Maxalt is a drug, available only on the doctor’s prescription. It is usually used to treat migraine. Maxalt includes such ingredients as Rizatriptan benzoate, a selective 5-hydroxytrytamine receptor agonist. This medicine received an approval of the Food and Drug Administrators. Rizatriptan benzoate looks like white to off white crystalline solid and can be solved in water.
Each pill of Maxalt includes the following inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate, pregelatinized starch, ferric oxide that’s red, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose. Each lyophilized oral pill contains some other inactive ingredients like aspartame, gelatin, peppermint flavor, mannitol and glycine.

Indications for use

Maxalt is usually used for the treatment of migraine. It relieves the headache that has already started without preventing it fully or reducing the number of attacks. It is prescribed for the treatment of migraine headache in adults and children from 6 to 17 years, as well as for fighting basilar migraine.
Maxalt allows you to ease the symptoms of migraine, such as sickness, vomiting and photosensitivity. The drug affects certain brain chemicals called serotonin that narrows the blood vessels, and therefore relieves the pain.


Put the pill of Maxalt under the tongue and let it dissolve in your mouth.
The average recommended dose of Maxalt is 5 mg. However, if the desired effect isn’t achieved, the dosage can be increased to 10 mg.
It is desirable to take Maxalt without eating. Take the pills solely with dry hands and open the package only if necessary.

Adverse Effects

Maxalt can lead to serious adverse effects, such as cardiac infarction or stroke. Moreover, this drug can cause the following allergic reactions: panting, fatigue, troubles speaking and pain in the chest. Other serious adverse effects are: skin allergy, increased blood pressure, Raynaud’s phenomenon, brain haemorrhage, stroke or coronary artery disease.

Other contraindications

Using Maxalt together with MAO inhibitors can lead to the life-threatening situations. Don’t mix Maxalt with matulane, certain ergotamines, nardil or drugs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Avoid drinking alcohol and/or grapefruit juice during the treatment with Maxalt to prevent drug interactions. Taking Maxalt more than ten days in a month can cause the aggravation of disease.