Drug: Maxalt

RIZATRIPTAN (rye za TRIP tan) is used to treat migraines with or without aura. An aura is a strange feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack. It is not used to prevent migraines.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • fast, slow, or irregular heart beat
  • increased or decreased blood pressure
  • seizures
  • severe stomach pain and cramping, bloody diarrhea
  • signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • tingling, pain, or numbness in the face, hands, or feet
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • feeling warm, flushing, or redness of the face
  • headache
  • muscle cramps, pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • unusually weak or tired

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • fast, slow, or irregular heart beat
  • increased or decreased blood pressure
  • seizures
  • severe stomach pain and cramping, bloody diarrhea
  • signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • tingling, pain, or numbness in the face, hands, or feet
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • feeling warm, flushing, or redness of the face
  • headache
  • muscle cramps, pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • unusually weak or tired

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bowel disease or colitis
  • diabetes
  • family history of heart disease
  • fast or irregular heart beat
  • heart or blood vessel disease, angina (chest pain), or previous heart attack
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • history of stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or mini-strokes), or intracranial bleeding
  • kidney or liver disease
  • overweight
  • poor circulation
  • postmenopausal or surgical removal of uterus and ovaries
  • Raynaud's disease
  • seizure disorder
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to rizatriptan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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