Can rizatriptan make migraines worse?

Can rizatriptan make migraines worse?

Can rizatriptan make migraines worse?

Using rizatriptan alone or in combination with other migraine medicines for 10 or more days per month may lead to worsening of headache. You may keep a headache diary to record the headache frequency and drug use. Make sure your doctor knows about all the other medicines you are using.

When should you not take Maxalt?

You should not use Maxalt if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart problems, a history of heart attack or stroke, or circulation problems that cause a lack of blood supply within the body. Maxalt should not be taken within 24 hours before or after using certain migraine headache medicines.

What medication is given for severe migraines?

Prescription drugs such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Tosymra) and rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT) are used to treat migraine because they block pain pathways in the brain. Taken as pills, shots or nasal sprays, they can relieve many symptoms of migraine.

How much is too much Maxalt?

The maximum dosage of Maxalt and Maxalt-MLT is 3 tablets (30 mg) in a 24-hour period. And you shouldn’t take Maxalt or Maxalt-MLT to treat more than four migraine episodes in 30 days.

Is it safe to take rizatriptan daily?

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Using too much rizatriptan may increase the chance of side effects. Do not use this medicine for a headache that is not a migraine headache.

Can sumatriptan damage your heart?

Heart attack: This drug can cause serious heart problems such as heart attack, angina (chest pain), or cardiac arrest. If you’re at risk for heart disease, your doctor may have you take your first dose in their office so they can monitor you.

How many days in a row can you take Maxalt?

Do not use more than 2 doses in any 24-hour period. Do not use this medicine for more than 10 days in any 30-day period, unless your doctor tells you to. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.