- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Maxalt* used for?
Generic for Maxalt* (Rizatriptan) is prescribed for the treatment of an acute migraine attack with or without aura. Rizatriptan works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels around the brain. This medicine helps relieve migraine symptoms such as headaches, pain, sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, and vomiting. It belongs to a group of drugs called triptans. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Maxalt*?
The dosage of Generic for Maxalt* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Maxalt* may be taken on an empty stomach.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Maxalt*?
Generic for Maxalt* should be taken only during a migraine attack. This medicine should not be taken on a regular basis.
What if you overdose on Generic for Maxalt*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Maxalt*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Maxalt*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Maxalt*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Maxalt*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Maxalt* can interact with MAO inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Maxalt*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Maxalt* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Maxalt* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Maxalt* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Maxalt* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Maxalt* can cause side effects such as weakness, diarrhea, drowsiness, redness, dry mouth, and prickling/tingling sensation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Maxalt*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Maxalt*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Maxalt* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Maxalt*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Maxalt*?
How will Generic for Maxalt* work in my body?
How should Generic for Maxalt* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Maxalt* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Maxalt* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.