Review: taking Maxalt and Xanax together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Maxalt and Xanax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Maxalt and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 323 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Maxalt

Maxalt has active ingredients of rizatriptan benzoate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Maxalt 4,271 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,007 users)

On Jul, 28, 2016

323 people who take Maxalt, Xanax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Maxalt and Xanax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Maxalt:
  • < 1 month: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Maxalt:
  • female: 67.0% - (23 of 34 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 70.0% - (24 of 34 people)
  • male: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Maxalt:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 30-39: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 40-49: 76.0% - (10 of 13 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Xanax:
  • 0-1: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 30-39: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • 40-49: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • anaemia
  • complications of transplanted kidney
  • cytomegalovirus viraemia
  • hyperkalaemia
  • kidney transplant rejection
  • lymphocyte count decreased
  • parvovirus infection
  • pyelonephritis acute
  • renal tubular necrosis
  • thrombocytopenia
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • arterial thrombosis
  • cyanosis
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • pain
  • peripheral ischaemia
  • anaemia
  • complications of transplanted kidney
6 - 12 months:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • deformity
  • gallbladder disorder
  • injury
  • pain
  • hallucinations, mixed
1 - 2 years:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • blood pressure diastolic increased
  • blood pressure increased
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cognitive disorder
  • deformity
  • gallbladder disorder
  • injury
2 - 5 years:
  • blood pressure diastolic increased
  • blood pressure increased
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cognitive disorder
  • gallbladder disorder
  • migraine
  • neurotransmitter level altered
  • pain
  • pain - head
  • pancreatitis
5 - 10 years:
  • headache
  • increased tendency to bruise
  • insomnia
  • tremor
  • itching
  • neck pain
  • abnormal weight gain
  • appetite increased
  • bone pain
  • decreased activity
10+ years:
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • abnormal weight gain
  • appetite increased
  • bone pain
  • decreased activity
  • decreased interest
  • exercise tolerance decreased
  • fall
  • heat intolerance
not specified:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • pain
  • blood glucose increased
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • hypoaesthesia
  • headache
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • arthralgia
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • blood glucose increased
  • vomiting
  • migraine
  • abdominal pain
male:
  • fall
  • hypoaesthesia
  • muscle spasms
  • neck pain
  • pain in extremity
  • paraesthesia
  • cardiac flutter
  • confusional state
  • drug ineffective
  • emotional distress

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • gallbladder disorder
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • sphincter of oddi dysfunction
20-29:
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • palpitations
  • anxiety
  • confusional state
  • diarrhoea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • aphasia
  • balance disorder
  • cholelithiasis
30-39:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headache
  • migraine
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • dysarthria
  • bronchitis
  • sinusitis
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • asthma
  • feeling abnormal
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • abdominal discomfort
  • arthralgia
  • dyspnoea
  • glucose tolerance impaired
50-59:
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • hypoaesthesia
  • abdominal pain
  • asthenia
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • arthralgia
  • pain in extremity
60+:
  • renal failure acute
  • allodynia
  • cyanosis
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • headache
  • hypoxic encephalopathy
  • pneumonia
  • septic shock
  • urosepsis
  • angioedema

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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