Maxalt contains the active component Rizatriptan Benzoate, which called triptan. It is indicated for the treatment of headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound. This medicine has been manufactured by a trusted pharmaceutical company, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. It is offered in dosages like 5 mg and 10 mg as a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Active Ingredient: Rizatriptan Benzoate is the main active component in this medicine. This medicine is the benzoate salt form of rizatriptan, called triptan that shows the anti-migraine property. It acts by binding to and activating serotonin (5-HT) 1B receptors expressed in intracranial arteries, and to 5-HT 1D receptors. This results in constriction of cranial vessels and inhibition of nociceptive transmission, so as to provide relief of migraine headaches. It also treats migraine headaches by inhibition of pro-inflammatory neuropeptide release.
Indications: Rizatriptan Benzoate is indicated to treat migraines that help to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound. Prompt treatment helps to live a normal routine and may reduce the need for other pain medications. Maxalt belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans that affects a certain natural substance. It causes narrowing of blood vessels in the brain that also relieve pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This medicine helps to relieve headache, pain, and other migraine symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound. Maxalt belongs to a class of medications called triptans. This drug affects a certain natural substance that causes the narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. It relieves pain by affecting certain nerves in the brain.
Dosages: This drug is available for oral consumption in the form of a conventional tablet in dosages as mentioned below:
- 5 mg: It is to be consumed at the first sign of migraine without food, as advised by the doctor
- 10 mg: This drug must be taken on an empty stomach as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medicine does not prevent future migraines or lessen how often a person gets migraine attacks.