Generic Name - Rizatriptan
Category - Antimigraine
Generic for Maxalt* is indicated to relieve a migraine attack that starts with or without aura (a peculiar feeling or visual disturbance that warns you of an attack). Rizatriptan works by causing vazoconstriction (narrowing) of arteries and veins that supply blood to your head.
Generic for Maxalt* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Maxalt* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Maxalt* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Bowel disease or colitis
Family history of heart disease
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Headaches that are different from your usual migraine
Heart or blood vessel disease, angina (chest pain), or previous heart attack
High blood pressure
History of stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or "mini-strokes"), or intracranial bleeding
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Maxalt*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Maxalt* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMaxalt*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Maxalt* for migraine attack is one 5- or 10-milligram tablet. Doses should be spaced at least 2 hours apart. One should not take no more than 30 milligrams a day.
Generic for Maxalt* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Maxalt* side Effects include chest, neck, or throat pain or tightness, dizziness or faintness, fast or irregular heart beat, palpitations, feeling of chest heaviness or pressure, severe stomach pain and cramping and bloody diarrhea.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Maxalt*.
Generic for Maxalt* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Maxalt* may harm the growing fetus. Hence, use Generic for Maxalt* only after talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Maxalt* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Maxalt* passes into human breast milk. Do consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Maxalt* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Maxalt* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Maxalt* and Geriatric
Generic for Maxalt* has been tested in elderly patients and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Maxalt* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.