Maxalt tablets are the branded version of a medication called Rizatriptan which is used to prevent migraines, they work by reducing pressure on the brain which is a common cause of migraines. Simply fill out a short questionnaire to order your Maxalt tablets online.
You can also buy quicker acting Maxalt Melt.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Maxalt tablets?
Maxalt tablets contain the medication Rizatriptan and are used to reduce the pain caused by a migraine. They are intended to be taken when the headache begins rather than as a preventative. They will not decrease the frequency at which you get migraines.
Maxalt tablets are a class of medicine called selective serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists. If you buy Maxalt tablets they work by reducing the pressure on the brain caused by blood vessels swelling, this is a common cause of migraine headaches.
Maxalt tablets should be taken when a migraine begins, another dose can be taken 2 hours later if the pain has not subsided. It should be noted that if the first dose is ineffective it is unlikely that a second dose will help. Maxalt tablets should only be used for diagnosed migraines rather than general or tension headaches. If the pain you experience during a migraine changes from what you have experienced before or if you have never experienced a migraine before contact your doctor for a check-up.
You can buy Maxalt tablets online or at your local pharmacy. If you choose to buy Maxalt tablets online from e-Surgery, a trusted online pharmacy, we will require a quick, 2-minute questionnaire to ensure you are receiving the right medication. When you buy Maxalt tablets online or any other medication always buy from a trusted, reputable source.
How to take Maxalt tablets?
You can buy Maxalt tablets to treat migraine attacks. Take a Maxalt tablet as soon as possible after your migraine headache has started. Do not use it to prevent an attack. Whenever you buy Maxalt tablets always take the medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is 10 mg. If you are currently taking propranolol or have kidney or liver problems you should use the 5- mg dose of Maxalt tablets. You should leave at least 2 hours between taking propranolol and Maxalt tablets up to a maximum of 2 doses in a 24-hour period.
Maxalt tablets should be taken by mouth and swallowed whole with liquid.
Maxalt tablets are also available as a 10-mg oral lyophilisate that dissolves in the mouth. The oral lyophilisate can be used in situations in which liquids are not available, or to avoid nausea and vomiting that may accompany the ingestion of tablets with liquids.
What if I still have a migraine after taking Maxalt tablets?
If you do not respond to the first dose of Maxalt tablets during an attack, you should not take a second dose of Maxalt tablets for treatment of the same attack. It is still likely, however, that you will respond to MAXALT during the next attack. Do not take more than 2 doses of Maxalt tablets in a 24-hour period
In some patients, migraine symptoms can return within a 24-hour period. If your migraine does return you can take an additional dose of Maxalt tablets. You should always wait at least 2 hours between doses.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on 1 side of the head.
Many people also have migraine symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick and increased sensitivity to light or sound.
Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood.
There are several types of migraine, including:
migraine with aura where there are specific warning signs just before the migraine begins, such as seeing flashing lights
migraine without aura is the most common type, where the migraine happens without the specific warning signs
migraine aura without headache, also known as silent migraine where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache does not develop
Some people have migraines frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally. It’s possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.
What are the symptoms of a migraine?
The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on 1 side of the head.
The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities.
In some cases, the pain can occur on both sides of your head and may affect your face or neck.
Other symptoms commonly associated with a migraine include:
increased sensitivity to light and sound, which is why many people with a migraine want to rest in a quiet, dark room
Some people also occasionally experience other symptoms, including:
feeling very hot or very cold
tummy (abdominal) pain
Not everyone with a migraine experiences these additional symptoms and some people may experience them without having a headache. The symptoms of a migraine usually last between 4 hours and 3 days, although you may feel very tired for up to a week afterwards.
You can access more information regarding migraines symptoms, causes, treatments and preventions on the NHS website. Alternatively, use our free Ask-A-Pharmacist service to support any underlying questions you might have.
What causes a migraine?
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they’re thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain. Around half of all people who experience migraines also have a close relative with the condition, suggesting that genes may play a role.
Some people find migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers, which can include:
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine. In adult studies, the most common side effects reported were dizziness, sleepiness and tiredness.
The 5-mg tablet contains 30.25 mg of lactose monohydrate and the 10-mg tablet contains 60.50 mg of lactose monohydrate. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Interaction between Maxalt tablets and other drugs?
Do not take Maxalt tablets if:
you are already taking a 5-HT1B/1D agonist (sometimes referred to as triptans), such as sumatriptan, naratriptan or zolmitriptan
if you are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as moclobemide, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, linezolid, or pargyline
if it has been less than two weeks since you stopped taking an MAO inhibitor.
if you use ergotamine-type medications such as ergotamine or dihydro-ergotamine to treat your migraine
if you use methysergide to prevent a migraine attack
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maxalt tablets if:
if you are taking propranolol
if you are taking SSRIs such as sertraline, escitalopram oxalate, and fluoxetine or SNRIs such as venlafaxine, and duloxetine for depression.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription
Is there any reason I would not be able to take Maxalt tablets?
Do not take Maxalt tablets if:
you are allergic to rizatriptan benzoate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
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 in 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 dihydroergotamine to treat your migraine or methysergide to prevent a migraine attack
you are taking any other drugs in the same class, such as sumatriptan, naratriptan, or zolmitriptan to treat your migraine
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maxalt tablets.
Why should I buy Maxalt tablets?
Migraines can be a debilitating condition that affects many areas of life. Although a singular cure has not yet been found as migraines can present very differently in each person managing symptoms is key. If you buy Maxalt tablets you will be preventing the migraine from progressing any further than the initial headache, giving you the ability to stop the migraine before it starts. This is a great option for someone who does not suffer from migraines all the time and does not want to take constant medication.
What is the difference between Maxalt tablets and Rizatriptan?
Maxalt tablets work in the exact same way as Rizatriptan tablets, by reducing the pressure in the blood vessels of the brain and reducing the head pain that migraines can cause. The main difference is in price, Rizatriptan will be cheaper than if you buy Maxalt tablets online as they are non-branded.
This is similar to how you might find paracetamol in a pharmacy, the generic version is far cheaper than a branded version.
How do I store Maxalt tablets?
You can buy Maxalt tablets online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you are buying Maxalt or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered. This will ensure that when you buy Maxalt tablets online they are genuine.
Where can I get more information about Maxalt tablets online?
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery from (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). When you buy Maxalt tablets online they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice.
Whenever you buy Maxalt tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Maxalt tablets are unfinished dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.