Delivery Time: ~7 days
Delivery Time: ~7 days
What is Maxalt?
Maxalt is a 5-HTa receptor agonist that belongs to the triptan group of drugs. This oral drug was developed by Merck & Co. as a treatment drug for migraine headaches. It effectively relieves headaches and other migraine symptoms by affecting the levels of serotonin, which in turn narrows the blood vessels around the brain and affects some of the nerves in the brain. It also reduces some substances in the body that can cause nausea, headache pain, sensitivity to sounds and bright light, and other migraine symptoms.
What are the indications for using Maxalt?
Maxalt is usually given to individuals who are suffering from migraine headaches, especially if these are accompanied by pain and other migraine symptoms, such as vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and nausea. Maxalt eases these symptoms and treats the pain. However, this drug can only treat migraine headache and is ineffective for treating common tension headaches and other types of headaches. Also, it can only treat a migraine that’s in progress and is powerless in preventing the future migraines from occurring.
What is the dosage for Maxalt?
Maxalt is available in 5 and 10mg tablets and orally disintegrating tablets. Individuals suffering from acute migraines should start out with the recommended dose of 5mg or 10mg. The 10mg dosage is stronger and can be more effective. However, it has a higher possibility of side effects. If the first dose is ineffective, the individual should take a second dosage of Maxalt 2 hours after the first one. The maximum daily dosage for an adult is 30mg.
What are the contraindications for using Maxalt?
Maxalt is contraindicated for use by people who have previously had coronary artery disease, heart disease, blood circulation problems, uncontrolled hypertension, angina, or ischemic bowel disease. Maxalt should not be taken if the person has had a stroke or heart attack in the past or has problems with blood reaching the heart.
What are the adverse effects of Maxalt?
Maxalt may cause an allergic reaction. Some common signs of such a reaction include breathing difficulties, hives, and the swelling of the face, tongue, lips, or throat. There is also a possibility that Maxalt will cause serious adverse effects such as chest pain, confusion, pain in the neck, throat, or jaw, and an abrupt weakness on one side of the body. Maxalt has also been known to cause nausea, sweating, and pain that spreads to the arm or shoulder.