Maxalt (Rizatriptan)

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Rizatriptan (Generic)
Rizatriptan Benzoate
Rizatriptan Benzoate
Rizatriptan Benzoate
Rizatriptan (Generic)
Rizatriptan Benzoate


Medically reviewed by Dr. Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

Order Online

How to buy Maxalt (Rizatriptan) online?

Maxalt (Rizatriptan) can be ordered online through or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Maxalt (Rizatriptan) is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90 days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider.

Is it safe to order from Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Absolutely. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication.

Maxalt Cost

How much does Maxalt (Rizatriptan) cost?

Maxalt 10mg (Brand) –

  • Average US retail Price (18 Tablets) – $789.91
  • Our price (12 Tablets) – $220.00

Rizatriptan 10mg (Generic) –

  • Average US retail price (18 Tablets) – $598.55
  • Our price (12 Tablets) – $51.00

At, we make sure to keep drug prices low. You can view the Maxalt cost savings below:

We provide brand and generic Maxalt 10 mg tablets here at Canadian Pharmacy Online. A quantity of 12 tablets of brand Maxalt costs $220, which comes out to $18.33 per unit. A quantity of 12 tablets of generic Maxalt costs $51, which comes out to $4.25 per unit.

Below shows the price comparison of brand and generic Maxalt 10 mg tablets at a quantity of 12 tablets between the average U.S. retail price and Canadian Pharmacy Online price.

What is the lowest price of Maxalt Per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $3.00/unit for Maxalt 10 mg tablets

Is this price for Maxalt without insurance?

The prices are without insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot accept insurance. However, we will give you an official receipt that you can use to apply for reimbursement with your insurer. We are also unable to adjudicate with US insurance providers.

Why is Maxalt cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Drug prices in certain countries are negotiated and regulated such as in Canada. The US is a free market economy which is why the price differs since pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they find appropriate for the product. As a result, we offer lower prices to our patients as we acquire medications from these countries. 

Maxalt Coupon

Is there an Maxalt coupon available?

Sorry, we do not have an Maxalt coupon available at this time.

Maxalt Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Maxalt available?

Maxalt is available as a generic alternative. 

How much cheaper is generic Maxalt?

Generic Maxalt (Rizatriptan) is $169 cheaper than brand Maxalt at a quantity of 12 tablets.

What is the difference between brand and generic Maxalt?

There is no difference between generic and brand Maxalt. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation.


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship nationwide across the United States.

How much does shipping cost?

There are no standard shipping fees.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

Refill Rx

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with Canadian Pharmacy Online. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account.
You can also call us at 1-800-416-8019 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About Maxalt (Rizatriptan)

What is Maxalt?

Maxalt is a prescription medication that is classified as a serotonin (5HT) 1B/1D receptor agonist.


What is Maxalt used for? 

It is used for the treatment of acute migraine attacks in patients aged 6 years and older. Prior to use, a clear diagnosis for migraines must have been established. It cannot be used for migraine prevention or for the treatment of cluster headache.

How does it work?

It treats migraines by acting as an agonist at the 5HT receptors which are located in the intracranial blood vessels and the sensory nerves of the trigeminal system.



How do I take Maxalt? 

Take Maxalt as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not see improvement in your migraine after the first dose, you may take another dose after 2 hours unless you are between the ages of 6 and 17; taking a second dose in this population should be approved first by the doctor.

What dosages are available?

Maxalt is available as brand and generic 5 and 10 mg tablets.

What is the recommended dosage?

Typically 5 -10 mg is given as a single dose in adult patients at the onset of a migraine. In pediatric patients (6 – 17 years of age), 5 mg is given as a single dose if the child weighs less than 40 kg and 10 mg is given as a single dose if the child weighs greater than 40 kg. Take as directed by your doctor.

What is the maximum dosage?

The maximum recommended dosage is 30 mg/day.

What if I miss a dose?

Since this medication is taken as needed for migraine onset, missing a dose is not of concern.

Warnings & Precautions

What should you know before you take Maxalt?

In patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac function should be evaluated prior to using Maxalt

Discontinue if you experience arrhythmias

You may experience chest/throat/neck/jaw pain or tightness that is not associated with myocardial ischemia; let your doctor know if this occurs

There is a risk for cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and stroke when taking this medication

There is a risk for gastrointestinal ischemic events and peripheral vasospastic reactions

There is a risk for medication overuse headaches if this medication is taken too frequently

There is a risk for serotonin syndrome when taking this medication with other agents that affect serotonin levels

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Maxalt?

Some common side effects (≥5%) include:

  • Asthenia/fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • Pain/pressure sensation
  • Dizziness

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects.


Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Propranolol has been shown to increase the exposure of Maxalt; the dose of Maxalt may need to be lowered to prevent adverse effects
Do not use concomitantly with ergot-containing drugs within 24 hours of Maxalt as it can cause prolonged vasospastic reactions
Use with other 5HT agonists within 24 hours is not recommended due to increased risk for adverse effects
Increased risk for serotonin syndrome when used with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Maxalt should not be used in patients also taking MAO-A inhibitors or non-selective MAO inhibitors as these agents can increase the exposure of Maxalt


How should this medication be stored?

Keep Maxalt in the original container and store it in a dry place at room temperature 15-30°C (59-86°F).

Pharmacist Tips

  • This medication may cause dizziness. Use caution when first starting this medication especially when driving or operating heavy machinery as this may result in injury.
  • To avoid medication overuse, avoid taking Maxalt for more than 2 days per week.
  • Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include: agitation, hallucinations, fast heartbeat, and muscle spasms. If this occurs, immediately seek medical attention and let your doctor know as they may choose to prescribe something else for your migraine management.
  • Let your doctor know if you have high blood pressure so they can monitor appropriately at your follow-up visits as this medication may cause increases in blood pressure.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.


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Maxalt FAQ

Does Maxalt make you feel high?

In some clinical trials, patients reported feelings of euphoria after taking their dose but at this time, it is not known if it was a direct result of taking Maxalt.

How quickly does Maxalt work?

Patients have reported symptom relief within 30 minutes of taking their dose. If no improvement is observed after 2 hours of your dose, you may take another dose if you are over 18 years old. If you are between the ages of 6 and 17, ask your doctor if you are able to take a second dose to relieve your symptoms.

Can I take Maxalt and Ibuprofen together?

Yes, you can combine the two together if you need further migraine relief or are trying to limit your triptan use.

Can I take Maxalt every day?

It is only recommended to use Maxalt as needed for migraines with a max of 2 doses in a 24 hour period and a recommended max of 2 days per week to prevent medication overuse headaches. If you require dosing more frequently, let your doctor know as they may decide to change your medication.

Does Maxalt contain caffeine?

No, Maxalt does not contain caffeine.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.