Expert Answer: Triptans for migraines

Question: If a patient takes imitrex and also has maxalt available, how long should they wait for the imitrex to work before taking the maxalt?

You might retreat with either the Imitrex or the Maxalt in 2 hours if the first dose is not fully effective. You should never mix these 2 within the same 24 hour period, however. These agents need to be taken early in an attack to be fully effective, so pay attention to te earliest symptoms that you get with your migraines.

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