Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate)
What is Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) used for?
Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) is used to treat migraines. This medication is effective in treating the vomiting, nausea, headaches and sensitivity to light and sound occurring as a result of a migraine attack. It works by helping to narrow the blood vessels around the brain. Please note that this medication is only effective in treating a headache that has already begun, and will not prevent future headaches from occurring.
How should I use Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate)?
Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) comes in the form of soluble wafers, which are placed onto the tongue, and dissolved by saliva. This medication should be taken at the first sign of a headache or migraine attack. If the medication provides only partial relief, or if your migraine comes back, you may take one more dose two hours after the first dose.
Do not exceed 30mg in 24 hours. This medication should only be used to treat migraine headaches, and patients should only use this medication if their condition has been confirmed by a physician as being caused by migraine.
What are the side effects of Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) include:
Although rare, there are other more serious side effects associated with this drug. Consult your physician immediately if you notice pain in the jaw or throat, chest pain, severe abdominal pain, blurred vision, fainting or changes in hearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Do not use this drug with other migraine medications such as sumatriptan or zolmitriptan as this could result in serious side effects such as hallucinations or high fever.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.