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Composition for RIZACT

Rizatriptan(5 mg)

food interaction for RIZACT

alcohol interaction for RIZACT

pregnancy interaction for RIZACT

lactation interaction for RIZACT

It is better to take Rizact 5 mg tablet md empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Rizact 5 mg tablet md may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Rizatriptan(5 mg)


Rizact 5 mg tablet md is used in adults to treat the acute headache phase of the migraine attack (pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head) with or without aura (visual disturbances usually in the form of geometric patterns or flashing, shimmering lights that one experiences just before a migraine attack).

How it works

Rizact 5 mg tablet md belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists. It acts by reducing swelling of blood vessels around the brain and also controlling release of certain chemicals in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms.

Common side effects

Nausea, Neck pain, Numbness, Abdominal bloating, Chest pain, Abdominal pain, Decreased mental acuity, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Flushing, Headache, Indigestion, Insomnia, Stiffness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Throat disorder, Tingling sensation, Vomiting

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 100%
    One Time A Day


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Expert advice for RIZACT

  • Do not use rizatiptan to prevent migraine headaches as it acts only once the headache symptoms have commenced.
  • Start rizatiptan only after a clear diagnosis of migraine and exclusion of potentially serious neurological condition.
  • Rizatriptan is not recommended in children below 18 years of age.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any risk factors (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, family history etc) for a heart disease, problems with heart rhythm/beats (bundle branch block) or  kidney or liver problems.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as rizatriptan may cause dizziness or drowsiness. 
  • Your heart function should be regularly monitored while taking rizatriptan to check for side effects. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for RIZACT


Q. Is rizatriptan a narcotic/ blood thinner/ benzo/ pain killer/ controlled substance/ NSAID/ does it contain aspirin/ caffeine/ acetaminophen?
Rizatriptan belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists used for the treatment of acute migraine headaches. It is not a narcotic/ blood thinner/ benzo/ pain killer/ controlled substance/ NSAID. It does not contain aspirin/ caffeine/ acetaminophen.
Q. Is rizatriptan safe/does rizatriptan get you high/ make you drowsy/ sleepy/ thin your blood/ cause rebound headaches?
Rizatriptan is safe if used as per the prescribing information. It does not make you high/cause rebound headaches or thin your blood. It can make you drowsy/sleepy.


Content on this page was last updated on 26 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)