Rizatriptan TABLET - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Maxalt
Request a callback from your medical provider right away or seek emergency medical attention if you have any serious side effects, including:
Rizatriptan can cause chest pain, which should be evaluated right away by a medical provider. Heart attacks, heart disease and cardiac arrest have been reported as a result of taking this medication. Get medical help right away if the following side effects occur:
There have been reports linking this medication to brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain). Get medical help if you experience the following side effects:
This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your medical provider or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see “Drug Interactions”). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before using this medication, tell your medical provider or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
Certain conditions can increase your risk for heart problems. Tell your medical provider if you have any of these conditions, including:
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
Not applicable. (See “How to take Rizatriptan” section.)
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