Maxalt MLT (Rizatriptan)

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Maxalt-MLT is a prescription medication used to treat migraine headaches. It is a brand name for rizatriptan benzoate and is available in orally disintegrating tablet form. It is a prescription medicine that belongs to a class of medicines called Triptans. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the brain to reduce the intensity of migraine headaches.

Rizatriptan is not meant to prevent migraines, but only to treat them after they have started. It helps to relieve migraine symptoms including headache, pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Uses and Dosage

Rewritten answer: To take Maxalt, follow your doctor's instructions carefully. They will provide guidance on the appropriate dosage and when to take it. If you are taking Maxalt-MLT orally disintegrating tablets, make sure to leave them in the package until you are ready to take them. When you are ready, peel open the blister pack with dry hands and place the tablet on your tongue. It will dissolve and be swallowed with your saliva - there is no need to take it with liquid.

If you take too much Maxalt or experience any severe symptoms, immediately contact your doctor, or seek medical attention at the nearest hospital emergency room. Remember, always follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding your medication, and never hesitate to ask questions or bring up concerns.

If your migraine symptoms persist after the initial dose of Maxalt, it may be possible to take a second dose no sooner than 2 hours after the first. However, for adults, do not exceed more than three 10-mg tablets in a 24-hour period (a total of no more than 30 mg of Maxalt during that time). If you are a child between the ages of 6 and 17, talk to your doctor to see if it is safe and effective to take more than one dose of Maxalt in a 24-hour period.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Maxalt MLT (Rizatriptan):

  • Burning or prickling sensation, typically in your arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Tightness in your jaw, neck, throat, or chest
  • Weakness

Serious Side Effects of Maxalt MLT (Rizatriptan):

Form and Strength

Maxalt MLT (Rizatriptan) is available in the following forms and strengths:

Maxalt MLT: Orally Disintegrating Tablet

  • 10 mg

Rizatriptan: Orally Disintegrating Tablet

  • 5 mg


  • Do not take Maxalt-MLT while pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects on a developing fetus or infant are not known. You should speak with your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking this medication.
  • Maxalt-MLT has the potential to increase blood pressure and cause an irregular heart rate, which could be dangerous for individuals with heart disease or at risk for heart disease. Individuals with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) may also need to exercise caution when taking Maxalt-MLT.
  • Taking rizatriptan (Maxalt) with certain medications like antidepressants can raise the levels of serotonin in your body to dangerous levels. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience these symptoms when taking Maxalt-MLT.
  • Using rizatriptan (Maxalt) to treat migraines for more than 10 days per month can cause worsening or more frequent headaches. Discuss other treatment options with your healthcare provider if you are not experiencing relief from rizatriptan (Maxalt). There may be other medications or therapies that can be more effective for your individual needs.
  • Maxalt can cause extreme narrowing of the blood vessels, which can lead to serious health problems such as damage to the spleen, serious stomach problems, and eye problems.
  • Maxalt can also cause changes in the color and sensation of your hands and feet. If you experience these symptoms after taking Maxalt-MLT, do not take any more medication, as it can worsen these side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does Maxalt-MLT compare to other migraine medications?

Maxalt-MLT is a triptan medication, which constricts blood vessels in the brain to relieve migraine symptoms. Other triptans include sumatriptan (Imitrex) and zolmitriptan (Zomig).

Can I take Maxalt-MLT if I have high blood pressure?

Maxalt-MLT should not be taken if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure. You should tell your healthcare provider if you have high blood pressure or any other medical conditions before taking this medication.

Can I take more than one dose of Maxalt-MLT in a day?

You should not take more than the recommended dose of Maxalt-MLT in a 24-hour period. If your symptoms do not improve after the first dose, do not take a second dose for the same attack.

How long does it take for Maxalt-MLT to start working?

Maxalt-MLT can start to work for a migraine headache within 30 minutes for some patients. By 2 hours, there may be significant relief of migraine symptoms in most patients.


It's important to purchase Maxalt MLT from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:



Orally Disintegrating Tablet


5mg, 10mg

Quantities Available:

6, 24, 48