Maxalt Side Effects

Maxalt Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common, but more serious, side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These Maxalt side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe chest pain or tightness (see Maxalt and Heart Problems)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Changes in vision, including loss of vision
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • Unexplained skin rashes
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or shortness of breath
    • Unexplained swelling.
 
Taking Maxalt with certain antidepressants can increase your risk of developing a dangerous group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have the following symptoms:
 
  • Confusion
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not really there (hallucinations)
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Fainting
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
     

Rare Side Effects of Maxalt

In research studies, some side effects happened in only 1 percent or less of people taking Maxalt. Because they are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether these side effects are because of Maxalt or something else.
 
Some of these rare side effects of Maxalt include but are not limited to:
 
  • Warm or cold sensations
  • Sensation of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Flushing (redness of skin, especially the face)
  • Hot flashes.
     
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