Maxalt Warnings and Precautions
Among the warnings and precautions with Maxalt to be aware of are the safety of taking Maxalt while pregnant or nursing and the risk of a heart attack in some people who take it. A few of the conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about prior to taking Maxalt include heart problems, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Talk with your healthcare provider about the Maxalt warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Maxalt: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Maxalt® (rizatriptan benzoate) if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially a history of heart disease, angina, an irregular heart rhythm, or a history of a heart attack
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Certain blood vessel conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease, ischemic bowel disease, or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Have gone through menopause.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.