Maxalt is prescribed to treat acute migraine attacks. This drug does not prevent future migraine attacks.
Maxalt is prescribed for the treatment of a migraine attack with or without the presence of an aura (visual disturbances, usually sensations of halos or flickering lights, which precede an attack). It cuts headaches short, but won't prevent attacks.
Maxalt side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Tingling Skin;
- Dry Mouth;
- Chest Pain;
- Dry mouth;
If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
Unlikely but report promptly:
- Chest pain;
- Mental/mood changes;
- Neck/jaw discomfort;
Very unlikely but report promptly:
- Bloody diarrhea;
- Cold/tingling/numb hands and feet;
- Fainting or unsteadiness;
- Irregular or fast heartbeat;
- Stomach pain;
- Unusual weakness;
- Vision changes;
An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- Severe dizziness;
- Trouble breathing;
The usual dose of Maxalt and Maxalt-MLT is one 5- or 10-mg tablet. Doses should be spaced at least 2 hours apart. Take no more than 30 mg a day.