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Rizatriptan

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    Subling
    Rizatriptan
    Maxalt 
     
    Wafers are useful if nausea / vomiting
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Selectively agonises serotonin 5-HT1 receptors, mainly found in cerebral and dural blood vessels.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Second-line therapy for acute migraine.
    • Contraindications
    • Ischaemic heart disease, or high risk of IHD
    • Cerebrovascular disease
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Uncontrolled hypertension
    • Adverse Effects
    • Drowsiness
    • Dizziness
    • Paraesthesia
    • Weakness
    • Chest tightness
    • Nausea / vomiting
 
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