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Rizatriptan 10mg Orodispersible Tablets

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Rizatriptan 10mg Orodispersible Tablets (6 tablets)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 18 Jun and Mon. 21 Jun.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

The generic (unbranded name for Maxalt wafers, Rizatriptan oro disp tablets are prescribed to treat the headache stage which comes with migraines. A 5HT agonist, and containing rizatriptan, this medication helps reduce swelling in blood vessels, by working on the serotonin receptors in the brain.

It is still not known what brings on migraine, though it could be that an increase of activity in chemicals in the brain gives confused messages and many attacks occur for no reason, though some think they could be brought on by certain foods and drinks.

As a 5HT1-receptor agonist, this medication is also called triptan, which works by stimulating serotonin (or 5HT) in the brain. While rizatriptan relieves the headache of migraine, it does not stop the headache from starting. Rizatriptan should be taken just as the first feeling of pain presents itself. Do not take other triptans or ergotamine (other migraine treatments) at the same time as taking rizatriptan.
About one in five people suffer the distress and exhaustion of migraine, which presents itself as a pounding headache limited to one particular area of the head. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting and fatigue, as well as increased sensory sensitivity.

This condition can be triggered by dehydration, certain foods, consumption of alcohol, anxiety, or too much computer work. People often talk of weekend migraines which are experienced by people who, over the weekend, stay in bed longer, lessen their caffeine intake and reduce their stress levels. Migraines are also experienced by post menopausal women.

Around one third of people who experience migraines also experience an aura (neurological sensations) before the headache begins.

They may also experience vertigo, dizziness, pins and needles, as well as visual difficulties, such as seeing patterns, blind spots and tunnel vision. If the aura is not followed by a migraine headache, this condition is known as a silent migraine.

When assessing your needs, your doctor may also prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkiller (e.g. naproxen) as well, if it is believed you will benefit from doing so.

Keep a note of when the migraine attacks happen, what you had eaten, what you were doing and any other pertinent information, as to do so may show a pattern which will allow you to avoid possible triggers.

Rizatriptan is not the only medication which can be used to prevent migraines. Taking triptans or painkillers too often (more than two days a week) can bring on medication overuse headache. If this concerns you, speak with your doctor, who may prescribe an alternative treatment.

Alternate OTC (over the counter) Medication for Migraines

There are some over the counter medications that can be used initially to try and combat migraine pain and nausea. Some of the products include;

  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Buccastem M to help with nausea.


*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

The best time to take rizatriptan is as soon as possible after your headache has begun. If taken any earlier, it may not stop the headache.

Rizatriptan oro disp tablets melt in the saliva on your tongue, so it is not necessary to take them with water. This helps to those who sometimes vomit during a migraine attack and is also beneficial to those who find swallowing tablets somewhat difficult.

Take this medication on an empty stomach, as the presence of food in the stomach can cause a delay of up to one hour with the effectiveness of the medicine.

If, when you take your first dose of rizatripan oro disp tablets, your headache is not relieved, do not take a second dose for that first attack but wait for another attack, before taking the next dose.

If that first dose does work but the headache then returns, you may take a second dose. If this is the case, do not take that second dose any earlier than two hours after the first dose and never exceed two doses within any 24 hour period.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Rizatriptan?

    Rizatriptan belongs to a group of medicines known as triptans (5-HT, receptor agonists) and is prescribed for its fast-acting relief to stiffness in the neck and shoulders, sensitivity to light and sound and also nausea, the more severe symptoms of some migraine attacks.

  • Am I able to take Rizatriptan whilst pregnant?

    When pregnant or if breastfeeding, you should always seek medical advice with new medication. If you are breastfeeding, you should not do so until 24 hours after taking the medication.

  • Is drinking alcohol not allowed?

    Alcohol can worsen migraine, so you should avoid this when experiencing the symptoms of a migraine attack.

  • Is it best not to drive when taking this medication?

    Rizatriptan can affect concentration and also make you drowsy, so refrain from driving whilst taking this medication.

  • How do I store it?

    Keep at room temperature and always away from children.

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Andy Boysan


Published on: 15-09-2016

Last modified on: 15-09-2018

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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Steve Stoddart

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Reviewed on: 15-09-2020

Next review date: 15-09-2022

Steve is an expert clinical pharmacist that has recently added prescribing to his repertoire.

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