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rizatriptan

 [ri″zah-trip´tan]
a selective serotonin receptor agonist used as the benzoate salt in the acute treatment of migraine.

rizatriptan

/ri·za·trip·tan/ (ri″zah-trip´tan) a selective serotonin receptor agonist used as the benzoate salt in the acute treatment of migraine.

rizatriptan

(rĭz′ə-trĭp′tn)
n.
An oral drug of the triptan class, C15H19N5, used in its benzoate form to treat migraine headaches.

rizatriptan

a migraine agent.
indication It is used in the acute treatment of migraine.
contraindications Factors prohibiting its use include angina pectoris, a history of myocardial infarction, documented silent ischemia, Prinzmetal's angina, ischemic heart disease, concurrent use of ergotamine-containing preparations, uncontrolled hypertension, basilar or hemiplegic migraine, and known hypersensitivity.
adverse effects Adverse effects include chest tightness, chest pressure, nausea, and dry mouth. Common side effects include dizziness, headache, and fatigue.
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Maxalt-MLT is a branded anti-migraine product which is manufactured by Merck & Co.
In addition, patients can take the Maxalt-MLT easily and discreetly, even in the middle of a movie or a meeting.
MAXALT is the first migraine medicine available in both conventional tablets and a tablet formulation, called MAXALT-MLT, that disintegrates within seconds on the tongue without liquids.