Maxalt Melt (Rizatriptan) 10mg Wafers | Migraine Treatment
Maxalt Melt 10mg Wafers for the relief of migraine attack symptoms.
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Maxalt Melt 10mg wafers can be used in situations in which liquids are not available, or to avoid the nausea and vomiting that may accompany the ingestion of tablets with liquids. Maxalt contains the active ingredient Rizatriptan which gives relief from migraine headache by reducing the swelling of blood vessels in the brain which is thought to be a key cause of migraine.
For full details on Maxalt Melt 10mg please click on the patient leaflet below:
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How to take Maxalt Melt:
For adults (18-65 years and over). Always take Maxalt Melt exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- The usual dose is 10 mg Imigran. Some patients may need to take a dose of 100 mg Imigran.
- Maxalt Melt should be taken as soon as you feel your attack starting
- Open the MAXALT MELT oral lyophilisate blister pack with dry hands.
- The oral lyophilisate should be placed on your tongue, where it dissolves and can be swallowed with the saliva.
- If, after the first dose, your symptoms are reduced, but then return, you may take a second dose within 24 hours, provided you wait at least 2 hours between doses.
- If symptoms are not reduced after the first dose, you must not take a second dose for the same attack. In the event of a subsequent attack, Maxalt Melt can be taken again.
- You must not take more than two Maxalt Melt 10 mg in any 24-hour period.
- Imigran is not recommended for people younger than 18 or over 65 years old.
Who should take Maxalt Melt?
Do not take you Maxalt Melt if:
- you are allergic (hypersensitive) to rizatriptan benzoate or any of the other ingredients of Maxalt Melt:
- you have moderately severe or severe high blood pressure or mild high blood pressure that is not controlled by medication
- you have or have ever had heart problems including heart attack or pain on the chest (angina) or you have experienced heart disease related signs
- you have severe liver or severe kidney problems
- you have had a stroke (cerebrovascular accident CVA) or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack TIA)
- you have blockage problems with your arteries (peripheral vascular disease)
- you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as moclobemide, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, or pargyline (drugs against depression), or linezolid (an antibiotic), or if it has been less than two weeks since you stopped taking MAO inhibitors
- you are now taking ergotamine-type medications, such as ergotamine or dihydro-ergotamine to treat your migraine or methysergide to prevent a migraine attack
- you are taking any other drug in the same class, such as sumatriptan, naratriptan or zolmitriptan to treat your migraine (see Taking with other medicines below).
You should consult your doctor first if:
- you have any of the following risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, diabetes, you smoke or you are using nicotine substitution, your family has a history of heart disease, you are a man over 40 years of age, or you are a post-menopausal woman
- you have kidney or liver problems
- you have a particular problem with the way your heart beats (bundle branch block)
- you have or have had any allergies
- your headache is associated with dizziness, difficulty in walking, lack of co-ordination or weakness in the leg and arm
- you use herbal preparation containing St. John's wort
- you have had allergic reaction like swelling of face, lips, tongue and/or throat which may cause difficulty breathing and/or swallowing (angioedema)
- you are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as sertraline, escitalopram oxalate, and fluoxetine or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as venlafaxine and duloxetine for depression
- you have had short lived symptoms including chest pain and tightness.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
It is not known whether Maxalt Melt is harmful to an unborn baby when taken by a pregnant woman. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.
Possible side effects of Maxalt Melt:
Like all medicines Imigran may produce side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include.
- tingling (paraesthesia), headache, decreased sensitivity of skin (hypoaesthesia), decreased mental sharpness, tremor,
- fast or irregular heart beat (palpitation), very fast heartbeat (tachycardia),
- flushing (redness of the face lasting a short time), hot flushes, sweating,
- throat discomfort, difficulty breathing (dyspnoea),
- feeling sick (nausea), dry mouth, vomiting, diarrhoea,
- feeling of heaviness in parts of the body,
- pain in abdomen or chest,
If you suffer any of the serious side effects listed below you should stop taking Imigran immediately and contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Allergic/hypersensitivity reactions, varying from skin reactions to rare cases of anaphylaxis (sharp fall in blood pressure, pallor, agitation, weak and rapid pulse, clammy skin, impaired consciousness).
- Impaired vision, e.g. double vision, flickering and sometimes loss of vision with permanent impairment. Visual disturbances can also occur as a result of the migraine attack itself.
- Slow heart beat, fast heart beat, irregular heart beat, palpitations
- Reduced blood flow to the arms and legs and consequent pallor or blur tinge to the fingers and toes.
- Angina (pain in the chest, often brought on by exercise), heart attack or spasm of the blood vessels of the heart, transient ischaemic ECG changes.
- Spasm of the blood vessels of the gut, which can cause damage to your gut. You may notice stomach pain or bloody diarrhoea.
- Fall in blood pressure
- Stiff neck
- Joint pain
- Increased perspiration
Maxalt Melt 10mg Ingredients:
Active Ingredients: Rizatriptan
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, mannitol (E421), glycine, aspartame (E951) and peppermint flavour (composed of peppermint oil, maltodextrin and dextrin).
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