What is Maxalt MLT?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Rizatriptan

Maxalt-MLT® is a brand name for the drug rizatriptan used in the treatment of Acute treatment of migraine with or without aura. Maxalt-MLT® is an orally-disintegrating tablet that should be placed tablet on tongue and allowed to dissolve. Dissolved tablet will be swallowed with saliva.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 75 30
Migraine 54 33
Pain 4 0
Headaches 3 6
Nausea 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 6
Mild 23
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Maxalt MLT

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 10
Nausea 4
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 3
Face tingling 2
Jaw pain 2
Dizziness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Maxalt MLT

Dosage Patients
10mg as needed 11
5mg as needed 2

Why patients stopped taking Maxalt MLT

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 10
Did not seem to work 9
Doctor's advice 9
Expense 8
Change in health plan coverage 5
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently taking Maxalt MLT

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Maxalt MLT

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 38
Usually 9
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 41
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 15
< $25 15
Not specified 22

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Maxalt MLT after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 4
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Naratriptan (Amerge) 1

Patients stopped taking Maxalt MLT and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Eletriptan (Relpax) 2
Sumatriptan subcutaneous (Imitrex Statdose) 1
Zolmitriptan (Zomig) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Maxalt MLT

Jan 28, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Jun 30, 2009 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2009 (Started Nov 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine with brainstem aura)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, jaw pain, face tingling, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works wonderful for migraine pain, if taken at the VERY start of migraine. If not it takes more than one tab. Disadvantage is severe drowsiness, can not take unless I can sleep for a min 1 - 2 hours immediatly afterwards or it has little to no effect.
Side effects: nausea, jaw pain, drowsiness, face tingling

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