Maxalt

The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.

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Approval Status:

Approved June 1998

Specific Treatments:

Migraine Headaches

Therapeutic Areas

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General Information

Maxalt has been approved for the acute treatment of migraine headaches. Maxalt is the first and only migraine drug available not only in conventional tablets, but also in a fast-dissolving tablet formulation (disintegrated on the tongue, no water needed).

Clinical Results

In clinical studies it was found that approximately 70% of patients who took Maxalt 10mg reported pain relief at two hours, while 60% of patients who took the 5mg dose reported pain relief at two hours as well. Both formulations will be made available in 10mg and 5mg strengths.