The generic (unbranded name for Maxalt wafers) tablets are prescribed to treat the headache stage which comes with migraines. A 5HT agonist, and containing rizatriptan, this medication helps reduce swelling in blood vessels, by working on the serotonin receptors in the brain.
It is still not known what brings on migraine, though it could be that an increase of activity in chemicals in the brain gives confused messages and many attacks occur for no reason, though some think they could be brought on by certain foods and drinks.
Around one third of people who experience migraines also experience an aura (neurological sensations) before the headache begins.
They may also experience vertigo, dizziness, pins and needles, as well as visual difficulties, such as seeing patterns, blind spots and tunnel vision. If the aura is not followed by a migraine headache, this condition is known as a silent migraine.
|Rizatriptan 10mg 12 tablets||26|
|Rizatriptan 10mg 24 tablets||40|
|Rizatriptan 10mg 3 tablets||18|
|Rizatriptan 10mg 6 tablets||22|
|Rizatriptan ORO 10mg 12 tablets||26|
|Rizatriptan ORO 10mg 24 tablets||40|
|Rizatriptan ORO 10mg 3 tablets||18|
|Rizatriptan ORO 10mg 6 tablets||22|
|Maxalt 10mg 12 Tablets||85|
|Maxalt 10mg 24 Tablets||150|
|Maxalt 10mg 3 Tablets||29|
|Maxalt 10mg 6 Tablets||46|
|Maxalt Melt 10mg Wafers 12 Tablets||85|
|Maxalt Melt 10mg Wafers 24 Tablets||150|
|Maxalt Melt 10mg Wafers 3 Tablets||29|
|Maxalt Melt 10mg Wafers 6 Tablets||46|
|Warnings||Rizatriptan may affect your ability to drive as does migraine. If you have dizziness or drowsiness do not drive or operate machinery.|
|Directions||Take ONE tablet at the onset of symptoms. The dose can be repeated after a minimum of 2 hours. No more than 2 doses per 24 hours.|
|Side Effects||The most common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, tiredness, headache, dry mouth, stomach pains, chest pains, throat discomfort, heaviness, pain or pressure in the throat, neck, limbs or chest, palpitations (irregular heart beat), fast racing heart beat, decreased sensitivity of skin, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, sweating, flushing (redness of the face which lasts a short time), hot flushes, shaking (tremor) usually of the hands, tingling in the fingers and toes, difficulty thinking, difficulty breathing.Please see the electronic information leaflet for more details.|