Rizatriptan (Maxalt) is a kind of headache medicine that is used to treat migraine. Rizatriptan (Maxalt) narrows the blood vessels of the brain. Rizatriptan (Maxalt) also helps in reducing substances in the body that can trigger headache sensitivity to light, pain, nausea, sound, and other migraine symptoms.
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) is serotonin (a neurotransmitter) (5-HT) 1B/1D receptor agonist (triptan) indicated for the treatment of acute migraine with or without aura in adults and in pediatric patients, 6 to 17 years of age.
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) should not remove a common tension headache, a headache that causes loss of movement on one side of the body, or any other headache that is different from usual migraine headaches. This medication can be used only if the condition has been confirmed by a doctor as migraine headaches.
Mechanism of action of Rizatriptan (Maxalt)
Three distinct medical actions have been implicated in the antimigraine effect of the Rizatriptan (Maxalt):
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain, stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain via blood vessels, and blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause pain, and other symptoms of migraine. Rizatriptan is not able to prevent migraine attacks or can not reduce the number of headaches.
Some of the positive highlights of Rizatriptan (Maxalt)
With any medication for any disease, there are some risks and some benefits. Even if the medication is working properly, a patient may experience some unwanted side effects.
Contact Specialty Care Clinic immediately if you experience any of the following:
Some common side effects may get better over time as your body gets used to the medication. That side effects are-
Let the Specialty Care Clinic doctor know immediately if anyone continues to experience these symptoms or if they worsen over time.
Note- Rizatriptan (Maxalt) medicine is available only with the doctor's prescription
Many people find that their headaches vanish completely after they take Rizatriptan (Maxalt). Other people find that their headaches are much less painful and that they are able to do their normal activities even though their headaches are not completely gone. Rizatriptan (Maxalt) also relieves other symptoms that occur together with a migraine headache, such as nausea, sensitivity to light, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound.
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) is not an ordinary pain reliever. This medicine is usually used for people whose headaches are not relieved by other pain relievers like acetaminophen, aspirin, etc.
We Specialty Care Clinics help you to understand the mechanism of Rizatriptan (Maxalt) and provide you with the best medications for migraine and the best outcome from the medications. If anyone of you has migraine and headache problems or need consultation on the uses of Rizatriptan (Maxalt), connect with us at 469-545-9983.