Rizatriptan Benzoate belongs to a class of drugs called triptans. Rizatriptan benzoate orally disintegrating tablets are prescribed for treating migraine with or without aura in adults and in children aged 6 to 17 years old. Rizatriptan benzoate is a serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonist.
Rizatriptan Benzoate is a headache medicine that thins the blood vessels around the brain. Rizatriptan Benzoate also decreases substances in the body that can cause nausea, headache pain, sensitivity to light and sound. It only treats a headache which has already started but will not hinder headaches or decrease the number of attacks.
Rizatriptan Benzoate should not be taken to treat a common headache or any headache that seems to be different from your normal migraine headaches.Prompt treatment of migraines aids one to return to his/her normal routine and may reduce one’s need for other pain relievers.
Rizatriptan Benzoate works by narrowing dilated blood vessels in the brain, relieving migraine headaches. It also works by relieving pain by affecting specific nerves in the brain.