How Much Maxalt Can Be Taken In 2 Week Period

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How Much Maxalt Can Be Taken In 2 Week Period

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Anne,

Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!

If you take more than one dose of Maxalt in a day, the doses should be separated by at least two hours. No more than 30 mg of Maxalt should be taken on a 24-hour period. The prescribing information says, "The safety of treating, on average, more than four headaches in a 30-day period has not been established."

There is no data on how much Maxalt can safely be taken in a two week period, but it's recommended that it not be used more than two or three days per week because of the potential for medication overuse headache. You can read more about this in Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires.

How frequent are your Migraines? Experts recommend that anyone who has three or more Migraines a month talk with their doctor about prevention. There's growing evidence that Migraine is a progressive brain disease. A recent study showed that Migraines can cause brain damage, and that people with three or more Migraines a month are more susceptible to this damage. For more information, see Is Migraine a Progressive Brain Disease?, Yes, Migraines Can Cause Brain Damage, and Migraine with Aura Linked to Late-Life Brain Lesions.

Welcome again,

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert