TITLE

Rizatriptan Induced Acute on Top of Chronic Ischemic Colitis

AUTHOR(S)
Alkhatib, Amer A; Gangotena, Fatima; Peterson, Kathryn A
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2009, Vol. 104 Issue 10, p2643
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the clinical evaluation of rizatriptan. It states that rizatriptan can cause acute and chronic ischemic colitis. It presents a case of a 50-year-old female who has migraine and experiences abdominal pain and hetochezia. It notes that after a clinical examination, the patient shows a moderate to severe colitis and was diagnosed of rizatriptan-induced acute in her sigmoid colon. It suggests avoiding the intake of rizatriptan for patients with vascular diseases.
ACCESSION #
44461547

 

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