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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.

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What are the drugs

Maxalt (latest outcomes from 4,347 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 May, 13, 2014: 815 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
Female62Migraine

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)
Sumatriptan

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)
DizzinessVomiting
PneumoniaDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
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)Diarrhoea
Silent Myocardial Infarction (a heart attack without having any symptoms)Migraine (headache)
Arteriospasm Coronary (spasm of the large- or medium-sized coronary arteries)Confusion
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 IneffectiveNoises Or Buzzing In The Ears (a ringing in the ears)
Blood Pressure Systolic IncreasedDizziness
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Weight Increased
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Low Back Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Maxalt3.33%6.67%13.33%46.67%30.00%
Sumatriptan Succinate1.33%4.00%14.67%46.67%33.33%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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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.

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