While there are some common side effects associated with rizatriptan, it is important to remember that your doctor prescribed this medication because its ability to keep your migraines under control outweighs any adverse side effects it may cause.
There are, however, some common side effects associated with rizatriptan. These may include:
Asthenia (abnormal physical weakness)
While these side effects are common, you should contact your doctor if they persist or are severe.
Rare but serious side effects, according to the National Institutes of Health, may include the following:
Tightness, pain, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, or jaw
Rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
Shortness of breath
Breaking out in a cold sweat
Slow or difficult speech
Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
Sudden or severe stomach pain
Paleness or blue color of the fingers and toes
Pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Changes in vision
Contact your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
This is not a complete list of rizatriptan side effects. For more information about adverse conditions you may experience while taking rizatriptan, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.