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Condition: Migraine Headache
8/20/2015 2:28:33 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Works great at defeating migraines, but the migraine will return in a week or two, so I now get more migraines per month than before. Medication makes me extremely drowsy & out-of-it...ok if you don't have to do anything or go anywhere. Serious side-effect was drug-induced hepatitis. My liver swelled up to twice the normal size and the liver doc ruled out all other causes. To be on the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
4/17/2015 4:32:28 PM

Reviewer: Teachin', 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Our insurance company no longer allowed the brand name Maxalt,which I had used for years, so I was forced to use Glenmark Generic's rizatriptan. When I took the first pill, within 20 minutes I knew something was wrong. Chest pains so severe, with sweating, and severe vomiting began immediately. Long story short, I suffered a heart attack as a result of Glenmark's medicine. I reported ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Headache
8/20/2014 3:29:52 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
works for migraines, but i have extreme pain in my feet which goes away after a bit, but i can barely walk while drug is in my system

Condition: Migraine Headache
8/8/2014 1:44:28 PM

Reviewer: leane, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Only makes me drowsy for 1 to 2 hours. If I take it and my headache is actually sinus instead of a migraine, I will have no side effects at all, not even drowsiness.

Condition: Migraine Headache
7/27/2014 9:19:30 PM

Reviewer: LAN, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on Rizatriptan for over a year because of menstrual migraines. I think I have a 50% success ratio. Sometimes I'm relieved by 2 hours and other times there is no rescue. This may be due also to what day I'm in my cycle. But I now know to be careful of rebound headaches with Rizatriptan. There are months when I'm taking it every 12 to 24 hours. I need to avoid this because ... Show Full Comment

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