Maxalt has a phenomenal activity in relieving the migraine headaches and it is used to treat a headache that has already begun. It also helps in relieving others symptoms of migraine pain such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound. Maxalt contains a generic medicine called Rizatriptan. It narrows the blood vessels around the brain and reduces the substances in the body which are responsible for triggering migraine pain and other symptoms of a migraine.
Who should not use Maxalt 10 mg?
There are certain diseased conditions under which Maxalt 10 mg should not be used such as heart problems, a stroke or a transient ischemic attack, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and allergic reactions with Rizatriptan benzoate or any of the ingredients in Maxalt 10 mg.
What other medicines show interaction with Maxalt 10 mg?
There are some medicines that show interaction with Maxalt such as Isocarboxazid, Methylene Blue, Moclobemide, Phenelzine, Rasagiline, Selegiline, Tranylcypromine, Fluoxetine, Duloxetine, Dihydroergotamine, Sumatriptan, and Zolmitriptan.
How to administer Maxalt 10 mg?
For the acute treatment of migraines in adults, a patient has to take either 5 mg or 10 mg of Maxalt tablet orally with an enormous amount of water. The 10 mg dose will provide a better effect than 5 mg of Maxalt. For the acute treatment of migraines in pediatric patients (age 6 to 17 years), a patient weighing less than 40 kg has to take 5 mg of Maxalt and a patient weighing 40 kg or more has to take 10 mg of Maxalt.
Side effects of Maxalt 10 mg:
The patients can experience some side effects while treating their migraine pain with Maxalt 10 mg such as a severe headache, confusion, alteration in vision, severe stomach ache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and feeling of pain or stiffness in the jaw, neck, or throat.
Points to be kept in mind while using Maxalt 10 mg:
- If your headache that seems different from your usual migraine headaches, then don't use this medicine.
- You should not take Maxalt 10 mg within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine.
- You are advised not to use this medicine if you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors in the past 14 days.