Maxalt-MLT (Rizatriptan)

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Maxalt-MLT (Rizatriptan) Medication Information

Uses

Maxalt-MLT is a serotonin receptor antagonist that is used to treat migraines with or without aura. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several different strengths:

  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Maxalt-MLT include:

  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • Pain
  • Dizziness 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Maxalt-MLT.

Precautions

There is a risk of heart issues, including ischemia and arrhythmias while taking Maxalt-MLT, and if this occurs you should seek medical attention. 

There is a risk of cerebral hemorrhage with Maxalt-MLT use. 

In patients who over use Maxalt-MLT, there is a risk of overdose headache. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Maxalt-MLT include:

  • Propranolol
  • Triptans
  • SSRIs
  • SNRIs
  • MAOIs

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Maxalt-MLT. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-86 ºF).

Pharmacist Tips

  • Overusing Maxalt-MLT can lead to an overuse headache. 
  • If the migraine does not resolve, after two hours, another dose of Maxalt-MLT can be taken.
  • You should not take more than 30 mg in a 24 hour period. 

Rizatriptan FAQs

How long does it take for Maxalt-MLT to work?

You should see benefit with Maxalt-MLT in 2 hours, if not you can take another dose. 

 

What should you not take with Maxalt-MLT?

Avoid other medications that increase serotonin, like SSRIs, SNRIs, and MAOIs.

 

How much Maxalt-MLT can you take a day?

Do not take more than 30 mg of Maxalt-MLT in a 24 hour period. 

 

Does Maxalt-MLT make you sleepy?

One of the side effects of Maxalt-MLT is somnolence and drowsiness.

 

How many days in a row can you take Maxalt-MLT?

Do not use Maxalt-MLT more than 10 days in a 30 day period. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Maxalt-MLT {package insert}. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020864s011s016s017s018s019,020865s012s016s018s020s021lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

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.

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