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The active ingredient rizatriptan is used to treat headache in migraine (with or without aura). In addition to the pain, symptoms such as eyelash and photosensitivity can also be alleviated.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

Narrow blood vessels in migraine.

Relieve headaches, pain and symptoms such as eyelash and photosensitivity in migraine.

This is how Rizatriptan works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of rizatriptan.

Please also read the information on the drug groups triptans, migraine, to which the active ingredient rizatriptan belongs.

Application of the active substance rizatriptan

The active ingredient rizatriptan is used to treat headache in migraine (with or without aura). In addition to the pain, symptoms such as eyelash and photosensitivity can also be alleviated.

Rizatriptan is not suitable for preventing a migraine attack.

For the following application areas of Rizatriptan , in-depth information is available:

  •     migraine.

Action of Rizatriptan

Rizatriptan is a so-called 5-HT1 receptor agonist and belongs to the group of triptans. Like all members of this group of drugs, rizatriptan narrows the blood vessels in the brain and reduces the release of pain-promoting substances.

Rizatriptan binds to the 5-HT1D receptor of the nerves and thereby inhibits the release of the pain-mediating nerve proteins (neuropeptides) from the nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve. By inhibiting the onset of pain, rizatriptan can quickly relieve headache in a migraine attack.

Research has shown that rizatriptan is also effective in the treatment of menstrual migraine that occurs within three days before or after the onset of menstrual bleeding.