Rizact 10 mg is a medication that is used in patients who are suffering from acute attacks of migraine. It also helps to relieve migraine symptoms (such as vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to sound or light). While the active ingredient is Rizatriptan, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as aspartame, glycine, mannitol, and others. Rizact 10 mg belongs to a group of medications called selective serotonin receptor agonists. Rizatriptan works by affecting the natural substance (serotonin), which provokes the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. This effect helps to treat migraine. This medication cannot prevent or relieve future migraine attacks.
The manufacturer of Rizact 10 mg is Cipla Ltd.
Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass of water preferably on an empty stomach usually once daily. Do not chew, break, or crush the pill while swallowing because you may notice a bitter taste in your mouth. Moreover, you should not use alcoholic beverages to take this medication because you may experience severe negative effects. In case you experience nausea or stomach upset, you can take this medicine with milk or light food. To get a better effect from Rizact 10 mg, you should follow the doctor’s recommendations carefully such as taking the pill at a fixed time every day. If you are using an increased number of tablets or more frequently without the doctor’s approval, you should know that it will not treat your condition faster. In some cases, if you do not notice the desired result, your doctor may adjust the dosage or even change the brand of the medicine.
Using the liquid form of this medicine requires a special measuring device or spoon. It is not allowed to use a household spoon because you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase your risk of adverse effects. Inform your healthcare professional if your condition lasts or if it worsens.
Usually, the dosages are based on the severity of the health condition, age, response to treatment, and other medications that you may be using. Thus, doctors prescribe different dosages for their patients. If you are not sure what dosage is better for you, consult a doctor or avoid using this medicine.
- Rizact 5 mg
- Rizact 10 mg
In case you miss a dose, you should administer it as soon as possible. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue the regular schedule as prescribed. In addition, you should not take a double dose the next time trying to catch up because it may increase the risk of severe negative effects.
In rare cases, you may experience an overdose due to an increased dose of Rizatriptan. Symptoms of overdose include severe dizziness, trouble breathing, passing out, fast heartbeat, and others. If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, stop taking this medicine and ask for medical help immediately. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Adverse Effects of Rizact 10 mg
Rizact 10 mg may give you certain side effects during treatment. However, if your body adjusts to Rizatriptan, you may not notice any of the following adverse effects. There are some factors that can cause adverse effects such as dehydration, overdose, and allergy.
Common Adverse Effects
Usually, patients can continue taking Rizact 10 mg even if they experience any of the following adverse effects. However, your doctor may be able to help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Check some examples below:
- Feelings of tingling or prickling
- Cold hands or feet
- Dry mouth
Severe Adverse Effects
While this category of adverse effects may occur in rare cases, you should stop taking Rizact 10 mg if you experience any of them. Examples include:
- Jaw, neck, or throat pain
- Bloody diarrhea
- Unexplained fever
- Speaking problems
- Sudden vision changes (such as blurred vision)
- Unusual sweating
Discuss with your physician if you are noticing any of the adverse effects listed above or any other effects.
Rizact 10 mg may interact with some substances and medicines. It means that other drugs may change how this medication works by reducing its effectiveness or even increasing the risk of adverse effects. That’s why you should inform your doctor about all products that you are using before taking Rizatriptan. Examples include prescription medicines, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, nonprescription medicines, and others. Check some examples below:
- Methylene blue
It is recommended to talk with a doctor before using this medication because this article does not contain all possible drug interactions. In addition, you should not start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to unwanted results.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. Moreover, you should share your medical history with your doctor before taking Rizact 10 mg. Examples include:
- Liver disease
- Stroke or transient ischemic attack
- Some types of headaches (such as basilar migraine, hemiplegic, and others)
- Heart problems (such as angina, recent heart attack, irregular heartbeat, and others)
- Blood circulation problems (such as in your legs, arms, hands, or stomach)
Rizatriptan may make you drowsy or dizzy or may temporarily blur your vision, Therefore, you should avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because these effects may increase. In addition, you should not drive until your vision becomes clear.
Rizact 10 mg may be used during pregnancy when it is clearly needed only because it may harm your unborn baby. Consult a doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother because there is no information if Rizatriptan passes into breast milk.
- Information in this article may be different compared to a doctor’s prescription. Thus, to treat your conditions fast and safely, you should follow the doctor’s recommendation only.
- It is not allowed to use Rizact 10 mg after its shelf life because it may increase your risk of severe negative effects.
- Do not share this medication with others, especially with children.