About Maxalt

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Rating: 3.5 Reviews: 20
About Maxalt

The active ingredient rizatriptan is used to treat headache in migraine (with or without aura). In addition to the pain, symptoms such as eyelash and photosensitivity can also be alleviated.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Narrow blood vessels in migraine
  • Relieve headaches, pain and symptoms such as eyelash and photosensitivity in migraine

This is how Rizatriptan works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of rizatriptan.
Please also read the information on the drug groups triptans, migraine, to which the active ingredient rizatriptan belongs.

Application of the active substance rizatriptan

The active ingredient rizatriptan is used to treat headache in migraine (with or without aura). In addition to the pain, symptoms such as eyelash and photosensitivity can also be alleviated.

Rizatriptan is not suitable for preventing a migraine attack.

For the following application areas of Rizatriptan , in-depth information is available:

  • migraine

Action of Rizatriptan

Rizatriptan is a so-called 5-HT1 receptor agonist and belongs to the group of triptans. Like all members of this group of drugs, rizatriptan narrows the blood vessels in the brain and reduces the release of pain-promoting substances.

Rizatriptan binds to the 5-HT1D receptor of the nerves and thereby inhibits the release of the pain-mediating nerve proteins (neuropeptides) from the nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve. By inhibiting the onset of pain, rizatriptan can quickly relieve headache in a migraine attack.

Research has shown that rizatriptan is also effective in the treatment of menstrual migraine that occurs within three days before or after the onset of menstrual bleeding.

Potential Maxalt side effects may include:

Maxalt used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage

90%

  1. Bonnie D. Fraga says:
    3.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    Take 10 mg in an acute migraine attack. After about 1 hour of noticeable tiredness and lead feeling in the bones, but passes again after one hour at the latest. Otherwise no side effects. Effect ideal for headache and nausea. Mostly 24 hours, sometimes less.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  2. Laura T. Cleveland says:
    3.5 rating

    Maxalt for A headache

    I have been suffering from migraines for a long time and have tried several medications. With Maxalt lingua I felt at the first ingestion after about 45 minutes a significant improvement, another half an hour, the headache was completely gone and I felt much better! The tiredness and malady that I associate with MIgräne were gone and the day was saved. Maxalt lingua melts in a matter of seconds on the tongue, the taste is getting used to but quickly gone. I did not feel any side effects with Maxalt lingua at all. When I had to resort to Maxalt lingua again a few weeks later, the effect started already after 30 minutes and I felt much better within an hour, so that I could do something else and did not have to crawl into bed.

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. Leonora D. Styron says:
    2.0 rating

    Maxalt for A headache; Migraine

    1 / go on prolonged intake to the stomach, help with pain of all kinds 2 / makes very tired and powerless, the pain is completely gone 3 / makes tired makes the body calm, can sleep well at night 4 / rapid weight gain, no further side effects, I feel much better with the medication

    Side effects: Fatigue
  4. Wilhelmina R. Mazon says:
    3.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    I have been suffering from migraines for years. begins mostly with pressure on the temples and then the mad pain in the head …. lie 2 days in bed everything dark and quiet totally screened. Maxalt helps as soon as I start to notice I take 1 – 2 tablets depending on how severe the pain is. After about 30 -60 minutes, the tablets work. However, I have a strong urinary urgency, I am drowsy and tired and my circulation is in the basement, I quickly dizzy and black in front of a work is not possible search the bed and need the rest.

  5. Deborah F. McDaniel says:
    3.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    Maxalt works very fast for me, at the latest after 1 hour. But with many side effects: numbness in the arms and legs, tiredness, dizziness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and irregular heartbeat, circulatory problems … Will be better because of the NW in the future without Maxalt.

  6. Susan J. Salter says:
    4.5 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    Suffering since the 12th year of life under severe migraine attacks, especially in menstruation, an attack lasts up to several days and does not go away without medication. I took ketoprofen earlier, but that attacked my gastrointestinal tract for years. I’m 22 years old Maxalt recently. Am satisfied, when the pain is gone, you feel very well and relieved and fresh. Side effects that bother me are especially the drowsiness / trance state / dreams lasting about one hour, and days of dry mouth. I only whisper and want to avoid speaking. And especially a tightness in the calves takes me for hours on. I have a little shortness of breath but I often have it before taking it because of unexplained reason. I’m generally very happy to have found this drug. Slower reaction, I tend not to notice. One hour after coming in, I can play demanding piano pieces for a long time without any concentration.

    Side effects: Mouth dryness; Dizziness
  7. Julia J. Watson says:
    4.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    I’ve had migraines for over 20 years and pretty much all the medications that come through it. For a year now I’m taking Maxalt lingua and I’m very happy with it. Since my seizures also take up to 6 days from time to time, I have to stop for 6 consecutive days to take the Maxalt. So from the third tablet, I feel about half an hour after taking a tightness in my throat, which is unpleasant, but good to endure, this disappears then after just over an hour wieder.Meine calves feel like, just before a calf cramp. I’m very interested in how much Maxalt you can take without prejudice to the month. The statements of the doctors are very different. The rule of thumb is probably max. 10 pills a month before a dependency and the MIK occurs. Unfortunately, my migraine but does not stick to this recommendation and there are now and again, more than 10 tablets a month.

    Side effects: Mouth dryness
  8. Prudence E. Blandford says:
    4.0 rating

    Maxalt for A headache

    I have a headache almost on a daily basis, it is easy to get started and sometimes it even increases to the unpronounceable. Side effects are dry mouth, taste irritation, no matter what I eat or drink I have the feeling I am eating a lemon, tiredness …. but unfortunately they are the only tablets that help me 🙁

    Side effects: Mouth dryness; Fatigue
  9. Carla J. Moran says:
    3.5 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    I (43) have been suffering from migraine since I was 15 years old, now several days a week, always with severe nausea and vomiting if I do not take medications on time. Prophylactically, I have tried a lot, beta blocker, etc., but nothing really helped. Since 1998 I am taking triptans in an acute migraine attack. The first drug that helped at all! First, Naramig (you get today as a Formigran in the pharmacy over the counter), which helped well, had no side effects, but the effect was often relatively late, sometimes only after 4 hours. Since 2002, I take Maxalt, first the 5 mg tablets, but those were not enough. Now I take the 10 mg tablets. They really help very well. After about an hour, pain and nausea are gone. However, about 20 minutes after taking a noticeable fatigue, I notice a lead-in-the-bone feeling, which also manifests itself in the form of language difficulties, because the tongue is heavy, but that is again after two hours at the latest path. Urinary urgency is also one of the side effects, but that too will return after two hours. Usually a Maxalt tablet will help for about 24 hours, then the migraine will come back in 70% of the cases and I will take a second tablet. Unfortunately, I need an average of 10-12 tablets a month, but in between, I’m also clearly painless, so that one can not yet speak of a triptan headache. So far I have refused prophylaxis with Topamax, because I fear the strong side effects. Since 2001, I have taken fluoxetine as an antidepressant (40 mg daily), so when taking Maxalt I must take care that I do not take both remedies at the same time, but keep a few hours apart, otherwise there is a risk of serotonin syndrome.

    Side effects: Urinary frequency; Fatigue
  10. Laura J. Hill says:
    3.5 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    For 6 years I suffer for three, mostly four days with migraine. Bad pressure pain behind the right eye and temple, as if someone wanted to push my eyes out. Besides, nausea, with and without aura. Most of the time the first two Maxalt do not help, only at the third Maxalt I have a reaction that the pain goes away. I take 4 Maxalt in the first 24 hours, otherwise I would not stand the pain. Have to fight with side effects like, extreme tiredness, frequent urination, high pulse rate. It is the only remedy that really helps me ….

    Side effects: Urinary frequency; Fatigue
  11. Lydia C. Killingsworth says:
    3.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    Immediately after taking a numbness in the head, such as drugs or alcohol. Limited speech and concentration ability. Deafness in the arms and legs. Very tired. Frequent urination. After an hour, everything is over. Except for the fatigue, you are well again.

    Side effects: Urinary frequency; Fatigue
  12. Marie S. Sjogren says:
    4.5 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    I am suffering from migraine since my 10th year, sometimes with and without aura. I am in my early 50s and have found that migraine attacks and migraine attacks have become more intense, prolonged and / or distressing for a number of years, depending on the cause or external impact. But I can fully rely on my Maxalt 10 mg tablets. My family doctor prescribed it to me about 10 years ago, after trying many other remedies without success. The Maxalt were and still are my important companion in migraine everyday life. In general, I try at the current migraine attacks, which usually last 4 to 6 days, per day not more than two tablets, but if the attack is as bad as last time (eg in stark weather capers), then can It also happen that I take 6 to 7 Maxalt on a migraine day. But this has happened very rarely. Strong fatigue, photosensitivity and easy trance behavior are also my most noticeable side effects.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  13. Vicki M. Gahagan says:
    3.5 rating

    Since I have to take Maxalt 10mg every 5h I can not do much during the day. I’m so tired that I can barely move and everything hurts.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  14. Angela J. Wendell says:
    5.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    I take my doctor’s recommendations Maxalt 5 mg and I’m very happy with it. The attack is gone in an hour. And side effects are less than sumatriptan (had to lie flat for a few hours because of discomfort, paralysis of the extremities, panic, difficulty speaking) Maxalt has almost no side effects compared to sumatriptan and is only to be recommended!

    Side effects: No side effects
  15. Leslie D. Bonilla says:
    5.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    With Maxalt lingual 10mg I have had very good experiences. Migraines with and without aura. In use, easy to handle, as the orodispersible tablet dissolves in the mouth and thus acts faster. Maxalt lingual acts after approx. 15 min., The headache gradually leaves approx. 30-45 min. the headaches are completely gone. I had no side effects so far.

    Side effects: No side effects
  16. Chanda J. Bishop says:
    4.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    Hello, I’ve been taking this for about three years now and I’m absolutely happy with it, I’ve tried many possible things, but they’re the best for me. The melt on the tongue and about 20 minutes, it is a little better. I need if I have a migraine 2 distributed on the day then it is next day again. unfortunately, my cashier does not like this anymore, but I’ll fix that

    Side effects: No side effects
  17. Adele R. Woods says:
    4.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    After the start of taking Topamax it came pretty quickly to the described weight loss – pleasant – but also to disorientation. Can also be related to previous brain surgery. For the treatment of focal epilepsy and migraine, I can only recommend Topamax. Since SAB with Clip Brain Aneurysm, I have depression that is getting stronger and now being treated with amitriptyline. Now, my brain sometimes runs like a DVD player in fast-forward or I fall asleep at the desk, can no longer assign things, I’m just completely confused. 1 and 2 do not seem to be compatible?

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  18. Adam E. Welborn says:
    2.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    I take it as needed and mostly come out with a tablet (sublingual), then fatigue sets in and the pain goes down. I have the tiredness in almost every migraine attack.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  19. Anna D. Simmons says:
    3.0 rating

    Maxalt for Migraine

    Nausea, vomiting, itching, rash, dry throat, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, abdominal distension.

    Side effects: Fatigue