Generic Maxalt

You can now buy Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate) in generic form. The generic versions are sold in a number of forms and strengths, and are manufactured by companies such as Apotex Corp. All of the generic versions have been given an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name drug.

Can I Buy Generic Maxalt?

Maxalt® (rizatriptan benzoate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat migraine headaches. Maxalt is part of a class of migraine medications called 5-HT agonists (or more commonly known as "triptans"). A form a Maxalt that will dissolve in the mouth (Maxalt MLT®) is also available and is especially helpful for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets during a migraine due to nausea or vomiting.
 
Brand-name Maxalt and Maxalt MLT are manufactured by Merck & Co. However, generic versions are also available.
 

Availability of Generic Maxalt

Generic Maxalt is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Rizatriptan 5 mg tablets
  • Rizatriptan 5 mg orally disintegrating tablets
  • Rizatriptan 10 mg tablets
  • Rizatriptan 10 mg orally disintegrating tablets.
 
The manufacturers of generic Maxalt include but are not limited to:
 
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
 

Is Generic Rizatriptan as Good as Maxalt?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
 
An “AB” rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Maxalt versions currently available have an “AB” rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Maxalt.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
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