safely.
The amount of Rizatriptan prescribed and the appropriate dosing varies by patient. Follow your doctor's instructions when taking Rizatriptan to prevent serious side effects.
- Is Rizatriptan Easy to Get?
Yes! Although Rizatriptan does require a prescription, it's a popular migraine relief medication that can be filled at most pharmacies. At Nurx™, we are committed to providing high-quality healthcare to those who need it. If you don't have a regular doctor or don't have insurance, that's no problem. Our expert team of medical professionals and physicians can speak to you about your needs and prescribe Rizatriptan. You can then have it mailed directly to your home. It all starts with a consultation fee that's only $60, paid upfront.
- Are There Any Precautions That Should Be Taken When Using Rizatriptan?
As with any medication, you should always consult a doctor before use. Let your prescribing physician know of any medication you're currently taking, including over-the-counter medicine, prescription medication, and even herbal and vitamin supplements. Your doctor will know if there are any medical interactions to be aware of. Also, be sure to discuss your allergies with your doctor. It's important to know if you have taken Rizatriptan or its brand name in the past and have had adverse side effects or an allergic reaction. There are also inactive ingredients in Rizatriptan that you may be allergic to.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of complex medical conditions, including:
Heart attack or heart disease.
Stroke, including "mini strokes."
High blood pressure.
Migraines that are accompanied by vision or hearing problems.
Regular chest pain, or angina.
You'll want to also disclose if you are overweight or a smoker. Let the doctor know if you are a postmenopausal woman or are a man over the age of 40.
Since Rizatriptan can cause dizziness or drowsiness, it's best to exercise proper precautions and avoid operating heavy machinery or driving until you're able to engage in the activity safely.
- Are There Any Side Effects?
While Rizatriptan has amazing benefits, there are some side effects you should be aware of and watch out for. The most serious side effects include pressure, pain, or tightness in your chest or neck, shortness of breath, unusual sensations of numbness or burning, and a pounding heartbeat. These symptoms are serious enough that you should immediately check with your doctor if you experience them.
Less common or less serious side effects can include:
Increased or irregular heartbeat.
Dry mouth or dry eyes.
Nausea or vomiting.
You may not experience any side effects from taking Rizatriptan, and this list isn't exhaustive. If you experience concerning side effects, make sure to reach out to a doctor for guidance. Remember, though, that side effects from this medication are rare and you will likely not experience any of them.
- What Other Important Information Should I Know About Rizatriptan?
There may be dangerous side effects from taking an MAO inhibitor within two weeks before or after taking Rizatriptan. You want to also avoid taking another triptan medication within 24 hours of taking Rizatripan. If you take or have been prescribed either of these, let your doctor or Nurx provider know so they can provide guidance on how to take all of your medications.
Reach out to your provider if you are on other drugs that increase serotonin. Too much serotonin in the system can lead to serotonin toxicity. Drugs that increase levels of serotonin include St. John's Wort and certain antidepressants. Always make sure to check with a medical professional before combining medications.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Rizatriptan Through Nurx?
We're proud to say that obtaining a prescription for Rizatriptan through Nurx is simple! All you have to do is complete our medical assessment and answer questions so the approved Nurx provider in your state can personalize your treatment plan. If you have used Maxalt in the past with success, let the provider know. We usually prescribe the generics of brand name medications, but with a past history, we will likely prescribe Maxalt.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
Yes! Our team at Nurx is available to assist you with getting Rizatripan. After filling out our medical assessment and speaking with a physician regarding your medical history and any medications you're taking, a provider will prescribe Rizatripan if deemed appropriate. There is no need to go into a doctor's office or wait an unnecessary amount of time before you can start feeling relief from your painful migraines. If you don't have insurance, no problem! At Nurx, we are committed to providing affordable medication for all, so contact us for options.
- How Long Would It Take to Deliver This Drug If I Bought It Online?
You shouldn't have to wait long at all for your Rizatripan prescription to be mailed to you. Once our medical team has reviewed your request, your shipment should be ready to go in 72 hours or less. We use USPS one- to three-day priority shipping to provide free shipping, so prescriptions are typically delivered to you in as little as three to five business days after your request is processed.
- Who Makes Rizatriptan?
Merck & Co., Inc. manufactures both Rizatriptan and its brand name, Maxalt.
- Does Rizatriptan contain caffeine?
No, Rizatriptan does not contain caffeine.
- Does Rizatriptan cause weight gain?
While it's true that you may notice some weight gain, the benefits of relieving yourself of migraine pain are stronger. Some users may not see any change in weight, and some may even lose weight. The effects of Rizatriptan on your weight can vary from the next person.
- Does Rizatriptan expire?
Your Rizatriptan prescription will show an expiration date and, if expired, is not recommended for use. While some medications are safe to use passed the expiry date, it's not recommended as the medicine may no longer deliver the effects you're desiring. Always speak to your doctor before taking any expired medication. If you are disposing of expired medications, always do so safely.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.