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Rizatriptan Benzoate

Popular Brands: : Maxalt, Rizatriptan, Maxalt-mlt, Rizatriptan Benzoate, Not Yet Defined
Official FDA Reports18,333
Social Media Events1,888
Total Posts12,432
Avg. Review Score4.01/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Rizatriptan Benzoate
Manufacturers
  • Apotex Inc
  • Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Merck And Co Inc
  • Redhill Biopharma Ltd.

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Rizatriptan Benzoate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Rizatriptan Benzoate

Pain

take during episode helps to lessen pain


Source: Maxalt

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Somnolence

Currently what I use for migraines but I find it can make me drowsy .


Source: Maxalt

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Dizziness

Woozy ! Don't plan on driving afterward- also doesn't always work.


Source: Maxalt

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Euphoric mood

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Posted By Jacqueline on August 14, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

15 yr old Male taking recommended dose 10mg at onset of aura for classic migraine with long lasting aura Works well to prevent oncoming migraine when taken at first sign of aura. Side effect is euphoria / obvious impairment. Uncontrollable laughter / giddiness Inability to focus complete simple tasks.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Anxiety, Visual impairment, Dry mouth, Dysgeusia, Hangover, Psychomotor hyperactivity, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Groggy, bad taste in mouth, dry mouth, visual disturbance and photophobia up to 24 hours after migraine, hyper sensitive to smell, change to colour and smell of urine, foul body odour, h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I take this med 1-2 times a day PRN (when needed). Typically several times per month. No noticeable side effects. Works well for my migraines. Still leaves me with a bit ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Throat tightness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Mild diarrhea occurs the following day. Upset stomach is worse if I take maxalt more than one day in a row. Occasional tightening of the throat or jaw sensation, but doesn't last as lo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Anxiety, Thought blocking

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tired, Anxious, scatter brained. (Worth it) Suffered from Migraines for 25 years and this is the first med to ever help. I have tried several including vitamins and diet to pr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lethargy

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... maxalt, if taken during the first few minutes when vision starts to go fuzzy I can head of most of the horrific systems. I still feel a dull localized pressure and incapacitated for the remainder of t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dizziness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I usually take one Maxalt, and then wait about 2 hours and have to take another Maxalt has been working for me (generally speaking)...but I usually have to take two in order t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hangover, Migraine, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme tiredness but can't go into deep sleep. Migraine hangover the next day. Groggy. It works well. I took it when I felt my aura and didn't have to live in a Migraine haze...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Prue in fdb.rxlist.com on March 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Maxlt melt is easy to use but generic too hard to open, especially in middle of night. Excellent response usually within 30 minutes. Only medication that has ever worked for me.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe muscle weakness. Joint ACHING beyond belief. If I was like this all the time, I'd be severely handicapped and confined to a wheelchair. It works for migraines.


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.