Maxalt contains the actyive ingredient Rizatriptan which belongs to a class of medicines called selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists, known as "triptans" for short.
Triptans are very effective in stopping a migraine from reaching its full intensity.
When taken at the onset of a migraine, Maxalt can effectively stop a migraine from developing and thus prevent any disruption to the patients life beyond that point.
Usually a single dose of Rizatriptan is enough stop a migraine.
Take MAXALT MELT as soon as possible after your migraine headache has started. Do not use it to prevent an attack.
The usual dose is 10 mg. If you are currently taking propranolol or have kidney or liver problems you should use the 5-mg dose of MAXALT. You should leave at least 2 hours between taking propranolol and MAXALT MELT up to a maximum of 2 doses in a 24-hour period.
If migraine returns within 24 hours
In some patients, migraine symptoms can return within a 24-hour period. If your migraine does return you can take an additional dose of MAXALT MELT. You should always wait at least 2 hours between doses.
If after 2 hours you still have a migraine If you do not respond to the first dose of MAXALT MELT during an attack
You should not take a second dose of MAXALT MELT for treatment of the same attack. It is still likely, however, that you will respond to MAXALT MELT during the next attack.
Do not take more than 2 doses of MAXALT MELT in a 24-hour period, (for example, do not take more than two 10 mg oral lyophilisates or more than two 10 mg or 5 mg tablets in a 24-hour period). You should always wait at least 2 hours between doses.
If your condition worsens, seek medical attention.
How to administer MAXALT oral lyophilisates, MAXALT (rizatriptan benzoate) is available as a 5 or 10 mg oral lyophilisate that dissolves in the mouth.
Open the MAXALT MELT oral lyophilisate blister pack with dry hands. The oral lyophilisate should be placed on your tongue, where it dissolves and can be swallowed with the saliva. The oral lyophilisate can be used in situations in which liquids are not available, or to avoid the nausea and vomiting that may accompany the ingestion of tablets with liquids.
If you take more MAXALT MELT than you should, talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
Take the medicine pack with you. Signs of overdosage can include dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, fainting and slow heart rate.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine.
In adult studies, the most common side effects reported were dizziness, sleepiness and tiredness.
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1000)
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In addition, tell your doctor if you experience any symptoms that suggest an allergic reaction (such as a rash or itching) after taking MAXALT MELT.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.