Rizatriptan is a medication used to treat migraines. It belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. We offer the standard and faster acting orodispersible formulations of rizatriptan. You can buy Rizatriptan online from e-Surgery, please speak to one of our Pharmacists if you are unsure of which one to choose.

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What is Rizatriptan?

Rizatriptan belongs to a class of medicines called ‘selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists. Rizatriptan is used to treat the headache phase of the migraine attack in adults. By reducing the swelling of the blood vessels around the brain, the headache pain is reduced.  

How do you take Rizatriptan?

Always take Rizatriptan tablets exactly as your doctor has prescribed, and if you are unsure ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking. 
Your prescribed Rizatriptan tablets should be taken by mouth and swallowed whole with liquid. 
You should always wait at least 2 hours between doses and not take more than 2 doses in a 24-hour period. 

Side effects of Rizatriptan?

As with any form of medication, Rizatriptan tablets have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Rizatriptan.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Rizatriptan tablets: 

  • Dizziness 
  • Sleepiness 
  • Tiredness 
  • Tingling 
  • Heart palpitation 
  • Hot flushes 
  • Throat discomfort 
  • Feeling sick 
  • Heaviness 
  • Pain in chest 

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Rizatriptan. 

Interactions of Rizatriptan with alcohol and food?

As alcohol can exacerbate side effects of Rizatriptan such as dizziness and nausea, it is recommended not to combine the two. There are no known food products that affect the activity of Rizatriptan.  

Any interactions of Rizatriptan with other drugs?

You should not consume Rizatriptan if you are taking the following courses of treatment: 

  • Ergotamine 
  • Isocarboxaid 
  • Phenelzine 
  • Tranylcypromine 

If in doubt always check with your Doctor or Pharmacist about what medication might interact. You can also use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Rizatriptan?

You can not take Rizatriptan tablets if: 

  • You are allergic to rizatriptan benzoate, or any other ingredients in this medication 
  • You have moderate or high blood pressure, not controlled by medication 
  • You have ever had heart problems 
  • You have severe liver or kidney problems.  
  • You have had a stroke 
  • You have problems with your arteries 
  • You are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors 
  • You are taking ergotamine-type medications 
  • You are taking any other drug in the same class as Rizatriptan 

Why should I take Rizatriptan?

Rizatriptan can effectively reduce the unpleasant symptoms of migraines so that you can focus on your everyday life.  

What’s the difference between Sumatriptan and Rizatriptan?

 Sumatriptan and Rizatriptan are both ‘triptan’ medications that are used to treat migraines. Sumatriptan works by dilating the blood vessels in the brain and Rizatriptan works by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels. 

Additional information


Rizatriptan Orodispersible, Rizatriptan Tablets


5mg, 10mg


18 Tablets, 3 Tablets, 6 Tablets, 12 tablets, 24 tablets


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