What is Rizatriptan?
Risatriptan is a popular medication used in treating migraines. It is considered to be a triptan, meaning it reverses the process that causes the migraine instead of simply masking the pain. When the problem causing the migraine is reversed, the pain is alleviated more permanently making triptan medications more effective for solving migraines at the source.
How does Rizatriptan Work?
Serotinin are receptors in the brain and when they are energised they can trigger the contraction of blood vessels. Rizatriptan works to energise these to reverse the enlargement of blood vessels in the brain that typically cause migraines, therefore stopping them at the root.
While not everyone will experience side effects while taking Rizatriptan, there are certain side effects that some patients have reported experiencing. These include pain and tightness in the throat, chest and other parts of the body; pain; and abnormal sensations. While these have been reported to be quite severe, they are only short term and pass quickly. Rarely people have reported feeling drowsy or nauseous, and that their mouth feels dry. These side effects are minor however and pass of their own accord.