Maxalt is commonly prescribed to treat migraine headaches. It is not designed to prevent migraines, but can help relieve migraine symptoms as they occur. A migraine headache can result when blood vessels in the head become dilated. Maxalt works by narrowing these blood vessels, returning them to their normal state. The medication comes in a tablet form that is taken orally or in a form that will quickly dissolve in the mouth.
What Is Maxalt?Maxalt® (rizatriptan benzoate) is a prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches. The medication will not help prevent migraines, but it can help to treat a migraine that has already started.
A form of Maxalt that will dissolve in the mouth (Maxalt MLT®) is available and is especially helpful for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets during a migraine due to nausea or vomiting.