Rizatan 5mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Rizatan 5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of acute attack of migraine. It relieves the symptoms of migraine and prevents the attack from becoming worse. This medicine helps by narrowing the blood vessels, thereby relieving migraine headaches.

Rizatan 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine include neck pain, dry mouth, sensation of heaviness, nausea, weakness, jaw pain, throat pain and paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation). However, these are usually temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or worry you.

It may also cause sleepiness in the beginning of your treatment, so do not drive, operate machinery, until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause changes in your mood and you may feel depressed, therefore, regular monitoring of behavior is important. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart problems, as the use of Rizatan 5mg Tablet is contraindicated in some heart diseases. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is required while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor and stop this medicine if you develop severe chest or stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, or significantly high blood pressure, after taking this medicine.

Uses of Rizatan Tablet

Side effects of Rizatan Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rizatan

  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Heaviness
  • Jaw pain
  • Nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Sleepiness
  • Throat pain
  • Weakness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Throat pain
    Try gargling with warm salt water as it can help soothe a scratchy throat and relieve the discomfort. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Consider lozenges or hard candy. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can dry out your throat and aggravate the symptoms. Also, avoid smoking or smoky places. Warm tea that is sweetened with honey can also soothe your irritated throat. Get plenty of rest and consider using a humidifier if the air in your home is dry. If it does not get better or get worse, talk to your doctor for advice.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Rizatan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rizatan 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rizatan Tablet works

Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Rizatan 5mg Tablet works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Rizatan 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rizatan 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rizatan 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Rizatan 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rizatan 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rizatan 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rizatan 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rizatan 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rizatan 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Rizatan 5mg Tablet for treatment of migraine headaches.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
    • Have your meals at the same time everyday
    • Avoid bright lights and extreme temperatures
    • Avoid loud music and noisy places
    • Avoid chocolates, cheese, processed food, alcohol and smoking
    • Get enough sleep and avoid stress
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Notify your doctor if your migraine occurs more often after starting the medication.
  • Notify your doctor if you have stomach pain, headache, bloody diarrhoea or worsening high blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • This medication does not prevent migraine attacks from happening.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Tryptamine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rizatan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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My sister, she gets head ache when she completes her bath or when exposed to cold. When consultanted with an opthalmologist he said there isn't any eye power. Later consulting an other general physician he told that it is due to sinus and migraine and recommend to use half tablet of sinarest and then it decreases. So please advice me What's her problem?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
It could be migraine or tension type headache
I am getting so much of headache nearly 10 days with vomthings what tablet I should take pls
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Acute headache with vomitings requires a neurological examination. Please see a neurologist.
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FAQs

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Rizatan?

Before taking Rizatan, you should tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver or kidney disease or a family history of heart disease. You should also inform your doctor if you smoke, have had your menopause, or are a man aged 40 years or more. Let your doctor know if your headache is associated with dizziness, difficulty in walking, lack of coordination or weakness in the leg and arm. Your doctor should also know if you are taking medicines to treat depression such as sertraline, escitalopram oxalate, fluoxetine, venlafaxine, or duloxetine. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have had short-lived chest pain and tightness.

Q. What are the symptoms of Rizatan overdose?

Taking an overdose of Rizatan may cause fainting, dizziness, slow heartbeat, change in electrical activity of the heart, vomiting and inability to retain urine or stools.

Q. What are the symptoms of headache caused due to medication overuse?

If you are having frequent or daily headaches despite (or because of) the regular use of headache medications, it is suggestive of medication overuse headache. You should consult your doctor who may discontinue the medication for sometime.

Q. Can Rizatan be used for the prevention of migraine attacks?

No, Rizatan is not used for the prevention of migraine attacks. It should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established.

Q. What triggers migraine attacks?

Migraine may be triggered by several factors. Some of the common triggers are caffeine withdrawal, changes in hormone levels during menstruation or with the use of birth control pills. Migraine also gets triggered with changes in sleep patterns, such as not getting enough sleep, drinking alcohol, missing meals, or smoking. Rigorous exercise or other physical stress, loud noises or bright lights, odors or perfumes, or exposure to smoke and stress and anxiety may also act as a trigger.

Q. Does migraine run in families?

Migraines may run in families. Migraines occur more often in women than men. It has been noticed that some women, but not all, have fewer migraines when they are pregnant.

Q. Can Rizatan increase my blood pressure?

Yes, Rizatan can cause an increase in blood pressure. However, it is does not occur in everyone. But, you should keep a check on your blood pressure during therapy with Rizatan.

Q. How do I know migraine attack is about to start?

Some people develop aura before getting a migraine attack. It may include visual problems, such as seeing flashing lights, zig-zag patterns or blind spots, numbness, dizziness, or a tingling sensation like pins and needles, or feeling off balance. You may also have difficulty speaking and loss of consciousness, although this is unusual.

Q. Can I take Rizatan with propranolol?

Yes, you can take propranolol and Rizatan together. However, since Propranolol may cause an increase in levels of Rizatan, so you should take 5 mg dose of Rizatan and not 10 mg.

Q. When should I start taking the medicines used to prevent migraine?

Medicines for prevention of migraine are usually used if you have tried avoiding possible triggers but are still experiencing migraines. You may also be prescribed these medicines if you experience very severe migraine attacks, or if your attacks happen frequently.

Q. Can Rizatan cause liver damage?

No, Rizatan does not cause liver damage, but you should let your doctor know if you have any liver problem, before taking Rizatan.

Q. How soon should I take Rizatan when attack starts?

Once your migraine headache has started, take Rizatan as soon as possible. Do not use it to prevent an attack. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

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