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Rizatriptan (Maxalt)

Also known as Maxalt

Rizatriptan (trade name Maxalt) is a 5-HT1 agonist triptan drug developed by Merck & Co. for the treatment of migraine headaches. It is available in strengths of 5 and 10 mg as tablets and orally disintegrating tablets (Maxalt-MLT).

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DEA Class 5 meaning lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes.

Estimated Total Cost: $261.83 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed rizatriptan to treat migraine, headache, tension headache, and restless leg syndrome.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take rizatriptan if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking rizatriptan most commonly experience side effects like nausea, weakness, and fatigue.

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