Info About Maxalt Migraine Before You Take It..

Maxalt migraine is a Triptan-Type Anti migraine Drug.

The triptan drugs are used to alleviate symptoms of migraines such as nausea, vomiting and pain.This drug comes in two forms. Maxalt, is the pill that's taken, and swallowed. The next is Maxalt-Mlt, and it's kept on the tongue until it dissolves. This one is good for migraine sufferers that have stomach trouble. Both work quickly. Migraines feel like a vice (picture on left) squeezing.

Things to know about this drug:

  • How much is the usual dose? 10mg
  • What's the maximum dose you should take? 30mg
  • When should you take Maxalt? As soon as you notice the first migraine symptoms.
  • Which types of migraines does it work for? With or without aura.
  • What happens if you take to much? Contact the doctor, hospital emergency center, or the nearest poison control center.

So the doctor has prescribed Maxalt for migraines or a friend has told you about them. My wife's headache specialist gave her several samples, along with a prescription for Imitrex. She used the Maxalt-Mlt, and said they relieved her migraine.

Maxalt migraine is one of the triptan family. If the pill pack has Rizatriptan Benzoate on it, you have the generic form of maxalt.


How should Maxalt Migraine be taken? With or without water.

You've either been prescribed a 5mg or a 10mg for migraines. Take at the onset of the migraine symptoms.

When should Maxalt not be taken.

  • Don't take it if you've had a allergic reaction to it before.
  • Have high blood pressure that is uncontrolled.
  • Have any kind of heart disease, or a history of heart disease.
  • It shouldn't be taken if a (MAO) inhibitor is being taken also.
  • (Nardil), or (Parnate), for mental depression
  • Not to be taken with another triptan such as Imitrex, Amerge, or Zomig.
  • Don't take Maxalt with ergotamine or (Sansert).

Before taking Maxalt migraine tell the doctor about past or present medical condition, if he by some chance forgets to ask.


Should a pregnant woman take maxalt?

Absolutely not. If you're pregnant, think you are, or trying to get pregnant, unless you have discussed this with a doctor, don't take maxalt.

The possible and most common side effects of maxalt migraine

Like any other drug maxalt has its side effects. If you are driving or operating machinery, and take maxalt and have:

  • Symptoms of dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Pain or pressure sensation in the chest or throat

Then think again before driving. These are the most common maxalt side effects.


Less common side effects of maxalt are:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Spasms
  • Heart beating irregular
  • Blood pressure going up
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Nervousness
  • Decreased mental state
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Confusion
  • Seizure
  • Mood changes
  • Feeling weird, and abnormal dreams.

Digestive side effects of maxalt are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Changes in appetite
  • Stomach upset
  • Gas, and constipation
  • Inability to move the tongue.

Maxalt migraine side effects of the skin.

  • Flushing to the face
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Rash
  • Acne
  • Itching Skin
  • Reaction in the sunlight.

Respiratory side effects of maxalt migraine.

Cough, cold like symptoms, hiccups, nosebleed, yawning, sinus disorder, dryness of the throat, or nose, and fast or difficulty breathing. The special senses that maxalt can have an effect on is the visual, ears ringing, eye pain or eye discomfort, bad taste, and also effecting smell, and hearing. If any side effect should occur while taking maxalt-migraine don't hesitate to contact the doctor.


Thanks for reading, we hope this gave info U needed.

It doesn't mean that everyone taking maxalt will have any of the side effects, just be on the lookout for them.

Our last page is how to live with migraines so life can be more enjoyable. As you know, taking to much Maxalt can give rebound headaches, but our next page is about a more natural approach using gelstat, specially formulated to abort your migraines. Read about this new product. Home page from maxalt migraine

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