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Rizatriptan Dosing

General Rizatriptan Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking rizatriptan include:
  • Rizatriptan is not meant to be taken on a daily basis. Take rizatriptan only when you have a migraine.
  • Rizatriptan comes in regular tablets and as orally disintegrating tablets (MLTs) that quickly dissolve in the mouth. When opening the rizatriptan MLT tablets, peel back the foil lining of the blister. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil, as it is delicate and may crumble.
  • Rizatriptan should be taken as soon as possible once a migraine starts.
  • Swallow rizatriptan tablets whole with a drink of water or other fluids. Each rizatriptan MLT tablet should be placed on the tongue, where it will quickly be dissolved. Rizatriptan MLT tablets do not need to be taken with water.
  • Your rizatriptan dosage can be taken with or without food.
  • For rizatriptan to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Rizatriptan will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribed it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to rizatriptan or your rizatriptan dosing, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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