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User Reviews for Maxalt-MLT

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Migraine  
8.7
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Reviews for Maxalt-MLT

AngelMcC · Taken for less than 1 month July 28, 2020

For Migraine: “I had a horrible migraine for 4 days. I was throwing up from pain in my head and neck, weak, dizzy, blurred vision and felt confused. I also couldn’t sleep. After taking maxalt within a couple hours I felt complete relief. I had some side affects of heavy limbs, trouble concentrating, and lethargy but I also felt really calm and relaxed for the first time in days. I highly recommend.”

10 / 10
Stormi · Taken for less than 1 month June 28, 2020

For Migraine: “maxalt helped with my migraines however the after effects left me depressed with chest pains sore neck, achy all over, tired, and dizzy, I also found myself having to pee way more than normal and it made me feel like I was dying in a sense. I have a brain tumor and for sure thought it turned to cancer and spread through my body before realizing it was the meds. I haven't taken any in a few days and already feel so much better.”

3 / 10
Tess · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 6, 2020

For Migraine: “This stuff is AWFUL. It doesn't work, and it literally makes me suicidal, even if I was fine when I took it. I am not exaggerating when I say I life became too much when I took it. I took some this morning, and it wasn't until I was writing out a suicide note that it clicked for me that this stuff makes me crazy.”

1 / 10

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Anonymous December 23, 2008

For Migraine: “Migraine, the word can’t convey the impact on life. For me, a typical one lasted about 36 hours, followed by another 24 hours of “hangover”. Somewhere during the 36 hour duration, would be 12 hours of hell. I’ve used Maxalt MLT about 10-12 times over the last 6 months. It has worked every time; I take one when I sense a migraine is starting, and it just doesn’t “blossom”. I have no side effects, no nausea, and no drowsiness. Sometime in the next 20-30 minutes I’ll realize the apprehension, tension and other precursors to the migraine have just disappeared. Migraines took too much of my life, and at their worst, pushed depression to the edge of suicide; it’s good to have a normal life back.”

10 / 10
GJJ666 · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 25, 2016

For Migraine: “Fantastic drug! Works every time within half an hour. Feel a little strange for around 30 minutes after taking it, but no other side effects. Highly recommend it as it's the only thing that works for my migraines”

10 / 10
Kris W November 12, 2016

For Migraine: “This little wafer gave me life back ! I use to suffer every week ,at least one attack.Not only does this kill the feeling of my brain bursting through my skull but stops the vomiting . Saved my life ,I felt I couldn't continue my life with such a disabilitating condition.”

9 / 10
Pintocalle1 May 7, 2013

For Migraine: “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.”

10 / 10

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CharliePants · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 22, 2014

For Migraine: “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.”

10 / 10
Jules · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 25, 2019

For Migraine: “Found these Maxalt MLT are the only things that work for my migraines. I try not to take too much as worried about the rebound headaches and often go two days Of pain before taking. These work in about 30 minutes. ”

10 / 10
Juliannaaaaa August 31, 2015

For Migraine: “I have suffered from hormonal migraines since puberty and am now in my fifties. I tried every option the Doctor could offer but nothing helped until I found Maxalt Melt about ten years ago. I call them my magic pill as they can clear a migraine completely within an hour. Very occasionally I have to take a second dose. They work for me with minimal side effects and are worth every penny. I'm in the UK so can get them on prescription.”

10 / 10
Lisa25177 · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 8, 2014

For Migraine: “Maxalt MLT tablets do wonders for my migraines. It takes away the migraine very quickly, much quicker than Excedrin or Bayer, and sometimes they take multiple doses to work, if they do at all. The only negative is that when I take one, my neck and upper shoulder muscles tighten up--severely. This doesn't always happen, but it usually does to some degree. Today the migraine went away in perhaps 30 minutes, but the muscle tightness lasted for 1-2 hours, and this time it was so painful I wanted to cry. Still, it's worth it to get rid of the migraine quickly and before it can get too severe. Another thing: my neurologist gave me the tip of swallowing it to get it into your system in the fastest way possible; it's faster than by mouth.”

