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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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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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?

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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 any danger in taking Maxalt 10mg, 5 hours after taking cyclobenzaprine 10mg? Thanks in advance.

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Yes: There is an increased risk of developing serotonin syndrome. You should not take these medications together. ...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 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

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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Maxalt (Definition)

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