Rizatriptan Tablet Versus Wafer: Patient Preference


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After taking both conventional oral rizatriptan tablets and oral disintegrating rizatriptan tablets in the treatment of migraine with or without aura, patients were permitted to select their formulation preference. All adult patients who had requested continuation of rizatriptan during a 6-month period were included in the study. Of the 367 patients studied, 188 selected the oral disintegrating tablet, while 179 preferred the conventional tablet. Although individual patients had strong preferences for one preparation over the other, no group preference was found.