Maxalt-MLT or Rizatriptan is a 5-HT 1 receptor antagonist which belongs to a group of drugs called triptans and is mainly used in the management of migraine headaches which can either be preceded by an aura or not. Rizatriptan is one of the many 2nd generation triptans available worldwide. They are mostly available in oral disintegrating tablets of 5mg and 10mg. This type of drug has been proven effective in the management of migraines in that it also caters for associated symptoms. Caution should be taken in patients who have an underlying cardiac pathology or arterial or venous anomalies.
Drug Name: Maxalt-mlt
Generic name: Rizatriptan benzoate