The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Compare all 87 medications used in the treatment of Migraine.
Reviews for Maxalt-MLT to treat Migraine
Review by CharliePants (taken for 2 to 5 years):
I get very occasional migraines, sometimes out of the blue, sometimes exercise triggered. I always get a visual aura minimum, sometimes get pins and needles down one side. Untreated I will get the tropical crashing migraine but, thankfully, not for more than a day. I used to use Migraleve but often couldn't keep the tablets down. Maxalt Melt has been fantastic. If I can get one within 20 minutes to half an hour of the visual aura and get to bed it will knock my out for a few hours. I either escape the headache completely or have a fairly short lived one, say 2 hours. no sickness either. Superb drug.
This is an amazing medicine that I can not live without. No side effects and completely knocks put the pain. Only once or twice did I need a second dose. It's a life saver. My insurance still covers it so I am lucky.
One Maxalt-MLT usually gets rid of the migraine in an hour or less. Occasionally, I need another one 2 hours later to really get rid of it for good. Rarely, even the second one did not quite do it for me. But this is still the most effective medicine that's worked for me, after trying 8-10 other medicines (over-the-counter and prescription).
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
The Maxalt-MLT self-dissolving tab worked wonders for me. At a time when my doctor was trying to determine the most-effective treatment form my migraine headaches, this medicine was a God-send. My doc gave me samples of various triptan meds and I was to try one out at the onset of every migraine. Of the 5-6 different samples I was given, Maxalt-MLT worked the fastest & had the least amount of side-effects. I was amazed. Unfortunately, my insurance would not cover it and I had to settle with sumatriptan. Sumatriptan worked, but it took about an hour and I just remember feeling really weird after taking it. Anyway, if/when my migraines start again- Maxalt is what I want.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I used to take the Maxalt in pill form and these work 2x as fast. I took one today at the first sign of a headache and it stopped it in it's tracks in just under 15 minutes. The pill used to take 30 and often the headache had time to bloom and get bad by then. They didn't immediately get rid of the nausea I get, but it went away in about 20 min after it stopped the bloom. I rated these as a 9 because of the taste. They taste a bit like a peppermint candy that's gone bad, but it's bearable and only lasts for about 5 seconds. I usually wash the flavor away with coffee - I like to back up anything I take for a headache with a good dose of caffeine. These will be replacing my Maxalt pills even if they do taste awful.
1 Maxalt malt usually starts working in 30 to 45 minutes for me. Within an hour I'm able to continue my day. I have very frequent migraines and have used Maxalt for many years. No real side effects except a bit of drowsiness.
And it is very expensive. Insurance does not cover the whole cost.
Maxalt has worked wonders for me! I've suffered from migraines for several years now and Maxalt has been the only thing that can stop them. When I feel a migraine coming on I take one of the 10 mg dissolvable tablets and it soon disappears. Occasionally I do end up with a full-blown migraine (because I'm forgetful and don't always have Maxalt on me) and taking two doses helps it go away much more quickly than it would otherwise. Miracle!
I have suffered from headaches since I was twelve and nothing seemed to help other than just going to bed. With those headaches, although I usually got sick, they would be gone when I woke up the next day. When I got into my late 40s, the headaches lasted 2-3 days starting at the beginning of my menstrual cycle. I would take tons of Advil to try and keep them at bay. I started taking Maxalt two months ago and it really works. I sometimes have to take two in a 24hr period, but normally one a day (during my period) keeps the headaches away.The only side effect I notice is that I feel more anxious and edgy during the time I take the medicine. I highly recommend.
I live in the UK so I get Maxalt free on NHS. I suffer from migraines a lot, and before I started taking Maxalt I would get minimum of 4 migraines a month sometimes more. These would last a whole 7 days with the first 24 hrs being hell! Its hard to explain to non-sufferers how painful these are. All of you will know what I am on about. Couldn't believe how amazing Maxalt was, didn't even reach the painful stage but it was totally gone. Works every time straight away for me. I take it along with codeine also prescribed. Tiny side effect, cramps in tummy but goes away within 30 mins. Worth it though!
This pill is like a magic. I just noticed that the pill works in minutes for me and I feel a bit dizziness and like a burning head and then the pain is gone. Today I got a early migraine and I was able to use the MLT and work kind of slowly but it stopped the pain in time. But I still feel very sensitive to light. Great medication ask your doctor for Maxalt or Maxalt-MLT.
I started taking Maxalt after horrible experiences with Imitrex. I had almost all the same side effects: extreme nausea, dizziness, falling asleep, and a general out of it feeling the rest of the day. But the worst part is that it did absolutely nothing for my migraine. I am just glad that I had samples so I didn't get stuck paying for a prescription I would not use.
I had my doubts that this would work -- it was fantastic! within 15-20 minutes the pain that felt like my skull was in a vise disappeared. I am a horse trainer and I work full time on my own farm, and I can't function when I have a migraine, ( 4-5 attacks a month, 24-48 hours each time) Maxalt 10-mg was a miracle for me. I don't have to put all the work on my daughter, and my temper has become much more even. The anxiety of worrying about a migraine attack has helped enormously, for my emotional state, too. **side note** I had a Mirena IUD and had it removed, I believe this contributed to the attacks, so hopefully in 4-6 weeks I won't need the Maxalt, either.
To me, this is the ONE medicine I can not live without. I have had to try others due to insurance, and none comes even close! Within 15-30 even the strongest, wanting to smash my head-in migraine will be totally gone! No side effects for me either. Never makes me tired, groggy or the medicated feeling. Taken on empty stomach while in college class and had no problems finishing the class and going home to play with the kids and not the mom who was hiding in a dark room with no noise allowed in the house.
43 yr old male.For me this is close to a miracle cure, it has given my life back. I have had stomach and esophagus lesions due to way too much aspirin/ ibuprofen/digesics/codeine trying to halt an attack. No more screaming in E.R rooms waiting for pethidine/morphine. No more thoughts off grabbing a drill to stop the throbbing pain. I actually have a life after 26 yrs of suffering 2-4 attacks a week each last up to 36 hrs each. Numerous preventive medicines didn%u2019t work. I am truly in debt to the manufacturers and the on call doctor who gave me to Maxalt. Takes about 40-90 minutes to work with a second dosage sometimes needed. My fear is the more i take it the less effective it will become as lately I need the second wafer.
Maxalt has saved me from migraines. It tends to make me a little drowsy, but that is a plus for me. I just lay down to take a nap, and when I wake up, the migraine is gone. This is also a plus at night as I could not sleep with migraines. The pounding and the pain would keep me up all night. Highly recommend this to anyone suffering from migraines. The drowsiness is not so bad that if I needed to stay awake I would be unable to.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Amazing! I took Imitrex for years and it didn't really help. Maxalt is the only medication that works for me to continue my busy life. I have had hormonal migraines since I was 12. Tried everything from pain medicines (temporary fix) to nasal to shots. I love Maxalt!
Within half an hour, the headache has totally subsided. sometimes need a second dose. It does cause my skin to feel sensitive to heat and my throat feels tight for about 2 hours but the headache and all symptoms are totally gone. Brilliant
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Mar 13th, 2014), Cerner Multum™ (updated Apr 15th, 2014), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Apr 3rd, 2014) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.