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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Maxalt (Overview)

Maxalt is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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How does maxalt (rizatriptan) affect your weight?

How does maxalt (rizatriptan) affect your weight?

No direct effect: Especially since it is only taken intermittently when a migraine attack happens. Indirectly, if your migraine gets better faster, would that cause you to eat more or eat less? ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
55 doctors shared insights

Maxalt (Overview)

Maxalt is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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Is maxalt (rizatriptan) safe to take daily? My doctor has prescribed me to take daily to prevent migraines but I've read that it shouldnt be taken as a preventive

Get a 2nd opinion: I typically think of triptans, such as maxalt, (rizatriptan) as abortive therapy rather than preventive. The american academy of neurology recently came out w/evidence based guidelines on what to use to prevent migraines. Check out http://www.Neurology.Org/content/78/17/1337.Abstract for prescription options & http://www.Neurology.Org/content/78/17/1346.Abstract for non-prescription options. ...Read more

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Can I use Imitrex (sumatriptan) and maxalt in the same day?

Can I use Imitrex (sumatriptan) and maxalt in the same day?

Yes, but: More than 2 doses of each on the same day has not been well studied. Funny thing about this is there is an upper limit on daily dose of each drug per fda, but no upper limit on combination. We really don't know effect of 4 doses. They do work on the same body system and should have additive effect if dosed together. Keep that in mind when you make decision about how much to take in the same day. ...Read more

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I am convinced that at this moment Maxalt (rizatriptan) not working. My head feel so much worse. It hurts to move it, just to walk. Does Maxalt (rizatriptan) not work when PMS?

Resistant migraines: Maxalt (rizatriptan) should work during PMS, but sometimes headaches are harder to treat during this time. Many people find it helpful to use ibuprofen and maxalt (rizatriptan) at the same time. Hope that helps. http://www.neurocuro.com/migraine-headache/ ...Read more

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Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?

Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?

Possibly : If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking maxalt (rizatriptan) for a migraine?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using maxalt: dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; fatigue; nausea; weakness. ...Read more

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I have severe pains in my left eye 1 to 2 times a months and so bad make me feel like vomiting.. I take a maxalt 10mg and usually 3 - 4 hr later its gon..Thank god for this tiny pill! but i want to know why I have been having them only in the last 2 yrs

I have severe pains in my left eye 1 to 2 times a months and so bad make me feel like vomiting.. I take a maxalt 10mg and usually 3 - 4 hr later its gon..Thank god for this tiny pill! but i want to know why I have been having them only in the last 2 yrs

Eye pain: Your description is most consistent with migraine disease which would be treated with maxalt (rizatriptan). Your symptoms could also be related to other serious issues such as angle closure glaucoma so i would go see an eye doctor for further evaluation. If these are migraines, i would recommend seeing a regular doctor to consider a preventative medication. ...Read more

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My dr said it was ok to take Imitrex (sumatriptan) while on Prozac despite the major interaction listed. Now maxalt also has the same interaction. Is it safe?

My dr said it was ok to take Imitrex (sumatriptan) while on Prozac despite the major interaction listed. Now maxalt also has the same interaction. Is it safe?

Serotonin syndrome: A limited number of people have had a serotonin syndrome from the combination of triptan migraine meds like imitrex, (sumatriptan) Maxalt with ssris like Prozac but i'm had many patients safely take the combo. Because the migraine meds are short acting i've not seen problems. Whats for serotonin syndrome sx of sweating, confusion, agitation, racing heart rate. You might best start with half doses. ...Read more

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Can I take expired Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Not recommended: Not sure if it will be effective for you. There is a reason they have an expiration date, abide by it. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Rizatriptan (Definition)

Rizatriptan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more