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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.
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rizatriptan

(rĭz′ə-trĭp′tn)
n.
An oral drug of the triptan class, C15H19N5, used in its benzoate form to treat migraine headaches.
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Recent product introductions from Camber include aripiprazoe (Abilify), lamivudine/zidovudine (Combivir), montelukast (Singulair), pantoprazole (Protonix); raloxifene (Evista), rizatriptan (Maxalt); sildenafil (Revatio), valsartan (Diovan) and zolmitriptan (Zomig).
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The triptan drugs (e.g., sumatriptan, rizatriptan, eletriptan, and almotriptan), which are used for more severe migraines, promote vasoconstriction and block pain pathways by activating certain serotonin receptors in cranial blood vessels (Bajwa 2012).
Triptans like Sumatriptan and Zolmitriptan are also available as nasal sprays whereas rizatriptan and zolmitriptan are available as tablets that dissolve in the mouth.
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To test the hypothesis that placebo and medication treatment-related outcomes would improve progressively as the information provided to subjects varied from negative (indicating 0% chance of receiving active medication) to uncertain (indicating a 50% chance of receiving active medication) to positive (indicating 100% chance of receiving active medication), the investigators randomly assigned 66 adult subjects aged 18 years and older who had experienced episodic migraine in the past 3 years to receive placebo or active treatment with 10 mg of rizatriptan (Maxalt-MLT) during six migraine attacks.