Maxalt RPD

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Maxalt Information

Maxalt is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Migraine.

The correct dosage of Maxalt depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Maxalt include Weakness. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Maxalt can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Maxalt are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Maxalt is Moderate for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Maxalt related warnings talks about Maxalt's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Maxalt is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Heart Disease, Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Maxalt are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Maxalt may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Maxalt, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Maxalt Benefits & Uses

Maxalt is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Maxalt Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Migraine
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Migraine
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Migraine
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Adolescents weighing 40 kg or more
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Migraine
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Children 6 years and older weighing 40 kg or more


Maxalt Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Maxalt is used -

Severe

Moderate

Mild

Common

  • Weakness

Maxalt Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Maxalt safe for pregnant women?


    Maxalt RPD may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Maxalt RPD again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Maxalt safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Maxalt RPD for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Maxalt on the Kidneys?


    Maxalt RPD rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Maxalt on the Liver?


    Side effects of Maxalt RPD rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Maxalt on the Heart?


    Maxalt RPD is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Maxalt with Other Drugs

Maxalt should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Maxalt Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Maxalt unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Maxalt

  • Is this Maxalt habit forming or addictive?


    Maxalt is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Maxalt can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Maxalt is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Maxalt cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Maxalt Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Maxalt


    You can take Maxalt with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Maxalt


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Maxalt and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 179

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1112-1113



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