Migraine treatments usually come in the form of one of:
- antiemetics (anti-sickness medicines)
- combination treatments (usually a combination of painkiller and antiemetic)
Rizatriptan, as a triptan, has a similar mode of action to other triptans, in that it binds to your serotonin receptors in order to reduce the swelling of your brain’s blood vessels and reduce your symptoms. But different triptans can suit some people more or less than other people. Also, some triptans, like frovatriptan, stay in your system for a long time (but take a while to work), whereas other triptans, like sumatriptan, can start to get to work quickly to help your symptoms but don’t stay in your system for as long.
Finding the best treatment for you can sometimes take a bit of trial and error. If you’re not sure where to start, talk to us about your health and our expert team can point you in the right direction.