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What are the side effects of taking maxalt (rizatriptan) for a migraine?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I had a headache earlier and took maxalt (rizatriptan). Now I have a HA on the other side of my head. I'm okay if I am still but moving makes it throb. Migraine?

I had a headache earlier and took maxalt (rizatriptan). Now I have a HA on the other side of my head. I'm okay if I am still but moving makes it throb. Migraine?

Possibly: If you only took one dose of the Maxalt, (rizatriptan) you may take another, no more than 2 a day. If headache persists, should have this evaluated. Is this headache similar to or different than your typical migraine? If different, should have it evaluated. Hope this was helpful and you feel better soon. Dr R ...Read more

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What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

Sleep headache?: 22 AA F asks causes of awakening from sleep with throbbing headache R side. I would consider BP increase if on BCPs. Or alcohol, migraine. What is your and family Hx of migraine? I would avoid the OTC treatments and work with your team to find cause. Once cause is found Rx can focus on cause. ...Read more

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Could sodium benzoate be taken out of your body?

Could sodium benzoate be taken out of your body?

Your body removes it: Sodium Benzoate is primarily used as a food preservative. It is metabolized by the liver and then the breakdown products are excreted in the urine. The majority (97%) of ingested sodium benzoate is excreted within 4 hours of ingestion. No other means of removing this drug are known. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+696 ...Read more

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Can sodium benzoate give you cancer?

Can sodium benzoate give you cancer?

I don't believe it: Internet scare sites peddling "natural food" are allowed by law to make claims that any scientist will recognize as misleading. There's no shortage of benzoic acid in many fruits (famously cranberries) and it's chemically interchangeable with sodium benzoate varying only with ph. This alone should tell you that the danger is hyped -- if they believed their stuff, they'd attack cranberries. ...Read more

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My friend is allergic to benzocaine, does that mean she will be allergic to benzophenone or benzoate acid?

My friend is allergic to benzocaine, does that mean she will be allergic to benzophenone or benzoate acid?

No: It is the caine your friend is allergic to, an allergist can skin test her and suggest different anesthetics she can tolerate. ...Read more

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What are the risks of potassium or sodium benzoate (commonly found as preservatives)?

What are the risks of potassium or sodium benzoate (commonly found as preservatives)?

See below: Very little. The drug is used in medicine to assist in lowering serum ammonia levels by activation of a nonurea cycle pathway; ammonia in the presence of benzoate will conjugate with glycine to form hippurate which is secreted by the kidney. As a preservative, there is little worry unless the individual is also on probenecid which can inhibit benzoate renal excretion. ...Read more

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What can happen if you are commonly exposed to benzoate?

What can happen if you are commonly exposed to benzoate?

No effects: Benzoic acid (benzoate) is a chemical intermediate. It is used as a preservative when it attaches to other molecules. By itself it does not have any known harmful effects: http://www.epa.gov/iris/subst/0355.htm#oralrfd ...Read more

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Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment ?

Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment ?

Better choices: This is great for scabies, but you may be confusing it with benzoyl peroxide, your best over-the-counter option for acne. It's not fun, but it's a good start. ...Read more

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Is it true that benzyl benzoate treats scabies?

Is it true that benzyl benzoate treats scabies?

Yes: Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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