Mechanism of action of Maxalt 10 mg:
Rizatriptan, belonging to selective agonist of serotonin (type 5HT1D and 5HT1B agonist) depicts three mechanisms to help the person in treating migraine headache:
- Maxalt inhibits both vasodilatation and inflammation by stimulating presynaptic 5-HT1D receptor
- Maxalt inhibits the trigeminal nuclei cell excitability by means of 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonism in the central nervous system
- Maxalt causes vasoconstriction of meningeal, dural, cerebral, or pial vessels as it shows vascular 5-HT1B receptor agonist action.
Dosing scheme for Maxalt tablets 10 mg:
Maxalt tablets are easily available in the strength of 10 mg in the form of tablet dosage form. The person should make the intake of Maxalt tablets as soon as he observes the symptoms of migraine attack. The person should start the treatment with the initial dose of 5 mg or 10 mg consumed orally with plenty of water. If a migraine returns, the patient should consume the second dose at least 2 hours later the previous dose. The maximum dosing limit a person can reach for a day is 30 mg.
Maxalt can interact with some medicines including:
- Depression treating medications
- Psychiatric disorder treating medicine
- Opioid (narcotic) medication
- Drugs preventing nausea and vomiting
Contradictory conditions with Maxalt 10 mg medicine:
- A person should not take Maxalt medicine if allergic to the generic Rizatriptan.
- If the person is suffering from severe or uncontrolled high blood pressure
- If in the past or currently suffering from heart problems
- The person with a past of coronary artery disease, angina (chest pain), or strokes
- Any person with blood vessel disorder or circulation problems should not consume Maxalt tablets.
- Never make use of Maxalt medicine if used a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days.
- This medicine is not meant for a headache that is different from your usual migraine headaches
Preventive tips to follow with the intake of Maxalt 10 mg medicine:
- Consuming of alcohol during the medication period can lead to lesser the therapeutic effect of the drug.
- Maxalt medicine should not be prescribed to the children below the age of 6 years.
- Do not consume more than the prescribed dose as overdosing may make a headache more severe.
- Do not take Maxalt with any another headache treating medicine.
- Consumption of Maxalt can cause dizziness and sleepiness, so be careful while doing laborious tasks.
Side effects with Maxalt 10 mg medicines:
A person using Maxalt medicine can be attacked with some temporary ill effects such as feeling hot or cold, unpleasant taste, tiredness, numbness, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, runny or stuffy nose.