What is Maxalt-MLT?
Maxalt is a medication prescribed to alleviate migraine headaches. It is not used to prevent a migraine from occurring, but it can relieve the painful and intense headache at the first sign of one starting. Maxalt may also be used for the treatment of milder migraine episodes that do not respond to over-the-counter analgesics like Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (acetaminophen).
You can buy Maxalt-MLT online at My Drug Center. We have the Maxalt-MLT generic alternative, called Rizatriptan, available for purchase as well.
How does Maxalt-MLT work?
Maxalt is an oral tablet containing the active ingredient Rizatriptan, which belongs to the group of medicines called Triptans. The Rizatriptan dosage in the drug works by increasing the sensitivity to serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that is involved in regulating mood and pain. It also induces blood vessels to contract, which relieves pressure in the brain that causes migraines
Before taking Maxalt-MLT or the generic Rizatriptan, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, at the first sign of a migraine. It may be taken with or without a meal, but may work faster when it is taken on an empty stomach. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, response to treatment, and other drugs you may be taking. For children, the dosage is also based on weight. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking. This will help your doctor determine if Maxalt-MLT is the right migraine medication for you.
Maxalt-MLT or the Rizatriptan generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking this medication.
Maxalt-MLT may make you dizzy or cause drowsiness so do not drive or attempt any actions that require you to be alert until you know how your body reacts to it. This is not a preventive drug and is taken only to stop the pain as the headache starts. Maxalt-MLT is not prescribed for other migraines, including hemiplegic (only one side of head affected), basilar (bottom of head only), ophthalmoplegic (affects eye only), or for cluster headaches. Keep Maxalt and other meds out of children’s reach and never share them with anyone else.
Some Maxalt-MLT side effects include:
Fatigue, nausea, dizziness, pain or tightness in chest/neck/jaw, flushing, mild tingling of hands/fingers, hot flashes, and dry mouth.
If any side effects of Rizatriptan become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Maxalt-MLT ?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Maxalt-MLT dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: This medication can start taking effect within two hours.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.