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Maxalt is available as a tablet or a melt containing rizatriptan to treat migraines.

What is Maxalt and how does it work?

It is a migraine headache treatment whose active ingredient rizatriptan benzoate forms part of the selective serotonin 5-HT receptor agonist or triptan class of medication. Rizatriptan is used to treat the headache phase of the migraine and works by narrowing the temporarily widened blood vessels surrounding the brain that is thought to cause migraines.

When and how should I take it?

The recommended dose of Maxalt is 10mg with water, to be taken as soon as you feel the onset of a migraine. It is best to take the medication on an empty stomach to ensure fast absorption.

You can take another tablet if the migraine returns, as long as it is at least 2 hours after the first. If the first pill has no effect on your headache, do not take another one for the same attack. Do not take more than 2 tablets within 24 hours and you should not take a tablet to prevent a migraine.

How long does it take to work?

Maxalt has the fastest onset of action of all the triptan tablets. The pills start working about 30 minutes after ingestion.

How long does it last?

The drug lasts about 2-3 hours after taking it.

What is the difference between Maxalt and Rizatriptan?

They are medically equivalent as both contain the active ingredient rizatriptan benzoate and work to contract the blood vessels in the head in the same way.

Is Maxalt available in any other form?

Rizatriptan is sold as orodispersible tablets that disperse on the tongue and wafers that dissolve in the mouth.

What are the side effects of Maxalt?

Common side effects of Maxalt that may affect up to 1 in 10 users include:

  • Tingling
  • Decreased mental alertness
  • Flushing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased sensitivity of the skin
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Indigestion

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Maxalt Reviews

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"Fast acting medication with little side effects "

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"I find this product acts very quickly on the onset of a migraine "

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"Very quick efficient delivery. Highly recommend"

"The service was excellent"

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"This is the only thing I have tried that can stop a migraine early. It's a shame it's so expensive."

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"The service was excellent. Everything arrived promptly."

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"Quick efficient action for migraine"

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"First class service with no hassle. Easy to process website"

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"5 stars these always help"

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"The best only place I can rely on . Fast delivery also"

"Fast Safe Delivery of Migraine…"

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"Almost Instant relief from Severe Headaches....."

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"Fast Safe Delivery of Migraine Medication at a Great Price. Highly Recommended"

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"Quick and efficient"

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"Work quickly with no side effects"

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"Very efficient rapid delivery. Would use again without hesitation."


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"Live saving medication helps so much when a migraine hits "

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"Fast & quick service & delivery. Specially when you going away and need medication to take with you ."

"This medication helps so much & always…"

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"This medication has saved me on multiple occasions . Works super fast "

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"This medication helps so much & always a super fast delivery"

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"Fast and reliable"

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"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Always helps when I have a migraine attack"

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"Always fast delivery & reliable"

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