Generic Maxalt (Rizatriptan) 5mg is a headache medicine that narrows the blood vessels around the brain. It is part of a class of migraine medications called 5-HT agonists. Rizatriptan reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. Maxalt will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.
Swallow Maxalt tablets whole with with a full glass of water, with or without food. Take a single dose of Maxalt as soon as migraine symptoms appear. A second dose may be taken if there is only a partial response or symptoms of the migraine return. However, do not take it sooner than 2 hours following the first dose. Do not take more than 30 mg of Maxalt tablets in a 24-hour period.
Do not take Maxalt within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine. Do not take Maxalt if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or tranylcypromine in the past 14 days.
You should not take Generic Maxalt (Rizatriptan) 5mg if you are allergic to rizatriptan, if you have heart disease, or coronary heart disease, angina, blood circulation problems, diabetes. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Most common side effects of Maxalt include: hives, dizziness, weakness, nausea, blurred vision, paresthesia, chest pain, dry mouth, difficulty breathing, bloody diarrhea, redness. Stop using Maxalt and call your doctor at once if you have these side effects.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially: antidepressant (fluoxetine, duloxetine, citalopram), Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Phenelzine, Tranylcypromine), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Ergot medications (Dihydroergotamine, Pergolide).
Since Generic Maxalt (Rizatriptan) 5mg is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are headache, confusion, uneven heartbeats, blurred vision, seizure.
Store Generic Maxalt (Rizatriptan) 5mg at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.