Rizatriptan Induced Acute on Top of Chronic Ischemic Colitis

Alkhatib, Amer A; Gangotena, Fatima; Peterson, Kathryn A
October 2009
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2009, Vol. 104 Issue 10, p2643
Academic Journal
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.


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