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Rizatriptan is the generic version of Maxalt. It’s an oral medication that helps reduce migraine pain and complex migraine symptoms like nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. It attaches to the neurochemical serotonin, which helps narrow blood vessels in the brain.

Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.

* Prescription treatment requires a virtual medical consultation with a medical provider to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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About Rizatriptan (Generic Maxalt)

How does it work?

This medication relieves migraine headaches by activating a neurochemical called serotonin in the brain and blood vessels. This reduces pain signals and helps alleviate severe pain and other migraine symptoms.

What does it treat?

This medication treats migraines—intense headaches often accompanied by symptoms like nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Follow your licensed provider’s instructions carefully for best results.

What forms does it come in?

This medication comes in different forms, including tablets and disintegrating tablets that dissolve in your mouth (without the need for water). The best choice for you depends on your preferences and medical information—talk with your medical provider for more details.

Rizatriptan vs. Maxalt

These are the same medication. Maxalt is a brand version of a product that contains Rizatriptan, which is used to treat migraines. The main difference is the name and packaging.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a migraine prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Rizatriptan 5 mg (2 tablets) start at $5.58.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

Rizatriptan (Generic Maxalt) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of taking Rizatriptan (Generic Maxalt)?
  • Relieves migraine pain
  • Improves migraine symptoms
  • Starts working quickly
  • Safe for most people
  • Designed for short-term use
Who should not take this medication?
  • People who are allergic to this medication or other triptans
  • People who have a history of coronary artery disease (the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart, become narrowed or blocked)
  • Those who have a history of heart attack or stroke
  • People who have a history of seizures
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • People who are taking certain other medications like MAO inhibitors

If you have any of the above conditions, speak with your licensed healthcare provider before starting this medication.

How do you take this medication?

Typically, you take one tablet as soon as you experience a migraine headache. Swallow it whole with water and take a second dose (if needed) after at least 2 hours. Do not exceed the recommended dosage in a 24-hour period.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You usually take this medication as needed when a migraine attack occurs, so there’s no need to worry about missing a dose. Don't exceed the recommended dosage within a 24-hour period, and follow your medical provider’s instructions for best results.

What happens if I take too much?

This is a strong medication (potent vasoconstrictor) that can make the blood vessels in your body, including the coronary arteries (those that supply blood to the heart), get narrower or constricted (vasospasm), so taking too much of this medication can increase the risk of side effects like chest pain, spasms, or irregular heartbeat. Follow your prescribed dosage and do not exceed the recommended limits to reduce the risk of side effects.

If you’ve taken too much, call your licensed healthcare provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) right away.

Can I get Rizatriptan (Generic Maxalt) online?

Yes! It’s just a convenient $15 online consultation away with Dr. B. A licensed medical provider will look at your information and—if appropriate—send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice.

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Side Effects

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Many people don’t experience side effects when taking this medication. When they do occur, they’re usually mild. Potential side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth

If you experience severe side effects like tingling in the arms or legs, seizures or chest pain or tightness, sudden or severe headache—or other worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist right away.