Maxalt Warnings and Precautions
Who Should Not Take Maxalt?
You should not take Maxalt if you:
- Are allergic to Maxalt, rizatriptan benzoate, or any of the inactive components used to make Maxalt. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Maxalt.
- Have a history of angina, including stable angina, unstable angina, or variant angina (Prinzmetal's angina).
- Have a history of heart disease or a heart attack.
- Have untreated high blood pressure (hypertension).
- Have hemiplegic or basilar migraines (rare types of migraines involving loss of feeling on one half of the body or pain at the back of the head).
- Have taken ergot medications within the past 24 hours. Some examples of ergot medications include:
- Have taken another triptan medication similar to Maxalt within the past 24 hours. Some examples of other triptans include:
- Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Some examples of MAOIs include: