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Please, can you help me with getting rid of chronic migraines? They are almost every day! I take Migril and Maxalt... Both medications work 100%. I...
Migraine: At your age I would be certain they are not due to high blood pressure or other causes. ...Read more
Do pain medications such as Vicodin work for migraines? I have tried preventative meds and they don't work as well. I have also tried maxalt, (rizatriptan)Imatrix
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
My doctor recently prescribed maxalt (rizatriptan) and tramadol for migraine treatment. I am now a week late to start my period. Can these drugs be the causek?
Unknown: Medications are not likely the reason that you are late but you should contact your prescriber for proper followup and information. ...Read more
Yes but...: Why are you taking 8 mg Dilaudid? Is the Dilaudid for headaches or other cause? Maxalt (rizatriptan) is to stop migraines at the start of such a headache & has less success as such a pounding pain headache has gone on & on. Maxalt (rizatriptan) should have been given with clear instructions as to when & how to take it from your provider & with what medicines you can mix it safely. Call your health care provider now instead. ...Read more
Sleep: Maxxalt needs to be taken at the onset of a migraine not after trying the two caffeine pills (excedrin). you need to go back and review how the meds work with your neurologist / GP. Better luck with your headaches next go round. If it's a migraine it will likely resolve with sleep. ...Read more
Really like Rhodiola: I think I saw you asking about something to do with the combination of rhodiola ; amitriptyline, right? It's good that you are concerned about the mixture of prescription and non-prescription medications such as herbs and alternative medications. If your doctor can't help you then, most pharmacists should have on hand a compendium of drug to drug interactions between such agents. Check with them. ...Read more
Compatibility issue: As I stated before to this question the safety margin in using these two agents should be investigated and confirmed by either the pharmacist dispensing the Maxalt (rizatriptan) or the physician prescribing the same medication. Or even the person recommending the rhodiola. It's really beyond the scope of this network to give specific information on this type of a question due to liability concerns. Best to you. ...Read more
Yes, it is safe: Use a commercial tablet cutter for the accuracy to avoid dose fluctuation. ...Read more
Migraine treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Is there any danger in taking Maxalt 10mg, 5 hours after taking cyclobenzaprine 10mg? Thanks in advance.
Is there a better medicine than maxalt (rizatriptan) for migraines? My wife has taken 4 in the last 8 days or do you recommend something else?
Many choices: For migraines that are frequent, a preventative agent taken every day is an appropriate way to gain relief. There are many choices of meds and this choice depends on individual circumstances, side effects, etc. The choice should be made by you and your physician together. Butterbur is over the counter and proven to work. ...Read more
Theoretical risk: Maxalt (rizatriptan) is best contraindicated in patients who have a history of heart disease or stroke. Raynaud's is a problem of vascular instability, in peripheral blood vessels, and would be a safer category, but triptans do affect blood vessel caliber and even can raise blood pressure, so check with your doctor regarding your particular issues. ...Read more
Maxalt (rizatriptan) is pregnancy category c
animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Taking both of these medications may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome: fever, muscular rigidity, mental status changes, muscle destruction and serious blood clotting problems (DIC). You should discuss this with your physician and see if an alternative combination might be considered. ...Read more
Pregnancy registry: The manufacturer of Maxalt (rizatriptan) provides a registry for pregnant patients who must use it. It is not a medication typically used as some studies show the potential for harm. In certain individual cases the benefits may outweigh the risks. Participation in the registry allows further scientific study to give us a better understanding of pregnancy outcomes with this medication. ...Read more
For migraine...: ...there are theories that the trigeminal nerve is involved. Maxalt (rizatriptan) works to decrease and stop abnormal firing and release of certain chemicals that cause the migraine pain. For the more typical trigeminal disease, trigeminal neuralgia, Maxalt (rizatriptan) does not have any effect because the mechanism of pain is different. Good question! ...Read more
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
Both triptans: Each might stop a migraine if taken within the first 60-90 mins of headache onset, and both have a brief half-life, about 3-4 hrs. Maxalt comes as tablet or mlt which can dissolve in mouth. Zomig (zolmitriptan) available as nasal spray, which may resolve headache within 15 min, but tablet and zmt dissolving forms are both available. Might use one or other based on results. ...Read more
Don't take both: Both are same class of drugs. Only one should be taken out of two. ...Read more
Pharmacist: I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more