Maxalt (Rizatriptan) is a prescription medication used to treat migraine headaches once they have started. Rizatriptan belongs to a group of drugs called serotonin receptor agonists or "triptans", which relieve pain by narrowing blood vessels around the brain.
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Maxalt works by stimulating receptors called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors that are found in the brain. A natural substance called serotonin normally acts on these receptors, causing blood vessels in the brain to narrow. Maxalt mimics this action of serotonin by directly stimulating the serotonin receptors in the brain. This narrows the blood vessels and so relieves the pain of migraine headaches.
The half-life of maxalt is 2 to 3 hours, so after 8, at least 80% of it would be out of your system.
The recommended adult starting dose of maxalt is 5 mg. In some cases, a starting dose of 10 mg may be used. The dose should be taken at the first sign of migraine headache pain. If the migraine headache comes back after being relieved, another dose (5 mg to 10 mg) may be taken no sooner than 2 hours after the first dose was taken.
The maximum recommended single dose is 10 mg. No more than 20 mg of maxalt should be taken in any 24-hour period. If your headache pain is different from your usual migraines, do not take maxalt and call your doctor. Maxalt is not to be used for headache prevention.
Relpax (Eletriptan) is a prescription medication used to treat migraine headaches once they have started. Eletriptan belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin receptor agonists or "triptans", which reduce swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain.
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Relpax works by stimulating receptors called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors that are found in the brain. A natural substance called serotonin normally acts on these receptors, causing blood vessels in the brain to narrow. Relpax mimics this action of serotonin by directly stimulating the serotonin receptors in the brain. This narrows the blood vessels and so relieves the pain of migraine headaches.
The half-life is about 4 hours. That means half the dose is out of your body in 4 hours. Half of the remaining half is out in the next 4 hours, etc. It takes 6-7 half-lives (24-28 hours) for all of it to be out of the body.
Relpax comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Take one tablet at the first sign of a migraine headache.
If your symptoms improve after you take the drug but return after two hours or longer, you can take a second tablet.
If your symptoms don't improve after the first tablet, call your doctor. Don't take a second tablet before talking with your healthcare provider.
Don't take more than 80 mg of Relpax in 24 hours.
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You can not buy maxalt and relpax without prescription in the US, Canada, UK and most other countries in the world. You need to get a prescription for migraine medications from your doctor before being able to access the meds. If you have a prescription, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart or any other online pharmacy will sell drugs for you.
Maxalt is a very good migraine medicine for me. No side effects but only a little tired but that's good.
I suffered from frequent migraines, complete with nausea, for nearly 15 years. Around 2-4 times a month. Tried everything, thought nothing would help. Then tried Maxalt (Rizatriptan)! (Similar to Imitrex). It really works - for me at least. If you haven't tried Imitrex or Maxalt, you really should. Only side effect is being slightly tired.
Great! Relpax is a dream come true to me and a nightmare for my migraines! I works within one hour, even when I have a full blown migraine! And my migraine stays GONE!
I suffered for years with migraines, I have lost intire weekends and days from these headaches. Relpax is a life saver, I had times I thought I wanted to die during these headaches. No more, don't have to suffer anymore get the script. It works. Does make you pee alot.