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

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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Have tried imitrix/maxalt/zomig for infreq. Migraines (no help). Disclofenac helps some with pain, but I get rebound. Neg mri. What else can I try?

Have tried imitrix/maxalt/zomig for infreq. Migraines (no help). Disclofenac helps some with pain, but I get rebound. Neg mri. What else can I try?

Few more: Injectable imitrex, (sumatriptan) cafergot, exedrine migraine and fioricer are also effective in many cases. If you are more than 4 days out of a month in headache then preventative medications are more appropriate ...Read more

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How do you use zomig (zolmitriptan) spray?

How do you use zomig (zolmitriptan) spray?

See below: •blow your nose gently before use
•remove the protective cap
•hold the nasal sprayer device gently with your fingers and thumb. Do not press the plunger until you have put the tip into your nostril or you will lose the dose
•block one nostril
•tilt your head back slightly
•breathe in gently through your nose and at the same time press the plunger firmly with your thumb. The plunger may feel stiff. ...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

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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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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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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...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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As for migraine attack is zomig (zolmitriptan) 2.5 is effective and what's the dosage of this medicine?

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As for migraine attack is zomig (zolmitriptan) 2.5 is effective and what's the dosage of this medicine?

Zomig (zolmitriptan): Doses of 2.5 or 5 mg. Are effective for such headaches. Total daily dose is as recommended by your neurologist. ...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

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What is the drug classification of zomig (zolmitriptan)?

What is the drug classification of zomig (zolmitriptan)?

Zomig (zolmitriptan): It is a triptan, available by prescription, used in the acute treatment of migraine attacks. ...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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