Maxalt (Rizatriptan)

Maxalt (Rizatriptan)


Maxalt is a medication that can treat migraines by reducing the swelling of blood vessels and should be taken as soon as you feel the onset of the migraine. 

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What is Maxalt?

Maxalt is used to treat the headache phase of migraine attacks. 

How does it work?

Maxalt works by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the brain that cause pain. 

Is Maxalt suitable for me?

Maxalt is intended for use by adults only. If you suffer from migraines you can ask your doctor if Maxalt is right for you.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Headache
  • Decreased sensitivity of the skin
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Insomnia
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Flushing
  • Throat discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Feelings of heaviness
  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness
  • Pain in the abdomen or chest

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Maxalt.

For tablets:

  • 1 tablet at the onset of symptoms; dose may be repeated after at least 2 hours if migraine recurs; maximum of 2 tablets in 24 hours. 

For orodispersible tablets:

  • Take 1 tablet dissolved on the tongue, take at the onset of symptoms; dose may be repeated after at least 2 hours if migraine recurs; maximum of 2 tablets in 24 hours.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Additional Information

The active ingredient rizatriptan belongs to a group of medications called triptans which work by stimulating serotonin receptors inside the brain which eases the symptoms of a migraine.

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Can I take Maxalt and drink alcohol?

Yes, you can drink alcohol while taking Maxalt. However, drinking alcohol may increase your risk of developing certain side effects. For example, drinking alcohol can increase the level of drowsiness caused by Maxalt. Talk to your doctor about the risks of drinking alcohol while taking this medication.

Can Maxalt be used for a migraine?

Yes, Maxalt is approved for the treatment of migraines. It can be used as needed for acute migraine attacks, or it can be taken regularly to help prevent migraines. Talk to your doctor about which option is best for you.

Maxalt belongs to a class of medications called 5-HT1 receptor agonists. It works by narrowing blood vessels around the brain and reducing substances that can trigger migraine headaches.

Maxalt is available as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food as needed for migraines. If you are taking Maxalt to prevent migraines, it is usually taken once daily at bedtime.

Is this medication suited for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

What are the long-term side effects of Maxalt?

There are no long-term side effects associated with Maxalt. However, if you take Maxalt more than 2 days in a row, you may have an increased risk of side effects. Talk to your doctor if you need to take this medication more than 2 days in a row.

How quickly does Maxalt work?

>The recommended dose of Maxalt is 5 mg in adults and children weighing 40 kg or more, and 3 mg in children weighing less than 40 kg. The maximum recommended daily dose is 3 doses.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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