Average Rating: 4.3 (187 Ratings)

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 4  migraine It sort of numbs my tongue, leaves unpleasant taste, for about 20 minutes. Works great to get rid of migraine. Best if taken when I'm certain migraine is coming on, and not too far into it. Best not to take too often as that brings on frequency of migraines. F 57 17 years
10mg 1X D
 5  Migraines Tingly hands and face rarely. Very sleepy. Only thing that works for me! F 29 0 days
1X D
 3  migraines Initially very satisfied. Was an absolute god send to me. Nothing had ever made any impact in my migraines and then my doctor told me to try mazalt. Worked so well. With in half an hour to an hour the migraine and all its affects are completely gone. However i get migraines as regularly 2 times a week so my doctor started putting me on preventive meds. Sadomigrain then amitriptyline. Worst mistake ever. The amitriptyline with the maxalt produced some scary side affects. I had 2 episodes of SVT, frequent PVC'S and was just generally feeling really unwell. I did not know what was happening. All the sudden i was sick all the time. My doctor checked for heart disease, and they are now checking for nuralogical. I was scared it might of been cancer because my sister died of cancer. And then i noticed weird symptoms like my blood pressure went into stage 1 hypotension, increased pvc's and i had muscle spasms in my leg after taking maxalt. So I looked up the side affects of maxalt and just so happened to read first where it said it is recommended that maxalt and amitriptyline are not given together as they increase the effects of one or both medications. So now i need to find out if the side effects at permanent, and what i can do about them. The echo of my heart showed enlargement and stage 1 calcification of the aorta valve. So just be very careful what medications you are taking together even if your doctor prescribes tbem. F 31 3 years
1X D
 5  Severe migraines None I use this as needed for migraines. It is a lifesaver. The sooner you take it, the sooner your migraine will go away. I feel groggy for a couple of days afterwards but not any worse than I wold have had I gone through the whole migraine experience. This stuff is simply amazing. I will say: do NOT use it if it expires. It really loses efficacy. I found this out by accident. F 42 1 days
15 mg 1X D
 4  Frequent severe migraines Deel very heavy, nauseous and tired - to the point where i feel nauseous just thinking about taking a pill. Very heavy head, nasty feeling like brain is being pulled downwards. Tremor, cant keep head upright, urgent need to sleep (usually for a few hours and feeling of being over sedated, sometimes making it difficult to sleep initially), slurred speach, general effects of drowsiness. I do get a very uncomfortable reaction from this medication, which makes me reluctant to take this medication when i have a migraine. However, it does work nearly every time i do take it so it is often worth the unpleasent sies effects and sleeping for a few hours and not taking on an empty stomach helps a little with these. F 35 4 years
10mg 1X D
 5  Severe Migraines Melts work so much better than the pills. Only side effect I have ever had is that I urinate quite frequently after taking it. Most always cures the migraine for me. It is a lifesaver. F 40 1 years
 5  migraine I've taken maxalt for at least 5 years perhaps more. I like the melts much better than the pill since I also get nauseous. The pill takes much longer to work for me. Usually it relieves my headache 100%. Sometimes it takes a couple hours. F 44 5 years
 5  Migraines Drowsiness and dizziness. My heart rate increases as well. Side effects are worth the relief! F 21 6 months
 5  migranes-brain tumor (hypothalemic) Sick to my stomach sometimes but benifits out way that! USE CONCENTRATED PEPPERMINT OIL!!!!!!! Started taking imitrex but made me very ill and vomited. I have hyponeutremia (chronically low sodium) so have to eat lots of salt. When one vomits they get rid of mostly sodium so I had to stop imitrex. Maxalt is the greatest if for some reason didn't work have to take vicodin. Bought some concentrated herbal peppermint oil put it on temples and dab behind ear lobes lay down in dark quiet room for hour and gone! I suggest herbal oil to anyone! F 34 4 years
10 mg 1X D
 5  Migraines Sometimes slight sleepiness F 44 2 years
 3  migraines this drug only works with my migraines if it is a mild one. If I have a very severe one, the only thing that works is Imitrex on me. I do not have any other side effects with the Maxalt other than it deadens the headache but it is still there if its a bad one. F 62 4 years
10 mg 1X D
 5  severe migraine none a wonder drug. can no longer use it due to other medical conditions. M 65 4 years
 5  Crippling headache ms sufferer Increase of exhaustion Effective within 5 mins a wonder drug But if you are getting pushback from insurance let them pay for a tesla3 MRI of brain and spinal cord M 42 10 months
 5  Migraines Occasional tiredness but goes away after a short period of time. Allows me to take it whenever I need it because of so few, if any, side effects. This drug saved my life...or should I say gave me a life back. My insurance doesn't cover it...but it's so important to me that I've found ways to pay for it. It's THAT important. I tried other things that only made me sick. Only drawback..doesn't work if I take it before I go to sleep, for some reason. . F 60 11 years
10 1X AN
 5  Migraines with Allergies I do get tired, but if I nap for an hour after taking it, I'm like a new person. I suffered for years without any drug helping. This was given on an emergeny clinic visit and has been sucessfull ever since. F 40
10mg 1X D
 5  Migraine Slight drowsiness I have had migraines for years and was always afraid to take medications for them. I finally started Maxalt on the advice of my doctor and I am so glad that I got over the fear. I used to spend hours in bed suffering with extreme headache pain, nausea, light/sound/smell sensitivity and vomiting. Now, if I catch it in time, it will get better usually within an hour. I even feel comfortable taking it at work. If I wake up with a migraine that is well underway, I will take Maxalt and lay down for a few hours. It definitely helps me control my migraine and gives me back the precious time that I used to lose having to sleep one off! It has been a life changer for me and I always have them with me! F 54 1 years
10 mg 1X AN
 5  migrains watery mouth and sometimes tingles in my mouth also tired love it so far its the only migraine meds that work migraine gone in 30 minutes F 30 1 days
10mg 1X D
 1  Migraines Tightness of throat and chest, feeling of being "high" or "drunk", trouble breathing, sore neck/arms/back. Took the medicine about an hour before I planned on going to bed, I thought it would make me sleepy, it did the complete opposite. I layed down and I could barely breathe. I seriously thought that I was going to die that night laying in my bed, probably should have went to the ER. NEVER TAKING THIS MEDICINE EVER AGAIN. And the best part was I still had my migraine the whole time this was happening, didnt even make it any better. Wish I would have read the side affects and reviews before I had taken this drug. Beware. F 18 1 days
10 1X D
 5  migraine None miracle drug for people that suffer from migraine. This works within 20 mins of me taking one pill. I can move on with my day. I have tried other migraine pills with no help. If you dont have health insurance it gets very costly but worth every penny to me! F 28 3 years
10mg 1X AN

MAXALT-MLT  (RIZATRIPTAN BENZOATE):  Rizatriptan is used to treat migraines. It helps to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound). Prompt treatment helps you return to your normal routine and may decrease your need for other pain medications. Rizatriptan belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. It affects a certain natural substance (serotonin) that causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It may also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain. Rizatriptan does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often you get migraine attacks.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)