Thanks to Mohammad Gashmardi for his kind premission for using his photograph
Rizatriptan (a 5-HT receptor agonist) is the active ingredient in Maxalat Melt (wafer). The usual dose for adult over 18 is one 10mg wafer at the first sign of a migraine attack. Not more than two doses in a 24-hour period. (the second dose for the treatment of the same migraine should not be taken). If works faster if taken on empty stomach
It helps the headache phase of migraine.
- Reduces swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain
- Blocks the release of chemicals causing symptoms of migraine
- It interrupts the pathway of pain signals to the brain
Most common side-effects: dizziness, sleepiness and tiredness
Disclaimer: the main purpose of this blog is to assemble my notes for my Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The topic discussed here should not be referred to as the only source of information. If there is anything with respect to this article that concerns you, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.