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Maxalt vs Sumatriptan Succinate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 66

This is personalized comparison of Maxalt vs Sumatriptan Succinate for a female aged 66. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Maxalt (latest outcomes from 4,353 users) has active ingredients of rizatriptan benzoate. It is often used in migraine.

Sumatriptan succinate (latest outcomes from 2,449 users) has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 819 female patients aged 62 who take the same drugs are studied in Maxalt vs Sumatriptan Succinate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Maxalt rizatriptan benzoatenot specified
Sumatriptan Succinate sumatriptan succinateRanbaxy

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 62 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

MaxaltSumatriptan Succinate (Ranbaxy)

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MaxaltSumatriptan Succinate (Ranbaxy)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingHeadache (pain in head)
Drug IneffectiveMigraine (headache)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
DiarrhoeaFeeling Abnormal
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Constipation

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MaxaltSumatriptan Succinate (Ranbaxy)
Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Migraine (headache)
Silent Myocardial Infarction (a heart attack without having any symptoms)Confusion
Arteriospasm Coronary (spasm of the large- or medium-sized coronary arteries)Diarrhoea
Headache (pain in head)Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting)
Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin)Tenderness (pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched)
Drug IneffectiveMemory Impairment
Blood Pressure Systolic IncreasedWeight Increased
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Dizziness
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Bladder Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Sumatriptan Succinate1.28%3.85%16.67%44.87%33.33%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate) is often used to treat migraine. Sumatriptan Succinate (sumatriptan succinate) is often used to treat migraine. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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