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Maxalt Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Maxalt® helps to treat a migraine attack that starts with or without aura. MAXALT® is a powerful prescription medicine that offers proven relief from migraine pain.

Maxalt Dosage

  • The usual starting dose of Maxalt and Maxalt-MLT is one 5- or 10-milligram tablet. You should be taken this doses at least 2 hours apart.

Uses of Maxalt

  • Maxalt is used for the treatment of most types of migraine attacks in adults.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Maxalt

Before taken Maxalt medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Maxalt. Side effects may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Tingling skin
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Maxalt:

  • After taken Maxalt, you may feel drowsiness and dizziness. So you should not participate in any activities that require full alertness such as car drive and operating machinery..
  • If you have liver disease or need kidney dialysis, then you should be used maxalt with extra caution.
  • If you have a condition known as phenylketonuria, then you should tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Maxalt with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Maxalt with the following:

  • Fluoxetine
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Propranolol (Inderal)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)

After taken Maxalt if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Maxalt overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Heart and blood vessel problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Vomiting

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