A new drug for migraine: Maxalt

Maxalt is used to treat migraine which has already started.

Structure and Composition

Tablets (5 mg, 10 mg).

Pharmachologic effect of Maxalt:

Anti-migraine drug. Selective agonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine 1D receptor. Start effect — 30 minutes after administration.

Maxalt is used to treat migraine headaches. Maxalt will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.

Maxalt is used to treat migraine headaches. Maxalt will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.

Application

When taken into tablets, a single dose of 10 mg. If the headache resumes after relief of the initial attack, Maxalt may be taken again. The daily dose: of 30 mg, the interval between doses of at least 2 hours. The daily dose: not exceeding 15 mg.

Side effect of Maxalt

From the central and peripheral nervous system: dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, headache, decrease in mental activity, insomnia, hyperesthesia, tremor, ataxia, anxiety, disorientation, blurred vision; rarely — fainting.

Cardio-vascular system: chest pain, palpitation; seldom — hypertension.

From the digestive system: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea, dyspepsia.

From the musculoskeletal system: pain in the neck, muscle stiffness, feeling of heaviness and stiffness in the muscles, muscle weakness.

Dermatological reactions: skin erythema, pruritus, increased sweating.

Maxalt and Maxalt XLT are brand names for the generic drug rizatriptan, used to relieve pain caused by migraine attacks.

Maxalt and Maxalt XLT are brand names for the generic drug rizatriptan, used to relieve pain caused by migraine attacks.

Miscellaneous: thirst, hot flashes.

Dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, chest pain, abdominal pain, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea, dyspepsia, thirst, pain in the neck, muscle stiffness, feeling of heaviness and stiffness in the muscles, muscle weakness , headache, decrease in mental activity, insomnia, hyperesthesia, tremor, ataxia, anxiety, disorientation, skin erythema, pruritus, increased sweating, blurred vision, hot flushes; rarely — fainting, hypertension.

Contraindications of Maxalt

Hypersensitivity simultaneously with MAO inhibitors; hypertension, coronary insufficiency, myocardial infarction, documented asymptomatic ischemia, Prinzmetal angina. The basilar and hemiplegic migraine. Age up to 18 years. Caution: Pregnancy, lactation.

Contraindications

— Decompensated hypertension;

— Established ischemic heart disease, incl angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, documented coronary artery disease, asymptomatic;..

— Suspicion of coronary artery disease;

— Prinzmetal angina;

— Simultaneous treatment or period of less than 2 weeks after the end of treatment MAO inhibitors;

— Hypersensitivity.

Do not use in patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraine with atypical migraine headaches. Pregnancy, lactation, children’s age.