Maxalt Drug Interactions

Maxalt Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Maxalt is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Certain Antidepressants
Taking Maxalt with certain depression medications can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. These symptoms include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasm
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
     
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be very dangerous.
 
There are special warnings for MAOIs. Taking Maxalt with a type A MAOI can greatly increase the amount of Maxalt in your blood, increasing your chance of dangerous Maxalt side effects. Do not take Maxalt if you have used a type A MAOI within the last two weeks. Although selegiline and rasagiline are usually considered to be type B MAOIs, they may also be MAO-A inhibitors when used at high doses. Ask your healthcare provider before taking Maxalt with selegiline or rasagiline.
  
Ergot Medications
Taking Maxalt with ergot medications can increase your risk of dangerous side effects. Do not take Maxalt and ergot medications within 24 hours of each other.
 
Propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA, InnoPran XL)
Taking Maxalt with propranolol can increase the level of Maxalt in your blood. People taking propranolol should not take more than Maxalt 5 mg per dose.
 
Triptans
Taking Maxalt with other triptans can increase your risk of serious side effects. These medications should not be taken within 24 hours of each other.
 
Know the Signs - Concussion Safety

Maxalt Medicine

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.