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Tell your doctor if you also use:. Take Maxalt exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Side effects in more detail. As with other medicines in the same class as MAXALT, heart attack, angina and stroke have been reported very rarely, and generally occurred in people with risk factors for heart or blood vessel disease including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart or blood vessel disease e.
In two additional similar studies, efficacy was unaffected by relationship to menses.
These are not all the possible side effects of Maxalt. Online doctor Need health advice right now? If you have a higher risk for heart problems see Precautionsyour doctor may perform a heart exam before you start taking rizatriptan. If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Talk to your doctor for details. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information - verify here. Do not take Maxalt within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Read all information given to you. Vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, tongue edema, abdominal distention, thirst Frequency not reported: The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, response to treatment, and other drugs you may be taking. Talk to your doctor before using this form of rizatriptan if you have phenylketonuria PKU.
Dosing in pediatric patients is based on the patient's body weight. During a migraine attack, blood vessels in the brain dilate, or widen, resulting in a throbbing pain. Orally disintegrating tablets are packaged in a blister within an outer aluminum pouch and patients should not remove the blister from the outer pouch until just prior to dosing. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using Maxalt.
Rizatriptan is most effective if taken at the first sign of a migraine headache. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. After taking a tablet for adults: