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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Rizatriptan (Definition)

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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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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?

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

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Can I take expired Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

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

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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

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Can I take 10mg generic Maxalt (rizatriptan) after taking 8mgDilaudid?

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

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Took 2 excederin an hour and a half ago. Can I take Maxalt (rizatriptan) now?

Took 2 excederin an hour and a half ago. Can I take Maxalt (rizatriptan) now?

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

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Can I take maxalt (rizatriptan) with zpak?

Can I take maxalt (rizatriptan) with zpak?

Yes: The half life of Maxalt (rizatriptan) is about 3-4 hrs, and should not be any issue with your long-acting antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is rhodiola safe to use with maxalt (rizatriptan)?

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

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Is rhodiola safe to take with maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Is rhodiola safe to take with maxalt (rizatriptan)?

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

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Is it safe to split 10mg maxalt (rizatriptan) tablets?

Yes, it is safe: Use a commercial tablet cutter for the accuracy to avoid dose fluctuation. ...Read more

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If you get recurring migraines, should you try maxalt (rizatriptan)?

If you get recurring migraines, should you try maxalt (rizatriptan)?

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

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How can I find out if I have recurring migraines, and tried maxalt (rizatriptan)?

How can I find out if I have recurring migraines, and tried maxalt (rizatriptan)?

See neurologist: Multiple causes for headaches, but migraine most frequent affecting over 30 million americans. A neurologist can sort out and design best medical approach to prevent and abort the episodes. Well worth the time and expenditure, as no good reason to "live with this". ...Read more

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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

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What are the implications of taking maxalt (rizatriptan) if you have raynaud's disease?

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

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Can I take maxalt (rizatriptan) while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Maxalt (rizatriptan) is pregnancy category c

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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

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Can I take Flexeril and Maxalt at the same time?

Can I take Flexeril and Maxalt at the same time?

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

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Can you take amoxicillin with maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Can you take amoxicillin with maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Yes: There are no significant interactions between Amoxicillin (an antibiotic) and Maxalt (rizatriptan) (a triptan-type migraine medication). ...Read more

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Can someone take maxalt (rizatriptan) while pregnant?

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

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Can Maxalt (rizatriptan) work on the Trigeminal Nerve?

Can Maxalt (rizatriptan) work on the Trigeminal Nerve?

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

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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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What s the difference between zomig (zolmitriptan) and maxalt?

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

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Can maxalt (rizatriptan) be taken with metformin and b.P. Meds?

Can maxalt (rizatriptan) be taken with metformin and b.P. Meds?

Yes, but: Maxalt (rizatriptan) is a triptan, and may elevate your blood pressure for about 3-4 hrs, while effect is present. Therefore, make certain that your BP meds are adequate. The metformin should be of no concern as will not be affected by the maxalt (rizatriptan). ...Read more

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What should be the time between maxalt and imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Don't take both: Both are same class of drugs. Only one should be taken out of two. ...Read more

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Is there any interactions with flexeril and Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

Is there any interactions with flexeril and Maxalt (rizatriptan)?

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

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Why is it bad to take maxalt (rizatriptan) if you have raynaud's disease?

Constricts vessels: Maxalt (rizatriptan) relieves migraine symptoms by constricting blood vessels. In raynaud's disease, the problem is too much constriction of blood vessels, so one would not want to take a medicine that constricts vessels. ...Read more

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Can I take flexeril 10mg after taking Maxalt (rizatriptan) 10mg 5hrs ago? Is there any interactions with these two?

NO PROBLEM: Maxalt (rizatriptan) has a very short half life of about 3-4 hrs, and should be virtually insignificant by 5 hrs, although some persists minimally. So, OK to take Flexeril if you wish. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Maxalt (Definition)

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