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Migraine Headache Medication - Maxalt MLT

maxalt mlt migraine headache medication

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If you’ve never experienced a migraine headache, be thankful. They are so much more than just a ‘severe’ headache, and anyone who does suffer from migraines will agree with that assessment wholeheartedly. And of course the problem is that they’re never just a one-off; if you get migraines, you tend to get them at least fairly regularly. And no, taking an Aspirin or Tylenol is not going to cut it! Fortunately, medications has come a long way all over the place and Maxalt MLT is an effective medication for migraine headaches.

Maxalt MLT is also a good choice for those suffering from migraines with aura. What the added ‘aura’ means is not that the person has a glow emanating behind them like sort of supreme deity. What it does actually mean is that the person experiences flashes of light, blind spots, or other vision changes. They may also get tingling in their hands. And any or all of these symptoms will occur before the migraine headache begins.

So maybe that understanding of what aura means in relation to migraines is a common misunderstanding. Maybe not surprising, as there are a good number of common misunderstandings about migraine headaches. One that needs to be qualified is while women do get migraine headaches more regularly than men, it’s not nearly to the extent that some people suggest it is. And getting migraines does not mean a person is overly stressed.

So what’s to be said about this top quality migraine medication? Let’s get into that.

Ones Underway Only

One of the most important things to understand about Maxalt MLT is that it will only work to reduce the pain of a migraine headache once it’s already underway. In truth that’s probably just fine with the majority of migraine sufferers, as most people aren’t very keen to take medication preventatively and on an ongoing basis.

It’s quite likely they’ll be just fine with taking a med just as soon as they feel that migraine headache starting, and Maxalt MLT is perfect for that. And in understanding what makes it so effective, it might be helpful to look at it from a different angle. Think about every time you feel really good and are fully of happy thoughts. When that happens it’s because your brain is providing you with plenty of serotonin.

If you don’t know what serotonin is, that’s fine unless you’re a physician or something similar. It’s not the most common term, but it’s the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter chemical of the big 4 in your brain. So where are we going with this? Well, Maxalt MLT is part of a class of drugs called Serotonin 5-HT -Receptor Agonists.

What this means is that it works in part by allowing more serotonin to remain in your brain, and this mediates the pain reflex that is initiated with a migraine headache.

But all you need to know is that it works, right? It certainly does, but you might also want to consider pairing your medication with natural and home remedies for migraine relief. Between using Maxalt MLT and these different approaches you may find that you get more effective relief from migraines than ever before.

Maxalt MLT Directions and Dosage

Now that we’ve determine that this migraine headache pain relief medication works well and talked about it colloquially as best as possible, let’s take it a little more clinical and share Maxalt MLT directions and dosage so that you’re sure to be taking this medication in the right amount and in the right way.

The Maxalt MLT dosage guidelines are as follows; 5 mg or 10 mg orally as the initial dose, taken once and only at the start of a migraine headache, or during one. Then if there has been a response to first dose, a second dose may be administered if the migraine returns but only if there has been at least 2 hours since the initial dose.

The maximum dose is 30 mg in a 24-hour period, but you would only take this dosage is your physician specifically advises you to do so. Like any medication, it is very important to take it in the dosage indicated with your prescription as written by your physician.

Maxalt MLT directions are as follows – Take the regular tablet whole with a full glass of water, and this migraine pill may be taken with or without food. Keep the tablet in its blister pack until you are ready to take it. Open the package and peel back the foil. Do not push a tablet through the foil or you may damage the tablet. Do not swallow the tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.


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