10 / 10
Chris_G March 15, 2017

For Migraine: “Yesterday was my first time when I took Maxalt-MLT to cure my migraine. My doctor prescribed this drug six months ago but all those months I had no incidence of a migraine. Yesterday was again after my weight lifting workout. I only get migraines after a workout the last years. I always get aura for about 20 minutes before a headache begin. That is good the doctor said because I can take Maxalt faster before the pain begins. My first impression is that the aura lasted about 15 minutes and the pain was bearable in a scale of ten I would say 6.5 compared to other times that reaches 9 -10. The first 10 minutes, I was feeling a little bit weird and little dizzy. After 90 minutes the migraine got away, I think it needs about 90 minutes to act”

9 / 10
Anonymous May 17, 2009

For Migraine: “Maxalt-MLT has been the only migraine medication that didn't give me most of the common side effects. My migraines don't often come with warning signs, like the "auras." My left temple just starts to throb, and I know I have about an hour before the pain has me hiding in the dark, wishing my skull would just go ahead and split open. Maxalt works within the hour (at least to head off the really awful pain - sometimes I need to take another one in a few hours to completely erase the headache), and I can get on with my day. The only side effect I've ever noticed is if I take one and then lie down, I'll sleep for a couple hours. But if I'm up and around or out and about, I can keep going just fine. But I can say the same thing about Benadryl.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 12, 2013

For Migraine: “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.”

10 / 10
Scottishblood January 20, 2012

For Migraine: “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!”

10 / 10
Anonymous August 27, 2011

For Migraine: “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.”

9 / 10
Nadz17 November 9, 2017

For Migraine: “Maxalt saved my life! It is the only medicine that works for me when have a migraine attack, I swear by it and carry it with me always just in case. It literally gave me back my life, I was ill for days that ran into weeks that went into months. It was shocking, I felt suicidal with having no life and one day was sitting in my doctors room sobbing begging him to help me, and he prescribed me rizatriptan (maxalt). I love it!!”

10 / 10
Wayne Huff February 10, 2010

For Migraine: “This is a miracle drug! I've tried all sorts of medicines over the past 30 some years and this drug is the only one that has ever stopped my migraines. If you are like me and have migraines often, then you got to try this drug, of course not all people have the same experience with medicines, but it is well worth trying.”

10 / 10
Red Leader · Taken for 10 years or more October 24, 2015

For Migraine: “Works nearly every time on one dose. The second dose will make you fell washed out for the next 24 hours. Life is normal with this drug as it works in about an hour. I am in the UK so NHS covers the costs of the drug.”

10 / 10
TC631 · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 8, 2013

For Migraine: “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).”

9 / 10
Grace S. May 7, 2016

For Migraine: “When I was about 23, I started getting horrific migraines out of nowhere that would incapacitate me for days at a time. My neurologist couldn't find anything wrong and I tried several medications (some would take at least 12 hours to have an effect). The only medication that ever successfully treated my migraines was Maxalt and it pretty much gave me my life back. It would still take at least an hour to work but it was really a life changer. Ultimately, I sought an ENT and after I had sinus surgery (and corrected my deviated septum) in 2011, my migraines never returned. But if they ever did come back, I would be running to Maxalt as my savior again!”

10 / 10
courtneymarie78 August 31, 2011

For Migraine: “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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous January 31, 2011

For Migraine: “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 / 10
Anonymous June 15, 2008

For Migraine: “Maxalt has really changed how I felt about my migraines. Before I was prescribed Maxalt, I would suffer terribly, taking only OTC medications which "never" helped much. Now when I feel those tell-tale signs of a migraine coming on (I do not experience any "aura"), I take a Maxalt (and sometimes some ibuprofen, too) and I know my migraine will be gone within the hour! And I'm not sleepy.”

9 / 10
signsofstatic March 12, 2008

For Migraine: “Next to Frova (which is, to me, the miracle drug), Maxalt-MLT has been by far the most helpful triptan migraine medication. And it's also quite convenient, as it dissolves in your mouth (without having a horrible taste, even).”

10 / 10
Aunt Heather August 27, 2009

For Migraine: “I have tried OTC migraine medicines, and three other prescriptions. Maxalt is by far the best, and MLT makes it nearly perfect. The only bad side effect I have is that the back of my neck gets sore. Maxalt does this far less than Zomig, and taking Advil Liquigels or Vicodin with the Maxalt MLT helps quite a bit. My ideal treatment for a migraine is to take Maxalt MLT and Advil Liquigels, then lay down with something cold on my forehead. Once I am able to doze, I sleep until I wake up on my own. I can't believe how much better I feel after the nap. At work, I just take the two medicines. It takes me longer to feel better, but makes my headache much more bearable.”

10 / 10
DaMax May 3, 2015

For Migraine: “Maxalt, especially the melt aways are simply amazing. I've had to take them off and on for years. (Going quite awhile without migraines.) Then the generic was introduced. I've tried two different kinds. They are not the same! The generic makes my headache get worse right after I take it, then about 1/2 hour later it might work. I'm usually asleep soon after that. I searched for the 'real' deal again and it is as I remembered. Started working RIGHT away with very little side effects. Maybe sore throat. Such a miracle for me. It is expensive at times depending on whim of insurance coverage, but I will pay to have pain go away!”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more August 26, 2012

For Migraine: “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.”

10 / 10

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