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Maxalt Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- What are the possible side effects of rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- How should I use rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Maxalt)?
- What happens if I overdose (Maxalt)?
- What should I avoid while using rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- What other drugs will affect rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Maxalt)?
Since rizatriptan is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using rizatriptan.
After taking a rizatriptan tablet, you must wait two (2) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than 30 mg of rizatriptan in 24 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Maxalt)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose could cause high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, or seizure).
What should I avoid while using rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
Do not take rizatriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Rizatriptan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect rizatriptan (Maxalt)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran); or
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone (Desyrel, Oleptro), venlafaxine (Effexor), or vilazodone (Viibryd).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with rizatriptan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rizatriptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Maxalt Information
- Maxalt Drug Interactions Center: rizatriptan oral
- Maxalt Side Effects Center
- Maxalt Overview including Precautions
- Maxalt FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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