Generic Maxalt 5Mg & 10Mg
Active ingredient: Rizatriptan
Product Code: PR990581
Product Code: PR990581
Generic Maxalt (Rizatriptan)
used for the treatment of acute migraine in adults and patients aged 6- 17 years . A doctor may recommend a starting dose of 5Mg & 10Mg. Each tablet typically contains lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate as the inactive ingredients.
Maxalt should be used when needed, that is, when you notic e symptoms of migraine. There are therefore no rules on daily dosage. Once prescribed however, dosage should be strictly followed because overdose may make the headaches severe.
Where the headache returns, one may redoes but the dosage should not exceed 30mg in adults taken in 24 hours. Most importantly, the redose should not be taken before the lapse of two hours from the first dose. The effectiveness of the second dose is however minimal
As a migraine treatment, the drug works by narrowing the brain’s blood vessels. Patients weighing less that 40kg should take the 5MG dose and patients weighing 40kg or more should take the 10mg dose. The dosage relieves of severe migraine symptoms within 24 hours in adults. Although an adult patient should take the 10mg dose, the dosage should be reduced to the 5mg dose where the patient is on Propranolol medication.
Notably the drug is only effective where the headache has already begun. It cannot therefore be used to prevent a migraine attach or a headache.
The most common side effects are,
Certain side effects are more serious and require immediate medical attention. That is,
• Difficulty in breathing
• Pressure, tightness in the jaw, neck or throat
• Increased heartbeat
Precaution should be taken when giving a redoes. Also, the drug should only be taken where a doctor confirms that the patient suffers a migraine attack. This should not be confused with say the common tension headaches or a headache that causes impaired movement on one side.
A patient must inform the doctor where they are using certain antidepressants . Also, the drug should not be taken within 24 hours of using another migraine treatment. More so, one should not take maxalt where they have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the last 14 days.