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Maxalt 5mg

Rizatriptan (RYE-za-TRIP-tan)

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Maxalt 5mg is used to treat headache. Maxalt 5mg consists of active ingredient Rizatriptan. Rizatriptan also helps in reducing the substances in the body that triggers headache, pain and other migraine symptoms. The medication works by contracting of blood vessels around the pain.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
12 Tablets Maxalt 5mg Tablets $33.00 $2.75
36 Tablets Maxalt 5mg Tablets $99.00 $2.75
12 Tablets Maxalt 10mg Tablets $55.00 $4.58
36 Tablets Maxalt 10mg Tablets $165.00 $4.58

Maxalt 5mg binds to human 5-HT1B and 5-HT1D receptors with high affinity and provides agonist effects at these receptors on the extracerebral intracranial blood vessels which are assumed to become dilated during the time of attack and on the trigeminal sensory nerves. When these receptors gets activated, intracranial blood vessels becomes constricted which are responsible to produce pain

The conditions where the use of Maxalt 5mg is contraindicated

Maxalt 5mg is contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • If the patient is having severe hepatic or renal insufficiency.
  • In patients with a previous cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
  • In conditions of moderately severe or untreated mild hypertension.
  • In case if the person is suffering from peripheral vascular disease.
  • In case if the patient is suffering from coronary artery disease, including ischemic heart disease, symptoms of ischemic heart disease, or Prinzmetal's angina.

What are the drugs that affect Maxalt 5mg?

Some of the medicines that show interactions with Maxalt 5mg are:

  • Alpha blockers like Propranolol
  • An antidepressant such as citalopram, duloxetine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline, trazodone, venlafaxine.

Avoid the use of these medications in combination with Maxalt 5mg, otherwise it can reduce the effects.

Storage of Maxalt 5mg

This medication should be stored properly at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.

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What is the proper dosage and how to administer Maxalt 5mg?

A single tablet of Rizatriptan should be taken as a whole with a full glass of water. There should be a gap of 2 hours between two tablets of Rizatriptan in 24 hours. More than 30 mg of dose of Rizatriptan should not be taken in 24 hours. After taking two tablets, if headache does not treated completely, go to the physician before taking more tablets. When taken Rizatriptan with food, the absorption of the medication gets delayed by approximately 1 hour. Thus it must be prefer to take the medication in empty stomach.

If a patient is using Rizatriptan for long-term, before starting of therapy, you must ensure with your doctor regarding the safety of medication according to your physique. Regular visit to the doctor is mandatory.

In case of overdosing:

Overdosing of the medication can cause high blood pressure, blurred vision, buzzing in ears, confusion, anxiety, chest pain, breath shortening, uneven heartbeats, seizures and headache. In case of overdosing symptoms, rush to the nearby hospital immediately.

In case of missed dose:

The medication is always taken as needed. So it does not have a daily dosing schedule and have less chance of missing the dose.

Major side effects shown by Maxalt 5mg

Side effects of Maxalt 5mg are categorized into two groups:

Mild side effects: rashes, improper breathing, swelling of face, tongue, lips, and throat.

Serious side effects: pain or tightness in jaws, pain from arm to shoulder, nausea, sweating, weakness on one side of the body, severe headache, confusion.

Precautions while using Maxalt 5mg

  • The medication should not be used if the person is having any kind of allergy because Maxalt 5mg contains some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions.
  • This medication may impair your thinking ability or reactions. Thus be careful while driving or while doing anything that requires alertness.