Do migraine wafers make you drowsy?

Your chest may feel tight or ‘heavy’ after taking rizatriptan. These sensations do not usually last for long, but if they continue or become intense, do not take any more tablets, and let your doctor know as soon as possible. Rizatriptan can make you feel sleepy.

How does Maxalt work for migraines?

Maxalt (rizatriptan) tablets is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine1B/1D (5-HT1B/1D) receptor agonist used to treat the pain of migraine headache. Maxalt is believed to work by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain and by decreasing levels of substances involved in the development of migraine pain.

How long do Maxalt wafers take to work?

Official Answer. Maxat and Maxalt-MLT will start to work for a migraine headache within 30 minutes for some patients. By 2 hours, there is a 60% to 70% chance of having a headache response (no pain or mild pain) in patients being treated with Maxalt or Maxalt-MLT.

Can you drink water after taking Maxalt wafer?

With dry hands place the wafer on your tongue. The wafer will dissolve rapidly and be swallowed with your saliva. No water is needed for taking the wafer. It does not matter if you take MAXALT Wafers before or after food.

How many Maxalt wafers can I take?

The usual dose to treat a migraine is one 10 mg wafer. If the first MAXALT Wafer does help your migraine, but it comes back later, you may take another wafer. Take the second wafer at least 2 hours after the first. Do not take more than 30 mg (three 10 mg wafers) in a 24 hour period.

Do Maxalt wafers make you drowsy?

Dizziness, sleepiness and tiredness are the most common side effects of MAXALT Wafers. For the most part, these have been mild. Abnormalities of the electrocardiogram (a test that records the electrical activity of your heart) have also been reported. If you take MAXALT Wafers too often, you may get chronic headaches.

What are side effects of Maxalt?

Flushing, feelings of tingling/numbness/prickling/heat, tiredness, weakness, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Is Maxalt a painkiller?

Maxalt tablets and Maxalt melt tablets both contain the active ingredient rizatriptan, which is a type of medicine called a serotonin (or 5HT) agonist. This type of medicine is also commonly known as a ‘triptan’. It is a painkiller specifically used to relieve migraine attacks.

When should I take a second tablet/wafer for migraine?

If your migraine at first improves but then comes back again, you may take another tablet/wafer, providing it is at least two hours after you took the first one. If your migraine is not eased after taking the first dose, a further dose is unlikely to work, so do not take a second tablet/wafer.

What is the best over the counter medicine for migraines?

Over-the-counter analgesics are used worldwide for acute migraine treatment44. Those with proven efficacy include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and the strongest evidence supports use of acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen and diclofenac potassium as first-line medications45–47.

How can we measure the success of preventive treatment for migraine?

A useful measure to quantify the degree of preventive treatment success is to calculate the percentage reduction in monthly migraine days or monthly headache days of moderate-to-severe intensity. However, a pragmatic approach is needed and clinicians should decide to pause preventive therapy on a case-by-case basis. Current standard of care

What do you need to know about rizatriptan wafers?

Phenylketonurics. Phenylketonuric patients should be informed that Rizatriptan Wafers-10 mg contain phenylalanine (a component of aspartame). Each 10 mg wafer contains 2.10 mg phenylalanine. Use in hepatic impairment. See Section 5.2 Pharmacokinetic Properties, Characteristics in patients, Hepatic impairment. Use in renal impairment.