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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Rizatriptan (Overview)

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


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Does rizatriptan affect your weight?

Does 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. Stephen Scholand
55 doctors shared insights

Rizatriptan (Overview)

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


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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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Does 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 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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Maxalt (Definition)

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