Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Ritza 10mg Tablet?
Before taking Ritza 10mg Tablet, 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 Ritza 10mg Tablet overdose?
Taking an overdose of Ritza 10mg Tablet 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 Ritza 10mg Tablet be used for the prevention of migraine attacks?
No, Ritza 10mg Tablet 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 Ritza 10mg Tablet increase my blood pressure?
Yes, Ritza 10mg Tablet 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 Ritza 10mg Tablet.
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 Ritza 10mg Tablet with propranolol?
Yes, you can take propranolol and Ritza 10mg Tablet together. However, since Propranolol may cause an increase in levels of Ritza 10mg Tablet, so you should take 5 mg dose of Ritza 10mg Tablet 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 Ritza 10mg Tablet cause liver damage?
No, Ritza 10mg Tablet does not cause liver damage, but you should let your doctor know if you have any liver problem, before taking Ritza 10mg Tablet.
Q. How soon should I take Ritza 10mg Tablet when attack starts?
Once your migraine headache has started, take Ritza 10mg Tablet 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.