Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate)
What is Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) used for?
Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat migraine headaches. It operates by narrowing blood vessels around the brain to reduce symptoms such as pain, sensitivity to light, or nausea. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate)?
Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One wafer is usually administered at the first sign of a migraine. Your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication simply place the wafer on your tongue, allow it to completely dissolve, and swallow. It is recommended to drink a small glass of water after using the medicine to ensure the entire dose is consumed. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate)?
Side effects associated with the use of Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sudden severe headaches, intense stomach pain, fever, flu symptoms, chest pain, blue colour of the fingers or toes, blood appearing in the diarrhoea, or jaw tightness. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) if the patient is a child, elderly, or has severe cardiac conditions, certain types of migraines (basilar or hemiplegic), recent heart attack, hypertension, or severely reduced liver or kidney function. Also disclose if you are over forty years of age, post-menopausal, or are at risk of coronary heart disease, have controlled hypertension, or moderately reduced liver or kidney failure. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan Benzoate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.