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 540 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 6,169 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 82,506 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

540 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: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)
  • 10+ years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 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% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Maxalt:
  • female: 68.0% - (20 of 29 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 68.0% - (20 of 29 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: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 72.0% - (8 of 11 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: 70.0% - (7 of 10 people)
  • 40-49: 63.0% - (7 of 11 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
  • cyanosis
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • emotional distress
  • pain
  • peripheral ischaemia
  • pulmonary embolism
  • arterial thrombosis
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
6 - 12 months:
  • anxiety
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anhedonia
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • deformity
  • gallbladder disorder
  • injury
  • pain
  • hallucinations, mixed
  • abdominal pain
1 - 2 years:
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • device dislocation
  • pain
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anhedonia
  • blood pressure diastolic increased
  • blood pressure increased
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cognitive disorder
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
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • migraine

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • migraine
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
male:
  • pain
  • fall
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • fatigue
  • pain in extremity
  • nausea
  • hypoaesthesia
  • muscle spasms
  • insomnia
  • memory impairment

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • ankle fracture
  • arthropathy
  • bipolar disorder
  • bipolar i disorder
  • bronchitis chronic
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiac disorder
  • cardiomegaly
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
10-19:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • gallbladder disorder
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • sphincter of oddi dysfunction
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • palpitations
  • confusional state
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • aphasia
  • balance disorder
30-39:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • bronchitis
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • depression
  • migraine
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • sinusitis
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • headache
  • asthma
  • feeling abnormal
  • insomnia
  • memory impairment
50-59:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anaemia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • abdominal pain
  • asthenia
  • diarrhoea
  • arthralgia
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • pain in extremity
60+:
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • headache
  • pain in extremity
  • pneumonia
  • pain
  • weight increased
  • arrhythmia
  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • decreased appetite

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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