Drug Profile


Alternative Names: L 705126; Maxalt; Maxalt-MLT; MK 0462; MK 462; Rizatriptan benzoate

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Antimigraines; Small molecules; Triazoles; Tryptamines
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 1B receptor agonists; Serotonin 1D receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Migraine
  • No development reported Motion sickness

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Jan 2013 First generic equivalent of orally disintegrating tablet formulation (wafer) available in USA for Migraine
  • 30 Dec 2012 Generic equivalent of tablet formulation available in USA for Migraine
  • 16 Dec 2011 Launched for Migraine (in children and adolescents) in USA (PO)
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