Maxalt RPD and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Maxalt RPD 5mg and/or Equivalents||Maxalt RPD, Mylan-Rizatriptan ODT, Rizatriptan ODT|
|Maxalt RPD 10mg and/or Equivalents||Apo-Rizatriptan ODT, Maxalt Melt RPD, Maxalt RPD, Mylan-Rizatriptan ODT, Rizatriptan ODT|
Maxalt RPD Drug Description
Maxalt RPD is the brand name for the generic drug Rizatriptan prescribed for treating migraine headaches that may occur without or with aura. Maxalt or Rizatriptan is a triptan class of drug also known as 5 hydroxytryptamine agonist. The function of Rizatriptan or Maxalt RPD is to offer relief from migraine pain and constrict the dilated blood vessels that cause migraine headaches. Maxalt RPD is a quick acting drug and can start reducing your migraine headache from half an hour onwards. It takes two hours for the medicine to take full effect and offer complete relief. Maxalt is not a headache preventing medication nor should it be used to treat other kinds of headaches. The active ingredient in Maxalt RPD is Rizatriptan benzoate.
Conditions Treated by Maxalt RPD
Rizatriptan or Maxalt is generally prescribed for treating adult migraines and migraine headaches that may or may not be accompanied by aura - dark spots, wavy lines, flashing lights. This drug can offer relief from all the symptoms of migraine attacks such as vomiting, nausea, photo sensitivity, sensitivity to sound, pain and headaches. Maxalt will not minimize the frequency of your migraine attack nor can it prevent future headaches from migraine or cluster headaches. But if you are treated promptly with Maxalt, you may not require treatment with other pain medications and will be able to return to your normal activities quickly.
Maxalt RPD Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
A typical dosage recommendation for adults is around 5 mg. Physicians may even prescribe a starting dose of 10 mg, but the daily dosage should never exceed 20 mg. If you feel that the pain from your headache is different from your usual migraine headaches, discontinue Maxalt and contact your health care provider. Maxalt has to be taken orally with plenty of water or other fluids, preferably after a meal. But you can take it without food as well. You have to consume one single dose of Maxalt immediately after the onset of migraine symptoms. Give a gap of at least 2 hours before taking a second dose.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you forget to take a dose, do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose. Skip the missed dose and return to your original, doctor prescribed dosing schedule or consult your health care provider.
If you suspect an overdose, contact your local emergency helpline or poison control helpline or rush the patient to the nearest ER.
Maxalt RPD Warnings
Do not take Maxalt if you have consumed methysergide or ergotamine or dihydroergotamine or any other ergotamine containing drug in the last 24 hours. Do not consume Maxalt if you had consumed any kind of MAO inhibitors within the previous fortnight. Do not use Maxalt in conjunction with other 5 hydroxytryptamine agonists such as Zolmitriptan, Sumatriptan, Naratiptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan or Almotriptan as this will cause a drug interaction. People suffering from heavily damaged liver function, uncontrollably high blood pressure, congenital heart disease, abnormal heart rhythms, heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, transient ischemic attack, strokes, heart attacks, blood vessel disease, Raynaud's syndrome and ischemic bowel disease should avoid Maxalt. You should abstain from Maxalt if you are allergic to any of the ingredients inside this drug including Rizatriptan or have not been clearly diagnosed with migraine. This medication is not meant for those having certain kinds of migraine disorders such as basilar migraine, ophthalmologic migraine and hemiplegic migraine. Angina chest pain sufferers including those who suffer from coronary vasospasm or Prinzmetal's angina should also avoid Maxalt. Tell your physician if you are lactose intolerant or are pregnant or are breast feeding or if you are trying to conceive.
Maxalt RPD Side Effects
Following are some commonly reported side effects of Maxalt. Most of these are not serious, but if any symptom becomes bothersome, severe or refuses to go away, you should contact your health care provider.
- Muscle weakness
- Unusual fatigue
- Changes in taste
- Shortness of breath
- Hot flashes
- Dry mouth
Seek medical intervention right away if you experience any of the following:
- Severe and sudden abdominal pain
- Tingling or feelings of tightness
- Sensation of heat, warmth or burning
- Feelings of tightness, pressure or pain in the arms, jaw, throat, neck and chest that refuse to diminish or go away
- Muscle pain
Discontinue the use of Maxalt and contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following severe symptoms:
- Sudden and severe headache different from migraine pain
- Loss of coordination
- Sudden dizziness
- Onset of sudden vision problems in both eyes and one eye
- Speech problems
- Sudden weakness or numbness or paralysis on one side of your body
- Allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing, hives, itching, rashes and swelling of the lips or tongue or face or throat
- Fast or irregular heart rhythm
- Faster or slower heart beat
- Heaviness/pressure/pain/tightness in the shoulder, neck, jaw or chest
- Shortness of breath
- Heart attack
Maxalt RPD Drug Interactions
Following are some of the common drug interactions with Maxalt:
- SSRI antidepressants
- SNRI antidepressants
- Other 5 hydroxytryptamine agonists
- MAO inhibitors
- Ergot or ergotamine containing drugs
Your physician will probably ask you to take any one of the drugs or change your medications or he may request you to discontinue the use of one of these drugs. Or he may not change your prescription if the drug interaction does not cause any health danger. Speak to your physician about management of drug interactions if you are concerned. This is not a complete list of all the drugs that can possibly interact with Maxalt. There might be other medications that can interact with Maxalt, with potentially deadly results. To avoid any serious health issues, it is best to present your health care provider or pharmacist with a complete list of all prescription and non prescription, over the counter drugs that you take. This includes herbal supplements, herbal pills, weight loss drugs, antacids, health supplements, multi minerals and multivitamin capsules or tablets. Stay away from street drugs, recreational drugs, cigarettes, nicotine intake, alcohol, ethanol and caffeine while taking Maxalt.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.