Maxalt Melt is used to treat the headache phase of a migraine.
A migraine is a severe form of headache which usually feels like a throbbing pain at the sides or front of the head. Other symptoms can include nausea and experiencing a sensitivity to light or sound. Migraines are common and affect around 1 in 5 women but only around 1 in 15 men. They typically start in early adulthood.
Migraines are believed to occur when the blood vessels in the brain temporarily widen. Maxalt Melt works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain which helps to tackle the common symptoms of migraines, such as headaches, sensitivity to light and nausea.
There is no known cure for a migraine but there are a number of treatments available to help manage the symptoms effectively. Treatments include pain killers, triptans and anti-emetics.
To obtain Maxalt Melt, simply add to basket to begin your consultation.
Please use Maxalt Melt nasal spray/injections exactly as your doctor has told you, making sure to read all packing and leaflets thoroughly before use.
How you take Maxalt Melt will depend if you are using a nasal spray or an injection.
Please note, like all medicine, Maxalt Melt can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking Maxalt Melt.
The active substance of the Maxalt Melt is rizatriptan. One oral lyophilisate contains 10 mg rizatriptan as 14.53 mg of rizatriptan benzoate.
The other ingredients of Maxalt Melt oral lyophilisates are: gelatin, mannitol (E421), glycine, aspartame (E951) and peppermint flavour (composed of peppermint oil, maltodextrin and dextrin).