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- Rizatriptan BenzoateGeneric for MaxaltRx10mg38 tablets $24.6 USD38 tablets $24.6 USD - $0.65 USD/tabletSave $369.46
- Rizatriptan BenzoateGeneric for MaxaltRx5mg30 tablets $21 USD30 tablets $21 USD - $0.7 USD/tabletSave $290.10
- Rizatriptan Benzoate ODTGeneric for MaxaltRx10mg34 tablets $22.5 USD34 tablets $22.5 USD - $0.66 USD/tabletSave $330.08
- Rizatriptan Benzoate ODTGeneric for MaxaltRx5mg26 tablets $17.7 USD26 tablets $17.7 USD - $0.68 USD/tabletSave $251.92
Do you need a prescription for rizatriptan?
Yes, rizatriptan is only available with a valid physician Rx.
How much is rizatriptan without Insurance in the US?
Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase rizatriptan, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.
What will my out-of-pocket cost be for rizatriptan in the US?
There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.
Is Now Patient a rizatriptan savings card?
Yes. Save up to 90% on your rizatriptan with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.
Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?
Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.
Is Now Patient a rizatriptan coupon provider in the US?
No. Now Patient does not provide rizatriptan coupons or FREE rizatriptan samples.
Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for rizatriptan in the US?
No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.
Does Now Patient work with Medicare?
Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.
Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?
Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.
What should you do if you use too much rizatriptan?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using rizatriptan. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much rizatriptan. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.
What should I do if I miss my dose?
There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.
Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication
What is generic rizatriptan?
US brand name of rizatriptan and manufacturer
Rizatriptan is available in the US under the brand name Maxalt. Maxalt is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.
UK brand name of rizatriptan and manufacturer
Rizatriptan is available in the UK under the brand name Maxalt and Maxalt-Mlt. Maxalt is manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited.
Prescription requirement for rizatriptan
Rizatriptan is a prescription medication in both the US and the UK. It is not available over the counter and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.
FDA approval of rizatriptan
Rizatriptan has received FDA approval for the acute treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura in adults.
Is rizatriptan available in the UK on NHS?
Rizatriptan is available on the NHS in the UK with a prescription from a healthcare provider. The availability and specific prescribing guidelines may vary, so it is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.
Mechanism of action
Rizatriptan benzoate is a selective serotonin receptor agonist that acts on the blood vessels in the brain, helping to reduce the swelling and narrowing of blood vessels that occur during a migraine attack. It also inhibits the release of certain substances involved in the transmission of pain signals.
Uses of rizatriptan
Rizatriptan is a triptan used for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. It is not intended for the prevention of migraines or the treatment of other types of headaches.
Dosage of rizatriptan
The dose of rizatriptan will depend on the individual and the severity of the migraine attack. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider. The maximum recommended dose for a 24-hour period is 30 mg.
Precautions and warnings for rizatriptan
- Rizatriptan should not be used in patients with a history of heart disease, including angina, heart attack, or uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Rizatriptan orally disintegrating tablets contain phenylalanine. Tell your healthcare provider if you have phenylketonuria (PKU), before starting treatment
- Rizatriptan may cause drowsiness or dizziness, so it is important to avoid activities that require alertness until you know how the medication affects you
- It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements, as certain drugs may interact with rizatriptan
- It is not known if rizatriptan passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding
Side effects of rizatriptan
Common side effects of rizatriptan may include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, stomach pain, nausea, and dry mouth. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. If you experience serious side effects, consult your healthcare provider. Get medical help right away if you have a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat (angioedema), skin rash, and severe skin reactions. Promptly report any adverse effects to a caregiver for medical advice.
Interactions with other drugs
Rizatriptan may interact with certain medications, such as other selective serotonin receptor agonists such as almotriptan, eletriptan, naratriptan, sumatriptan, or zolmitriptan, ergot-type medications such as dihydroergotamine, methysergide, MAO inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine, antidepressants such as amitriptyline, propranolol, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as citalopram, fluoxetine, and paroxetine. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.
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